#25 Go Vegetarian for One Month: A Lent Start

I’ve never been a vegetarian. And I’ve never given anything up for Lent. Mostly this is because I’m neither appropriately socially/politically informed, nor appropriately religiously devout.

But now’s as good a time to start as any.

Ok, I keed. I am planning to become slightly more informed about animal/food processing in the U.S., but I am fully intending to go back to eating meat in 30-40 days. Also, this has nothing to do with religion. I’ve never really been able to get my head around giving up something as a religious act. I know those who do it often have their hearts in the right place, but I keep thinking that God/Jesus/whoever probably doesn’t really care if I stop eating cookies for 40 days.

So I’m doin’ it because it’s on my list– and that’s as good a reason as I need!

  • Alana

    Are you going to try out a lot of new recipes as a result? John and I resolved to have meatless Mondays this year. I wish we were less busy so that we could experiment more, but we have learned to make refried beans at home and Indian Dal. (Which is addictive!) I hope to branch out more this summer.

  • Yep, recipe research will definitely be happening. I’ll post any good ones I find!

  • Hotpasta

    We did it last year. 47 days without bacon seems like FOREVER. And we only gave up mammals because hubby’s allergic to seafood. I wish you the very best of luck, and if you want some decent tofu recipes, check out Alton Brown.

    • Thanks for the tips! Good thing I like beans– I’m sure I’ll be eating a lot of them. 😉

  • Diva

    Good luck! Are you someone who will actually MISS meet or are you like me and maybe eat some bacon once a month? I always said it was like cheating for me to “give up” meat on fridays during lent because giving up cheese or chocolate would be a real challenge.

    • Well I certainly like a lot of things BETTER than meat, so it’s not the ultimate sacrifice. Mostly it’s a convenience thing. It’s harder than I thought to find meatless options.

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