My January Veggie Challenge - UPDATE

Sunday, January 06, 2008
Although it's the 6th of January, it's actually been 10 days so far. The last time I ate meat was December 27th, 2007. And truth be told, I'm not missing it. The cats, however, do - no more table scraps for them - a bite of chicken here, leftover pork chop there. Nope, none of that for my kitties anymore.

I haven't quite grasped the whole "eating healthier" idea to a large extent: I'm still drinking the dreaded gut rot (aka Coke) and I've had a bag of chips and a brownie or two. Grocery shopping today was pretty good though - healthy multi grain buns to be eaten wtih some Amy's Vegetable Barley soup (which I've heard great things about), peppers, onions, veggie chicken nuggets (ok, probably not sooo healthy), fajitas to make veggie/bean quesadillas, tomatoes, havarti cheese, and lots and lots of cans of beans. My cupboards are now stocked with baked beans, kidney beans, chick peas, and, of course, the everpresent diced tomatoes. Guaranteed I'll be eating well this week and...I'll be very gassy. Tee hee. My poor coworkers.

My copy of Veganomicon arrived on Friday but I have yet to have a look at the pages of pages of delicious recipes yet. Oh well. Later this week. I can't wait to get to the chickpea cutlets. They're getting quite good reviews on a number of vegan/vegetarian blogs and they just sound so yummy. I'll let you know when I decide to make them.


SME said...

Hooray!! You won't regret this (I hope!). It's been about a year and a half for me and I don't think I can touch meat ever again. Now when I see a pork chop or a sausage I wanna gag (tho to be honest, pork has always made me wanna gag...).

Gas probably won't be a prob once your system adjusts to the ridiculous amounts of fiber.

(I drink Coke too. We've all gotta have some bad habits!)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Cut the cokes out and get a soda that is weetened with pure cane sugar and not a corn syrup and you'll be much better off. Congrats on the meatless meals tho. I'm ready to go vegetarian but my Gf is not.

mister anchovy said...

Those Amy's soups are very good quality. We always have some in the pantry for those days when we need to throw together a quick meal. Tuffy P has been a 'mostly vegetarian' since the early 90s. She does eat seafood and eggs and dairy, and every once-in-a-long-while, she has a little piece of kielbassa (which she has declared to be a vegetable...something about the high garlic content). I still eat meat, and I'm OK about that, although I would like to find a good source for meat that hasn't been shot up with drugs and chemicals.

sp said...

Congratulations on your resolution and being the new owner of Veganomicon. I've been looking forward to the chickpea cutlets too.

Wandering Coyote said...

Hey Karen, just catching up here as I haven't been around in a while, as you know. I think I'm definitely going to cut back on my meat eating and up my fibre, especially because I'm on iron supplements now. I thought the Beowulf movie looked good, but after reading your review I'm not so sure.

Anyway, see you on the Scrabble board and Happy New Year!

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