Monday, March 9, 2009

Vegetarianism and good food too!

Here's a weight check in....down 15#! I've slowed down again, staying the same weight for a whole week, but I honestly think it has to do with not drinking enough water on a lot of days. That all has to do with how busy I am at work, and how available it is to drink.

So instead of being a Flexitarian as stated in my post before this, I went the whole way, and gave up all meats, and I'm on day 17 now, and absolutely love it! I thought I would really miss sea food, and I really don't. Shrimp was always my favorite, but I am quite content with just my veggies and whole grains. I hardly eat any processed foods now either, so it's basically a whole food diet that we are consuming.

Steve is down about 22-25 lbs too, and I'm so proud of him for sticking to this. He wants to continue his occasional salmon eating, but other than that, he's a vegetarian too. (Technically he'd be called a pescetarian), but he has still significantly changed his eating habits.

Here's a pic to share with you, since I haven't updated very often. This is a salsa rice and beans dish with a fresh fruit salad and was very good.

Basic recipe is easy too: 4 cups of cooked brown rice (either long cooked or quick cooking, it doesn't matter), 1 cup of salsa, and 2 cups of any beans (or 1 can of canned beans).

This came from the new cookbook I just bought last week, called The Vegetarian 5-ingredient Gourmet, by Nava Atlas

Give a Meatless meal a try sometime, and actually even the government is encouraging Meatless Mondays!


Faith said...

I'm really enjoying your blog, but I totally missed the fact that everything you were posting was vegetarian! My husband is a photographer, and he (with those sharp eyes,) picked it up, LOL. Anyway, I don't know if you're still doing the veggie thing, but if you are, I'm at I haven't put anything new up on my blog in a long time, but looking at your blog is inspiring me both photographically, and gastronomically!

Wishing you all the best,

(...who found you on a photographer's website, BTW.)