I’m a vegetarian every day, and have been since I was 12. I could attempt to convince Captain Dad. Although he does eat some veggie meals now, he is very much a carnivore and usually has at least one meal with meat a day.
I became a vegetarian gradually. First I stopped eating veal. Then I stopped eating red meat because I never really was a red meat fan. Finally I just decided I did not want to eat any meat because I just did not like the idea. My mom probably thought it was a stage…but here I am, still a vegetarian.
I do, however, cook meat. And Baby Diva has chicken and turkey. I do not have any moral issue with eating meat. I just, personally, don’t.
However, I agree with Amy that it would be good on several levels if people in general cut back a little on meat consumption.
I asked my husband which of my veggie recipes I should share and he suggested “Peanut Noodles.” This goes well with a tofu and veggie stir-fry.
2 parts peanut butter
2 parts soy sauce
1 part honey
spices: ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic powder to taste
Dash of sesame oil (optional)
garnish: chopped peanuts and cilantro (optional)
1. Cook linguine to package directions. Blanch and drain.
2. Mix peanut butter, soy sauce, honey and spices.
3. Combine noodles with sauce and refrigerate for at least an hour. Garnish as desired.
Enjoy World Vegetarian Day!