Sunday, March 1, 2009

10 vegetarian stumbles

YIKES! My husband and I made the switch. I don't know what you would officially call us but we've decided we won't eat anything with a face.

A few weeks ago, I received the current National Geographic magazine. There was a picture of a turtle being held by someone and it seemed to me that the turtle was screaming. Underneath was a caption about the probable destination as turtle soup. The initial impact of that photograph was startling. It continued to haunt me for weeks while I kept noticing what I was consuming. I talked to my husband about it and he thought it was a good idea for both of us to discontinue eating meat.

We are experimenting with vegetarian products and recipes. Here are some of the internet resources we have come across while bumbling through our new lifestyle:

Mayo Clinic: Vegetarian Diet - how to get the best nutrition

American Heart Association: Vegetarian Diets

American Dietetic Association: A New Food Guide for North American Vegetarians

Better Health Channel: Vegetarian Eating

Foodbuzz: Vegetarian Recipes - submitted by members

Nibbledish: Vegetarian Recipes - submitted by members

Allrecipes: Vegetarian


Vegetarian Times

Fat-Free Vegan Recipes


  1. I made the switch to no meat about 2 months ago after a long period of back and forth. Yes or no? Thanks for sharing the veggie recipe sites .. I'm going to check them out as I need a bit of inspiration. The best I could manage yesterday was a plate of steamed broccoli! I like broccoli, but I doubt anyone would claim it was inspiring to eat a plate of it and nothing else!

    I also notice that since giving up meat I need about 2 hours less sleep every night. That was unexpected!

  2. The Great Double BulletMarch 11, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    Any (well most) meaty recipes can be adapted to veggie so at least your old recipe books continue to serve a purpose and not just collect dust ..... have you gone full hog and vegan or 'normal' veggie, as in nowt with a (as you say) a face, spinal chord or tail.


Any comments that exceed the barrier of good taste will be deleted. I reserve the right to arbitrarily decide.