Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vegtastic Voyage: How I Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love the Tofu (But Not Really)

Image swiped from providencedailydose.com

It seemed to me that it would be a shame to go an entire month not eating meat and leave out the quintessential vegetarian “food”: tofu. So, in my enthusiasm, I planned an entire meal revolving around the stuff:  Continue reading

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Vegtastic Voyage: Smorgasbord 2.0


By far, these fake meat balls have been the best vegetarian "meat" discovery. 9/10!

We’re 21 days into this no-meat thing, and suffice it to say that it’s not been easy. Here’s some of the non-meats that have been gracing my and Megan’s tables these past three weeks: Continue reading

Vegtastic Voyage: Proof Texting and Steamed Seasonal Vegetables

Note: It is a cookbook. Not canon.

When it comes to vegetarianism and faith, we’ve already established  two concrete facts: 1) about one in 20 herbivores (six percent) avoids meat for religious reasons and 2) God is firmly in the pro-bacon camp.  Continue reading

Happy Tax Day!

1... 2... 8 x the double letter score... 19... and 20. And then the IRS takes its four-tile cut, leaving me with a net score of 16.

I filed my taxes more than two months ago, but it’s Tax Day, so why not take a look at how your federal income tax dollars were spent? You can check out where your share went via this really cool, visual site: www.wheredidmytaxdollarsgo.com/. No political statement intended here; just interesting food for thought (vegetarian of course). Continue reading

Vegtastic Voyage: Smorgasbord

AVOID THE "FAKE-UN" AT ALL COSTS.

Quick poll: How many of you, upon reading the headline including the word “smorgasbord,” immediately flashedback to the musical number by Templeton the Rat in Charlotte’s Web? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Anyway on to our main point: We’re 11.5 days through our Vegtastic Voyage, and I’ve eaten some interesting stuff. Emphasis on both “interesting” and “stuff.” Continue reading

Vegtastic Voyage: Demographics and Sanctified Bacon

Kryptonite. Greasy, savory Kryptonite.

In the introduction to this little Vegtastic Voyage, I made a joke about going no-meat meaning you were a hippie. My first draft used “dirty hippie,” but I decided to soften it at the last minute. Continue reading

Vegtastic Voyage: This goin’ be tough, y’all

Even though it didn't taste like fajitas or beef enchiladas, the salad was very pretty and I'm a big fan of tortilla soup.

A word of advice for those of you dipping your toes into the temporarily-vegetarian pool: Don’t start things out at a BBQ joint. Continue reading