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)!
Next: Re-educating Your Palate