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Vegging Out

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All of the vegetables that my husband, Noah and I shop for are not being ingested by us. They are going to our rabbit, Dobbie. Our bunny child requires one bunch of curly kale, two bags of spring mix salad, one bag of carrots, and one small bunch of curly parsley. . . all in a week’s time. Do we eat any of that? Rarely.

Dobbie, Christmas ’10

That’s why I’m taking a page from Dobbie’s book and going vegetarian during this year’s Lenten season. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, I won’t be eating meat. Crazier things have been practiced for 40 days and 40 nights. I think I can do this. I will need to prepare myself with meal plans and fun dishes, just so I don’t run the risk of getting bored with my diet. Oh, wait! Did I mention that I’m lactose-intolerant? Things are damned close to getting vegan! I will eat eggs though. Also, on my “mini Easters” I will have fish.

I’m hoping this 40 days will be the start of changing my diet and lifestyle. I’ve toyed around with the idea of giving up meat for a couple of years, finally I feel like I got the balls to do it. I think I’m going to get started with something simple like a vegetarian chili. When I’ve got it all straightened out. You’re all getting a recipe. Woot woot!

Carrot sticks and Peas,


Author: charishreid

Writer and Educator.

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