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Meat Loving Vegan = more of a Meat Loving Vegetarian

Posted in Daily Update, Noteworthy Info, The Bet. with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2008 by Mrs.Griffin

Okay okay – I took a hiatus from the blog.

It’s a lot of responsibility keeping up with a blog, you know.  I can barely keep up with reading all of the ones I have in my reader, let alone post regularly…  BUT, I am going to try really, really hard.

As for the bet, I technically won.  Shmitty and JP both gave in under different circumstances, and have since resumed living normal lives with normal diets.  I’d also like to point out no money has exchanged hands (!!), looks like I got cheated…  oh well.  I did lose like 6 lbs, that counts for something, right…

Now, I haven’t exactly kept up with religiously being vegan.  Cheese got the best of me.  But, I have managed to stay vegetarian.  And it’s good.  I don’t miss meat all that much, and if I do, I won’t deprive myself the craving, but it has yet to have happened.

So, I am going to start posting recipes again, and useful information.  The name of the blog may be a little deceiving now, but I’ll try to keep it as vegan as possible, I’ll at least try to add vegan substitutes.

I recently made cranberry pecan shortbread cookies from The Innocent Primate Vegan Blog and was quite satisfied with the results.  I gave them as a gift, and from what I understand, they were enjoyed!

I am going to work on finding slow-cooker recipes, because I bought one as a Christmas present to myself.  I love the idea of coming home from work to a delicious smelling hot meal that I slave over just long enough to put all the ingredients in a pot  :]

So, check back soon – I promise I’ll start posting stuff!


The Bet.

Posted in The Bet. with tags , , on October 28, 2008 by Mrs.Griffin

My first blog.

Let me start by saying:  I love meat.  Really, I do.  Almost as much as I love cheese.  I would venture to say that meat and cheese together create euphoria of deliciousness.

That being said, for one month I will become vegan.  My friends will exhibit shock that I can even entertain the idea, let alone find myself capable of carrying out such an ordeal.  I have many friends who have chosen the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, and have often ‘teased’ them on their choices, stating that “God wants them to eat meat.”  Which, really is something I believe, but it’s all in good fun.

I do understand the devastation and environmental/nutritional repercussions we are all facing due to the agricultural/farming industry and their irresponsible attitude and ambivalent negligence towards the misuse of one of our world’s invaluable resources, BUT, that’s not what this blog is about.  That’s not what this next month of veganism has any little thing to do with It has to do with my insatiable competitive attitude and drive to win.

That being said, I am excited to learn new things and hopefully change for the better.  I am looking to share recipes and post updates, keeping myself on track.  I am also considering documenting the food that passes my meat-loving lips, and be held accountable.  After all, there is $100 at stake.

JP and Shmitty.  You’re both going down.