For the past couple months we have been trying to get back on track with our eating habits. So far we have gone from eating out several nights a week to only eating out once or twice a week. Since we have been traveling quite a bit over the weekends this year, we haven’t been doing our weekly grocery shopping, which in turn continues the cycle of eating out. It’s a bad cycle to get stuck in, so I told Marilyn that for the month of June we were going to be a little more strict than normal and go 100% vegetarian for the month. However our normal eating habits are not too far off from this; I’d say we eat about 95% vegetarian and 5% meat. We don’t buy meat for our home, but if we are out and fish is on the menu, we will usually opt for this over anything else due to what we know about the processing of meats.
I also thought this would be a good encourager for me to begin cooking again. I kind of got into a slump of doing juice recipes or simple recipes. I think I veered this way because we were eating out so much that all I was craving was more natural foods to cleanse after all the heavy stuff. All of that being said, I’m excited to get back in the kitchen to start whipping up some delicious vegetarian recipes. I will be posting everything from simple appetizers to full on meals, and even a couple vegetarian/vegan substitutes that we find really work well.
To get you started, here are a few recipes we have found on Pinterest that look amazing and we are inspired to try out this month.
Honey and Sriracha Roasted Cashews by Jennifer Chong Studio
Raw Vegan Taco Vibes by The First Mess
Coconut Snow Cones by The Gourmet Traveler