a week of leafy greens

May 23, 2011 § 1 Comment

I just got back from a wonderful vacation to Italy & Greece where I was definitely eating more proscuitto and cheese than just about anything else. My body needs a break, so I’m going vegetarian this week.

Last year I experimented with being a “weekday vegetarian” since I know myself and I know I could never fully give up meat. It lasted about a month up until the holidays. The last time I ever went a full week was over 10 years ago traveling around India with my friend Adair and that was largely because there were no other options. We used to go to this place when we were studying in Bangalore called “The Only Place” which literally was about the only place at the time you could find steak.

Aside from the health benefits, I wish I could be a vegetarian all the time because I love animals. Because of my Mom I never grew up eating veal and I also have given up lamb at this point. I also now buy meat from places I know support good, local farms that treat animals well. It’s still hard though and I just have to tell myself not to think about it.

I am going to be calling on my vegetarian friends, especially my friend Emily, to send me some good suggestions. Send good sites and recipes my way! Who knows, maybe I’ll finally become at least a weekday vegetarian.

Just don’t send me recipes that include beets.

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