I now consider myself a full fledged vegetarian. Before, I was staying away from meat, not yet quite able to delve into the world that is soy and protein based meat, nor could I conquer the inevitable tofu that comes with being vegetarian. Don’t get me wrong, I had eaten tofu before this foray into meatless heaven, but I had never gotten into it. It was bland, tasteless mush that was just too strange on the tongue. However, I have eaten tofu. I have enjoyed tofu. And now I even crave tofu. As I do all veggie style products. Veggie dogs, veggie ribs, veggie ground beef, and oh the legumes! The beautiful, wonderful legumes! Black beans! My heart sings to thee! I made the most amazing sweet potato and black bean chili. A pesto and spinach salad! Oh vegetarian delight! I sing the praises! My mom got me two vegetarian cookbooks. I have marked all the recipes I want to try. I am recipe three (I only get the weekends to cook, so therefore I am also on week three) and it is Southwestern Pot Pie. Chickpeas, peppers, corn, onions, and cornbread dumplings! Next week is a corn casserole with black bean sauce! I will have to start taking pictures.
I recommend altering your diet for a healthy cause. I decided to do, or go, vegetarian on a whim. It was healthier, and doctor’s had recommended it to me to help with various problems I have, so I decided, “what the hell?”. It’s a whole new world! A whole new, wonderful world! Try it, you might like it!
Not much else to report, but my unyielding love of legumes.
- Burn Notice (on USA). Jeffrey Donovan, a.k.a. Michael Weston, is awesome. It’s a fun show. And another big plus is Sam Axe, or also known as the amazing, brilliant, totally awesome Bruce Campbell.
- Blossom. It’s no longer airing (obviously you know this unless you have been living under a rock FOREVER), however, seasons 1&2 are out on DVD. I am the proud owner of this volume (it’s a single set). Best show in the early 90s. What else can I say but WHOA.
- Mad Men (on AMC). I have heard this show referred to as the SATC for men. I can sort of see it, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold an appeal for women (seeing as I am one). Don Draper, the undeniably sexy Jon Hamm, steals the show with his deep insights (parodied on SNL) and mysterious past. Get hooked!