i noticed this summer pretty early on (well, after that delicious bbq sandwich in memphis on my road trip) that i wasn’t eating very much meat. i didn’t want to cook very much and heat up the kitchen. so then one day i just decided to look online at life as a vegetarian. a few HOURS later, my head was spinning. there are a lot of passionate people out there! and that’s great. but i wasn’t finding what i was looking for…probably because i didn’t know what i was looking for.
but then i came across this guy and some things started clicking. it’s not like i have expectations to become a vegetarian full time. i’m just curious, that’s all. to me, it would take a ton of planning, mental strength, and conviction to be a vegetarian or vegan. i don’t really have much of any of those things…
but as i was perusing his site, i discovered an article about the reasons why he had become a vegetarian. one of them really stood out to me. he said that he knew it would force him to be more creative with his food. so that’s why i started cutting out animal proteins.
however, i don’t expect myself to ever become a card-carrying vegetarian. i live in the beef industry capital. it’s not a part of my culture. and i like bacon, steak, chicken, and pork tenderloin. i choose my meats wisely…organic, grassfed, etc. i want to ultimately get down to 4-5 days a week meat-free. right now, i’m at about 2-4 days a week. i have been trying new recipes (which is my real goal) and foods. i’m feeling better physically. and i’m learning a ton about food.