Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Vegetarian 3 x 3

First, happy holidays to everyone! I hope you enjoy this time with family and friends and remember the non-humans in your life.

At the Great Harvest bread store yesterday (stocking up on the vegan Dakota bread), I began chatting with the clerk. Like many, she says she'd like to get out of the fast food, meat-centric, typical American diet but didn't know how to get started.

The Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine advises the 3 x 3 method:
  • Think of three vegetarian meals you already enjoy (pasta primavera, vegetable stir fry, vegetable soup)
  • Think of three meals that can easily be made vegetarian (vegie burgers, not hamburgers, bean burritos, not chicken burritos, pasta with marinara sauce instead of meatballs)
  • Try three vegetarian recipes. Clicking on the link will lead you to a site with over 2,000 vegetarian recipes. Search for the term on Google and you'll have over five million hits (in 0.13 seconds)!
It's easier than you think.

Next: Re-educating Your Palate

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