31 December 2009

Ovo-lacto-pesce-tarian



I think that's the right term. That's a really long word for saying "I'm giving up red meat and poultry for 2010."

Yep, no more bacon...

Since Carol already eats this way, it shouldn't be too hard for me to make the switch. I already eat like this at home, that was a compromise Carol and I made prior to getting hitched. It was a practical choice, it would save expenses and time instead of having to prepare two separate meals for us.

Fish, dairy, and eggs are ok, and of course any of the products from Morningstar Farms, Quorn, & Boca. Meat-free products have come a long way over the years, especially the Quorn line. You can sub them in for chicken, and it's very hard to tell the difference. I have prepared a version of chicken salad using Quorn Chik'n Tenders that people literally thought it was chicken, it was that good.

And, (to scorn of my pal Chaz ;) ) I will be incorporating more tofu/seitan/tempeh into meals. I already made a fantastic stir-fry with Light Life Organic Soy Tempeh - the texture was little odd, but I got used to it fairly quickly.

The Morningstar Farms Veggie Buffalo Wings are very tasty - cook them in the oven instead of the microwave and they come out crisp and spicy. Morningstar makes a very good Italian Sausage as well.

I'll be blogging about this over the next year at One Year Veg. Drop in from time to time and see how I'm doing, offer suggestions/praise/encouragement, check out recipes and experiments, and product reviews.
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