Hi everyone! So, a few weeks ago, I decided to become a vegetarian easing into a vegan lifestyle. It has been something I have read about and looked into for years now. I had been slowly cutting back on beef and pork in my diet for the last year. There have been a series of events over this past year that have made eating animal products less and less appealing for me. The final straw was viewing the movie Food, Inc. in December. Wow. I was blown away. Their catch line is "you will never look at dinner the same way" and I totally get why they say that because it is so true. I attached a link to their website and I encourage you to check it out on your own. It is very informative.
So, I am taking the plunge and I thought it would be fun to blog about it and share my thoughts, research and recipe tragedies and triumphs with all of you. I am really excited about this life-changing decision.
So, the only animal products that I will be using in my recipes will be organic eggs and organic dairy. By definition of a vegetarian that technically makes me a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. However, I am trying to limit eggs and dairy in my diet so many of my recipes will be vegan. I will also share about different interesting products that I find and like to cook with. I love to cook and am excited to experiment with new recipes and ingredients and adapt some of my old recipes too.
So, whether you are an omnivore, a vegetarian or a vegan or somewhere in-between I think you will enjoy the recipes, thoughts and facts that I share. I encourage all you omnivores out there to try these recipes out and consider eliminating meat and dairy from your diet one or a few days a week - its good for your health, good for the planet and good for all the chickens, pigs and cows everywhere!