Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Life Savers!

Best thing to buy in the Atrium and has great nutritional value!  Better than anything else I can find in there, which kind of sucks because I spend 95% of my time on campus in the AJ building.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Harder Than I Thought

So today was really the first day that I have really noticed that there will be difficulty in finding places to eat that have a wide array of vegetarian options. My boyfriend, Darin, and I were trying to find a place to eat today, and most of the places I used to go that have my favorite things to eat (which include meat). don't have the kind of stuff I like.  We finally decided to go to Pita Pit, which has a wonderful vegetarian menu! Not only do they have a bunch of veggies to choose from, they also have hummus and falafel!  I had never had the falafel, which includes chickpeas, onions, and other good stuff, and I really enjoyed it.  This experience is already opening my tastebuds up to new and exciting tastes.
I usually go out to eat because I am so lazy and I cannot cook to save my life, but Darin does love to cook! I am going to look up some recipes that he can cook, and this will save me from starvation and spending money on dining out. No more power bars, granola bars, or any other kind of bars to get me through the day, I am ready for some hardcore vegetarian home-cooked meals!
Because I enjoyed falafel so much, here is a recipe for this quick and easy substance that can replace meats on your favorite sandwich or pita!


Monday, February 27, 2012

The Journey Begins!

Over the next 30 days, I will be immersing myself in the vegetarian lifestyle for my English 104 class.  I will be updating my followers on my journey through this blog, and hope to inform you all on the health benefits and risks in a non-meat diet, and well as the reasons for someone choosing to become a vegetarian. 
            I will be eating a semi-vegetarian menu, which means I will still be eating fish, eggs, and other animal products that do not murder the animal in the process.  I personally have had trouble with the attempt before in the past, where I was not getting enough nutrients from my vegetarian food selections of cheese, bread, and candy.  Now that I am older and have more information on the subject, I hope to adopt this lifestyle change, even after the 30 days.
            This immersion project might be difficult at times, such as Spring Break when I will be in New York City surrounded by delicious foods.  I have been a meat-eater for over 7 years now, ever since my one year trial in 8th grade, so learning how to control my diet might be a problem I will have to conquer very soon.
            Wish me luck!