Saturday, September 05, 2009

Taking the Plunge

Earlier last week, I decided I was going to be a vegetarian. At least for a while.

Most reactions have been along the lines of "Oh, I thought you were already one." Lance's reaction is "Sure, until I cook you lamb." He has been, so far, taking me seriously, so that's been nice. I think I'll still eat fish occasionally because if I'm in a sushi restaurant there's no way I'm not getting some sort of tasty raw fishes. No way.

Why did I decide to take the vegetarian plunge? Most of my friends know that I don't eat much meat to begin with, but I do eat it on occasion. With moving and various other social activities, I've been finding myself eating more meat than I like. Monday was the last straw--I ate chicken and dumplings because it was what was available for dinner, and it was so...unappealing. The thought of eating meat became unpleasant, and I figured I needed to cut down on eating meat anyway, so...

Vegetarian.

Luckily, it's an easy lifestyle change for me, since I'm usually about 90% vegetarian anyway. And to make life easy for Lance, I'll probably still eat food he makes that is cooked with turkey stock or lard because we make that stuff ourselves and we have it in our pantry/freezer as it is. So, really it's not that much of a change except that I won't be eating meat when I eat out, and I'll avoid it when I go to my parents' or Lance's parents'...but I'm perfectly willing to prepare my own food, or simply eat the vegetable parts of the meals. Yay for vegetarian experimentation!

3 comments:

Khakionion said...

Don't worry, all women do some experimentation at some point in their lives. This is just a natural part of your life. ;)

I gave pescatarianism a shot for about half a year. It was nice, but I got to the point where my "just this once" cheats became frequent enough to merit just quitting altogether. Good luck with yours!

Kathryn Parks said...

Good for you. Eat what you like, and don't eat what you don't like. And don't let anyone make you feel bad about your food preferences. :)

Lauren said...

I admire your conviction. I am hoping to transition our family to (mostly) organic within the next year. While we are HUGE veggie people, we still enjoy the meet. (I am typing the day after feasting on Memphis-style smoked ribs...) Keep posting your culinary experiments...I'm lovin' your recipes! :)