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In my quest to transform into the opposite of who I was five years ago, I've gone one step further and attacked my natural food consumption.

Now, I like red meat. I like it a lot. Unfortunately, over the break that was just about all I'd been eating and my system needed variety. I first noticed this when craving vegetables. I'll say that again, because those who know me might not believe that: I craved vegetables.

Needless to say, this craving shocked me. So over the past nine days, aided and abetted by the farmer's market, I've worked a simple healthy eating thing: two days of fish dishes, usually accompanied by salad, one day of something else. Variety has been good on the fish front—just baked and fried so far, but that's more for lack of time than anything else, and between salmon, smoked haddock, plaice, sole, and monkfish, the flavour has been wonderful.

I'm also finding fresh uses for asparagus and peanut shoots in stir-fries.

So far, I've not started craving steak. Not yet, anyhow. But when I do, it'll be a nice treat.



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Jan. 19th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
You might find that your skin is much healthier and that you have more energy no eating meat.

Spud and I ate veggie for about 4 days (unintentionally) and I found my skin was 100 times better than normal.

If you want a change try a veggie chilli (I will provide recipe if you wish) and make a big pot to last for days, tasty cheap and easy. =0)
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Not quite veggie—I'm not insane. I still eat things that know pain, just swimming things instead of walking things. And they're niiiice.
Jan. 19th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Bits of bacon are excellent for adding that meaty touch without going overboard on the actual amounts of meat.

Portabella mushrooms make an excellent main ingredient for a veg-based meal, as they have more 'bite' than most veg. Various dried mushrooms are also great.

Caramelised onions are great for some tasty vegetable flavour, and once you get the knack they're not too hard to make either.

Also, obvious joke: try not to visit any Tescos.
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