Monday, August 18, 2008

I miss meat!


The other day, my sister and I were talking about the commercials for vegetarianism that we've been seeing lately and I told her she could never be a vegetarian because she likes meat too much. She, in turn, insisted that I couldn't be a vegetarian. I, thinking to myself that all I eat is mostly chicken anyway, said pishaw! And from that exchange came a challenge. For one month, my sister and I are going veggie. Not vegan, we can still eat eggs and cheese and other dairy products. It's only been a week and two days and I'm missing the meat. Well, really I'm only missing one thing and I'm ashamed to say that I am. I can leave the chicken behind but what I'm really missing is this...


I love the Sausage McMuffin from McD's. I get mine with no egg and slap half of the hashbrown on there....yummmmmmmm!!!!! That's it, that's all the meat I miss. I normally get this on the weekends so Saturday I had an omelet and some yogurt instead that my sister made for me. It was good but it was no Sausage McMuffin!

On the plus side, I have been finding some really good vegetarian recipes and I've tried just about every veggie patty hamburger out there. So far, the Gardenburger at Farmer Boys and the veggie patty at Islands Restaurant are the tastiest. The Black Bean Burger at Chili's, however, is bland and feels like you're eating deep fried bean dip /refried beans. And for cooking at home, Morningstar Farms has their Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles for ground beef substitute and they're not bad at all. Their Meal Starters Chik'n Strips aren't too bad either, they're not quite the consistency of chicken but they're very close.

Anyway, it's turning into a culinary adventure! If we have any real winners develop in the kitchen, I'll be sure to post a recipe or two.

7 comments:

muralimanohar said...

Umm, you know I have a few vegetarian recipes on my blog, right? :D I have a mission to convert the world to vegetarianism. :p

I want to hear how your body feels eating meat again after a month of none...esp none of McD's!!! lol

Richel said...

i gave up meat a while ago, I think it's for the better!

Serena said...

Yeah, Sausage McMuffins are ace !!. Totally understand where you're coming from there.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Good luck with the vege month. I went vegetarian for 9 months, and then suddenly started craving meat. I think about doing it again, but hubby is a keen carnivore.

Net said...

Congratulations on the month of vegetarianism! Bet you feel loads better after a month. I'd love to hear about the recipes you're creating!

Belinda said...

OMG the tip about the Sausage and Egg from McD's is an absolute gem. Good on you on the vegetarian thing. Are you feeling any better for it?

Sasparilla Sue said...

You know, I haven't really noticed any difference. I'm thinking I'll notice when I start up with the meat again. So, whether or not I keep this up really depends on how I feel once I have a couple of meaty meals in me. We'll see.