Dietary Changes – Vegetarian Challenge

For a long time, two vegan cookbooks have been on my Amazon wishlist: Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbookand Appetite for Reduction.

My good friend, Bethany, would always cook these awesome vegan recipes, and I’d always ask her for the recipe. Without fail, she would recommend one of these two cookbooks. I finally ordered them and have been perusing Appetite for Reduction since it was delivered yesterday.

I am not a vegan. I am not a vegetarian. Never have I ever even considered making that dietary change.

Until now.

There’s no great social or ethical revelation here. There’s no dislike of meat or animal products. Don’t get your hopes up for some “Meat is Murder” rant. (nothing wrong if you do happen to eat according to your ethics)

As I was reading through the recipes, I thought. This stuff sounds good. It sounds clean and healthy and whole (which, of course, it is).

Then, I started wondering what it would be like to take on a vegetarianism challenge. For, like, a month. Hmm. First obstacle – I don’t cook very much. Second obstacle – I live with a very fervent meat & potatoes type of eater (although he’s much more adventurous than I), who also happens to be the cook.

Knowing the probable answer, I blurted out a question to my husband, “Would you ever consider trying to be a vegetarian for a month?”

“No, absolutely not. No way. Never.” was his answer. You know, in case I really didn’t understand the initial “no.”

Tonight, though, he told me that he might be willing to strike up a deal. If we got some fitness equipment (weights and such), he would be willing to give it a shot. One month. No meat at dinner. I will commit to a fully vegetarian diet for a month. Jason will probably just have a dinner commitment – he doesn’t often eat breakfast or lunch, anyway. We’ll see.

I’m currently pinning all the tasty-sounding vegan and vegetarian recipes I can find. Do you have a favorite?

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2 thoughts on “Dietary Changes – Vegetarian Challenge

  1. Way to commit! Don’t worry, your husband will probably not even notice the yummy dinners are meatless, and if he does, well, this is just another opportunity to show his love and support!

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