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Monday, January 24, 2011

I Want To Be a Vegetarian But..

I have posted lately about my efforts to be healthy and yea, lose this beach ball gut I've got going. For the most part I eat well but not well enough obviously. I know I certainly can do better...

I've given some thought to being a Vegetarian...I don't really have any issue, moral or otherwise with meat. It just sounds healthy. But I don't think I'll ever succeed at being one because I'm too lazy when it comes to cooking.

Every time I hear someone who is a Veg talk about their eating habits, it sounds like way too much work and sacrifice! I just want to eat and go. I'm the type of person who honestly likes to eat a little something when their hungry and typically doesn't want to take time to sit and have meals. I'm too figedy for lingering over a meal, Ach.

I used to go out to dinner quite often but lately I eat so little at a time that it's not worth it. So I haven't a clue how to approach my eating habits and what would be a healthy pattern for me to get into to...

I have had some issues with my stomach and digestive tract, yep old war wounds from the heavy drinking days but fortunately my liver wasn't pickled in the process. Considering I drank enough Vodka and Gin in the last year of my drinking alone to float the whole US Navy, a trouble free (for now) Liver is nothing short of miraculous!

I do think there is some truth to the notion that it's more difficult sometimes to eat well when you live alone. It does make planning meals seem...unnecessary. It's quite easy to nibble and pick...and that's cool if you don't include ice cream and such in there.

I worked with a young man a few years ago who was about a diet that took a ton of effort not too mention discipline and vigilance. I really admired his dedication and his commitment to his principles. It just doesn't make sense to me though. If that is your choice, more power to you...I support your right to choose but frankly I like cheese, milk and meat for that matter...all in moderation.

So I have to figure out what to do with my diet. I have a bunch of fruit and vegetables in the house...and I eat a lot of fruit each day but struggle to eat my veggies. I don't really know why.

Anyway, I'm gonna go slice and apple and think about it for a while...


  1. 5 meals a day - you gotta eat to live man - breakfast lunch dinner - then some snacks in between - some says i don't eat any more than the 3 meals.

    Cauliflower, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, some herbs, throw em in a zip loc bag, shake it up, bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until the cauliflower starts to brown.

    Line asparagus on baking sheet, sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, top with prociutto and mozzarella, cook for 25 minutes in oven at like 350, or until the mozz is bubbling

    Apples and caramel is the shit too.

    I always like going with the pasta salad with chopped bell peppers, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, scallions, broccoli - all the veggies raw.

    try it out man

  2. Roasted cauliflower (see Ryan's comment) was one of my fave and easiest veggies to do up... when I used to cook a bit more often. Nowadays I just don't really feel like going through the prepping process, even if it is just cutting up a few veggies. I know that sounds sad. Eating, as well as cooking, is just as much a motivational issue as most things in life.

  3. Its eeeeeeeaaaaaaasssssy! Need recipes? Lemme know. I was not a vegetarian when I was married, so all of my cooking revolved around veggi foods that were hearty too. Now, I'm totally lazy and my husband's passing zapped my interest in cooking - yet I don't have trouble being a vegetarian. And if you want to no longer thing meat is delicious just read any book on factory farming. Thats what did it for me; actually three books did. "Meat Market" by Erik Marcus, "Dominion" by Matthew Scully and "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell. I read all three books in that order. Never thought meat sounded good ever again. Never mind heath or just grosses me out now. I shared my findings with my boyfriend and he no longer eats it either. He hates the influence of big business in farming, so that was his big motivation. Easy peasy. That said, I don't hate on people who choose to eat meat. But if you need information on why not to eat it, there's plenty. I just find that most people don't want to know. Because once you KNOW. And its not tasty goodness.