Saturday, February 20, 2010

Going Vegetarian for 40 days

Hello Gang!

It's been a long time!  My old laptop died right around Thanksgiving last year and I bought a new one a few weeks later, in the midst of Christmas Madness.  Then I went on vacation mid-January.  Now it's nearly March and I'm ready to start posting once more.  And I've gone vegetarian, temporarily!

It's the season of Lent and after much thought, I decided to give up meat (including seafood) for Lent.  I like meat, a lot.  A whole lot.  So it's a real sacrifice.  It's also decidedly Old School.  I think that after a while, it will become easy.  At this point, I'm more worried about forgetting my Lenten promise and eating meat when I'm eating out!  Anyway, Lent started a few days ago and so far, so good!

I've been looking up vegetarian recipes around and  Some sound very exciting, like "Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta."  Don't you agree?  I can't wait to try it and share it with you!  I was surprised to see a lot of vegetarian recipes that are actually quite high in fat and/or sodium content.  "Vegetarian" just sounds so healthy, doesn't it?  Then again, macaroni and cheese is a meatless dish, so it's all about paying attention to the nutrition content of the dish, just like any other way of eating.

I am making an African soup and a black beans and rice dish this weekend.  I'll share those two with you tomorrow.

It's good to be back!


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