When I was 15 or so I got my first job working at a local wings place down the street from my house. Within about 2 weeks of working there I decided I couldn't eat meat anymore. I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian, continuing to eat dairy and eggs, and remained so for about 6 years. Until one day, when I was watching a McDonald's commercial and started salivating and gargling like Homer Simpson at the sight of a donut. I took that as a sign that I should probably start eating red meat again. So I ordered a buffalo burger from Upland Brewery, devoured the entire thing and never looked back. Until now.
Was all that sumptuous consumption of pork belly, bacon, prosciutto and pancetta going to come back to haunt me? All the heavy cream, butter and eggs? Obviously without moderation and exercise that kind of a diet could make one less than slender and in good health, but what about the other implications? Even while some sources will not explicitly state that meat is bad for you, they most likely recommend keeping red meat and dairy intake low.
So why not just cut them out altogether?
I'm pondering...and that leads to cooking:
|Smoky Corn and Tomato Bruschetta|
|Green Summer Soup (Pre-puree)|
All recipes are from my favorite food and cooking reference (besides Joy) Epicurious.com. Got an ingredient you have no idea what to do with? No problem! Customize to your heart's content. You'll thank me later.
I am excited to chronicle this new endeavor in eating and lifestyle. I welcome and hope for comments, suggestions, skeptics...
Life without cheese. This should be interesting.