Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Vegan or Vegetarian
A vegetarian eats eggs and butter, right? I can't remember. At any rate my body feels so much better when I stick to just vegetable, soy protein, brown rice, small amount of bread (very small). I over indulged on apple pie Sunday ( you have to when you live with 4 men if you want get your fill). I can rationalize anything. Any way, I decided to just eat vegetable on Monday. Take my calorie count way down. I really felt good. I consumed less than 900 calories and I ate just enough. I even ate tofu. I've been buying tofu a lot lately. Never eat it. Finally decided to try it. In the most bizarre dishes. Collard greens. Traditionally you put some sort of fatty or flavorful protein in the collard greens to jazz them up. I put the greens in a food processor to chop them up. Sauted them in olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Seperately I sauted the tofu ( cut up) in olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, I'm missing something (sorry) until they were golden brown and then added it to the greens. It was delicious. Only 91 calories for 1 cup. I need to do what I gotta do. Is this how people become vegetarians? I'm not advocating for vegans, I just know that I feel better without the meat. ( I shudder thinking about it). I loved meat. I love me more. Wish me luck and good eating!!