After reading Veganist by Kathy Freston and watching "If slaughter houses had glass walls" (please don't click that link if you are easily offended) and finding a great website called Forks over Knives which promotes a movie (yet to watch) and just generally looking for a more centered life ---
we have become flexitarians.
Since we moved into our new home we have been cutting back on meat.
TO the point where, now. We don't eat hardly any meat (unless you are Hunna and sneak some at lunch time) The goal is to go two weeks without meat. Then three etc. etc.
Of course I can't ever pass up a juicy steak from parkers -- hence the "flexitarian" name.
We don't put too much pressure on ourselves and don't have to beat ourselves up if we choose to have a bit of meat every now and then.
I have found it completely and utterly easy to transition into no meat eating mode.
I've never really been a big meat eater anyway, but since making the conscious decision to eat less (or none) I have been making sure we get a wide variety of everything plant based to try and give us a well balanced diet.
Its actually really exciting and we have probably been eating more nutritionally beneficial foods than we were before.. I am feeling great!
On the menu :
Chickpea and sweet potato burgers with coriander and chilli. (above)
We still eat cheese and eggs although no milk considering I am allergic to raw milk anyway - but I do have a spare bottle for cooking.
With so many delicious alternatives I don't crave meat or milk anyway!
This week I had a parcel arrive from Anthropologie.
(White is for fresh and Blue is for hard boiled)
And these cute porcelain fruit baskets came from there too..
We have also been mooching around a bit finishing off the cleaning..
And trying (amongst flexitarianism) some other new endeavours..
back soon. x