I have an optimistic viewpoint on this, but my 'meat-a-tarian' husband is less convinced.
There is a reason that Kyle wears cameo and plaid throughout the fall and winter, that our freezer is full of venison, and we host the an annual "VK Deer Fest." We like meat.
Thus, the vast majority of our meals include some sort of meat (mostly venison, turkey or chicken). Thank goodness for Pinterest, because that site makes vegetarianism look really good! I figure if I can still have fruit, veggies, cheese and noodles, I'm down. Here are three I'll be stirring up the kitchen:
Moroccan Spiced Carrots and Chick Pea Salad w/ Mint & Almonds
|Scrumptious South African|
Mexican Enchiladas with Mango Salsa
Black Bean Burgers
|Better Homes & Garden|
I realized that we both consumed a lot of fresh coconut and vegetables while in Belize earlier this year. Over the course of ten days, we ate a lot of fish and very little meat. If it's not available, I won't be tempted.I plan to put all of our meat in our basement freezer, make this bet a bit easier.
I'm *hoping* that I won't really notice not having meat. To make sure I have enough protein, I'm planning to stick with some delicious omelets, cashews, and putting my crock pot to good use with some delicious veggie chili. Maybe the recipes will turn out so well that Kyle won't notice either. Wishful thinking? Probably.
I'm just hoping, for Kyle's sake, that I don't end up loving this challenge and turning on his love of meat forever. Nevermind, I won't fool myself. I need to get through the first day!
If there are any vegetarians out there, I'd welcome your recipes with open arms :)!