Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 12:46 am
So, it's been about 3 weeks since I stopped eating meat, just meat though, I still eat all the other foods I ate before, and honestly, I feel the best I have in years.. though I had a call with my mom:

(me) So Mom, I gave up eating meat
(Mom) All meat, even fish, bacon, and pork?
(me) are those things meat?
(Mom) Yes!
(me) Well, then there is your answer.
(Mom) *laughing* Alright, I get it, no meat.

I also think I smell better.

Any vegetarian cookbook suggestions?
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
Good for you!

So why have you gone vegetarian? Is it for dietary reasons or ethical reasons or both?
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
I think it's the first, but I could be wrong.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
First one, Kinda, I got sick, wharfed up a steak, and have not been able to stomach meat since.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)
Linda McCartney's cookbook has some good recipes in it.

In fact, I'm sure a little googling will find you any number of veggie recipes.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)
I have lots, been veggie for about twenty years after all. Let me know what you need!
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
"Real Thai" by Nancie McDermott. Lots of nice spicy recipes where the meat can be left out to no harm or replaced by tofu.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
Have you tried asking on fursthatcook here on LJ?
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
The self healing cookbook by Kristina Turner
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
The Enchanted Broccoli Forest (clicky) is a pretty decent cookbook. Whatever you do, don't become a douchebag vegetarian. No one cares what you eat as long as you don't constantly remind people and nag. /former vegetarian.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Vegetarians are best served with some fava beans and a nice bottle of chianti
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
I agree, so long as there's enough meat to make it worth it.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
I would serve at least 4.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
[livejournal.com profile] ext_227120 is a good friend of mine. While his partner does like meat on occasion, 'Tivo himself is also vegetarian. He and his partner put out a cookbook most years, with lots of good recipes. You might drop him a line and ask if he'd mind sharing some of the PDF copies with you.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
"Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone" by Deborah Madison. It's huge- like 1400 recipes- and has a lot of good information on cooking techniques, sauces, presentation, and the like. It's a really nice reference.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the new diet. ^^

I've tried to go vegetarian, but my body tends to react not-so-good if i don't gorge on processed cold cuts often. Wonder if they put drugs in processed meart these days to make them addictive.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
Aloha, if you would please send me your email (my username at google's mail system), I will zap you with a couple of my step-dad's tastier vegan recipes, which he has shared with me.
Edited 2011-03-16 12:52 am (UTC)
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
I'm still a carnivore. I think you're doing an awesome thing though. Just make sure you're getting adequate and complete proteins. Glad to hear you're feeling better.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
Mmmn! Really greasy, french fries! With extra iodized salt, to protect you from radiation.