Peas and Carrots

Put down the pork chop!  It’s World Vegetarian Day! Yes, that means no meat.  I say, yes, eggs count, not everyone does.  I have recently re-adopted the pescatarian lifestyle.  I plan on going vegan, but I need to wean off the dairy products.  Cheese, ice cream, and seafood are my remaining vices.   Some become vegetarians because they are against animals being used for food.  I’m not one of those vegetarians.  I watched two documentaries that changed my preferred menu, Forks Over Knives and What the Health.

I love documentaries. There are plenty of subjects on which I’d like to be more versed, but I don’t have time to be the eternal student.  Documentaries do the work for me. I appreciate that.  But, I digress. These two documentaries may scare you.  Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure run in my family.  Since I may be predisposed to some of these diseases, I’d like to be a moving target. Changing my eating habits is helping me dodge a few flesh bullets.

If you’re a daredevil, keep eating meat and whatever else you like, but maybe celebrate today anyhow.  There are plenty of recipes so good and filling you won’t even miss the meat. Tomorrow, go back to slicing skin.  If you’re already a vegetarian, you’re going to celebrate by default, so you should host a vegetarian dinner party.  Show the world that being a vegetarian is more than just peas and carrots.  Have fun and…


Today’s References: Forks Over Knives, What the Health Film

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