What do you mean, she don’t eat no meat?

22 Feb

After 24 years of being a proud, card-carrying carnivore, I’ve decided to be in an open relationship with a vegetarian diet.  I suppose you could say I’ve always been in one, usually preferring a vegetable pizza to a pepperoni pizza.  Scratch that, a girl can have it all: vegetables AND pepperoni.

But really, ask any of my friends – I do love my falafels, eggplant parms, roasted veggies, and hummus.  So, can I get by on only these foods and their non-meat friends?  No more salami, steaks, hot dogs, buffalo wings, or pulled pork for me?  It will be ok, it will be OK.

Here are Alysea’s guidelines for being a commitment-phobe vegetarian:

    1. I will no longer buy meat at the grocery store to cook at home
    2. When dining out, I will strongly consider the vegetarian options
    3. But never sacrifice a true cultural experience or a restaurant’s signature item
    4. Bacon is an American essential and will not be forgotten
    5. Avoid awkward social situations

6. Lamb doesn’t count

Ok, by most definitions, I would not qualify as a vegetarian.  But I am trying something new in an attempt to be healthy. So sue me.  Until then, I will enjoy my home cooked black bean burger with roasted asparagus and sweet potatoes. Mmm.

black bean burger, sweet potatoes and asparagus

black bean burger, sweet potatoes and asparagus

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One Response to “What do you mean, she don’t eat no meat?”

  1. triciagtorley February 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    I’m glad we’re continuing to live the same life, as evidenced by your commitment to black bean burgers and bacon 🙂

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