Ever since I’ve been turning inward and deepening my spiritual journey, certain things aren’t as appetizing to me anymore. The first thing that began not tickling my tastebuds was chicken. It’s very difficult for me to ingest these days. Something about it just tastes off! Every now and again I’ll find a way that it’s prepared a bit tasty, but for the most part it’s not my favorite these days.
Then, a few weeks ago, I woke up and had a strong pull toward the decision to eat less meat all the way around, so I figured why not give it a try. My concern with eating vegetarian/vegan has always been the amount of carbs that seem to be a staple of every meal and the fact that beans can do a number on my stomach. I’m also aware that I don’t know a whole hell of a lot about eating this way, so I should probably do some research before I jump to conclusions. So, I set out on my hunt (no pun intended) for some great recipes to begin my new journey and I found several really fantastic bloggers and tons of yumminess that I could totally throw down with.
Now, I still eat fish a few times a week, goat cheese and the occasional egg, but I’m doing fairly well and actually enjoy eating less of our animal friends. Full disclosure, I did fall off the wagon the other night for “In-N-Out” but I got right back on. For now, if I am really craving meat I’ll allow myself to enjoy it, IF that’s what my body needs, but I feel lighter eating this new way and a lot more grounded AND I do reserve all rights to change my mind. I know that life is in constant change as I am in constant creation of myself. As soon as I think I know what or who I am something changes, shifts or awakens and an entirely new part of myself is unearthed and I can become a bit of a contradiction to myself, but I have learned I am ALL of it and I am allowed to be. We are all allowed to be, but we must allow ourselves the entire experience of being and becoming. Ok, there’s my spiritual “aha moment” imbedded in my food blog.
At any rate, even if you aren’t vegetarian or vegan, check these bloggers out for some fantastic recipes. Going meatless one day a week or even just a couple meals a week will give your body a break from having to work overtime on the digestion front. At least, that’s what it has done for mine.
What’s your food journey like? Are you finding yourself inspired to try anything different these days?
SOE’s top pick: Roasted Potato Caesar Salad with Vegan Hemp Seed Dressing
SOE’s top pick: Artichoke Crab Cakes with Sriracha Tartar Sauce
SOE’s top pick: Creamy Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms
SOE’s top pick: Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Salad
SOE’s top pick: Vegan Almond Butter Shortbread Cookies
SOE’s top pick: Vegan Pumpkin Pancake
If you’re in the mood to find some more great recipes, head over to Finding Vegans. It’s a one stop shop for finding Vegan recipes, curated by vegan bloggers and chefs.