...or barbecued ribs--and there is no way I could quit seafood. I mean really, I visit an island a few+ times a year, and you think I'm not eating seafood?!
So with conviction, I can tell you guys that I will NEVER be a vegetarian. Having said all of that, I DO admire vegetarianism and realize there are some health benefits to be had by going that route. So as a quest of broadening me and my family's horizons--I've decided that we will have 2 meatless dinners a week. By 2, I mean that I'll be making one vegetarian meal and having leftovers another day. I'm curious as to how vegetarians organize a meal, because to me, it seems like they just stick a bunch of "side dishes" together and call it a meal. lol Now, I realize that's my meat-eating way of thinking, that a dish without meat is somehow a "side dish"--so I would like to see if this venture will change my way of looking at food.
So, the first thing I did was buy a vegetarian cookbook. I bought "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" by Deborah Madison.
It was mentioned a few times in reviews of other vegetarian cookbooks so I did some research and bought it off of eBay actually. There are a few other vegetarian cookbooks I plan to get, as well as this "The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes" book I've been eyeing. I am all about crockpot cooking--not to mention, I find that I enjoy most vegetarian Indian dishes (so it should be useful for my vegetarian and non-vegetarian days). I'll let you guys know how it goes and will definitely share some recipes!
Hope you have an awesome weekend!