When Ethan was deployed last winter he decided he wanted to try being a vegetarian. At first I was really skeptical about it all. I thought it was just a phase he was going through while he was in the sandbox. Three months later when he came home he was still set on eating no meat.
I was really nervous about trying to go meatless. I had never even thought about becoming a vegetarian before. I mean I know people that are, but I've always been a steak and potatoes kind of girl.So when Ethan came home and told me that he wouldn't eat anything I made if it had meat in it I had to adjust my thinking.
We have been an almost meat-free family for over 4 months now, and it is a lot easier to eat vegetarian than I thought it would be. There's a lot more to it than just eating vegetables every night for dinner. I have to say that although Ethan is completely vegetarian (not vegan), I am not. I'm slowing working my way into being completely meat-free. If I am cooking at home then it's a full veggie meal, but if we're out at a restaurant I do sometimes get meat. I have given up red meat, but I do still eat chicken and shrimp occasionally.
A lot of my friends have come to me asking for healthy but good meals and so I've decided to start add a recipe day to the blog. Every Wednesday I will post a recipe that I have cooked myself and that my family (and friends) have all liked.If you use it be sure to let me know what you think of the dish.