The second installment of my give me more ideas is the :-
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN-O-FAX!
Binder to be used – Personal Domino in Grape!
Strange I know, but I have been a meat eater all my life! Coming from Africa, there was nothing and actually still isn’t anything better than Biltong, Boerwors Rolls, Steak and Chips, oh the list, I could continue, but I won’t as am already having to wipe the corners of my mouth!
Anyway I digress!
My son is turning into a very big veggie eater, which is really odd as I love my meat (so I think) and he has always been given it. However if I put it on his plate he eats all the veg and tends to leave the meat, or only have one mouthful!
Now, I can’t really raise my son on peas and rice! Having been at the Philofaxy meetup in March (how am I going to link that into this post I hear you wonder), Jess from http://www.jess-shepherd.blogspot.com/ joint us and she is currently Vegan for lent. It fascinated me and whilst I didn’t talk to her on the day about it, I did email and ask about it.
I just realised that as a family we don’t eat alot of exciting veg! I tend to do the same boring stuff, and I wondered if Vegetarianism is the way to go?
I looked into Vegan and I think to start off with this may be too hard and strict so I am looking at Vegetarianism first!
So what is the Filofax going to be about?
Well this is what I thought I could keep in it :-
1. Details on each type of vegetarian, yes there are different kinds! I never knew that till I started to look into it! Yes I am uneducated in some areas of my life! I am leaning towards, Pescatarian first, and then going full Veggie!
2. Society details, in case I really get into it and really want to join, but there websites are also good for just general info!
3. Important details – still to be decided what!
4. Menu plans – this will be huge because I will need ideas for each meal!
5. How to convert – hopefully a step by step plan with tick off boxes!
Do I need anything else?
I really want to try a meat free diet for a while and see the benefits (if any) to me and my family! It will be a long road I realise but one that I think will be enjoyable.
I do realise that being Vegetarian and Vegan is also about our environment, and the treatment of animals, but I purposefully stayed away from that, because I did not want to get into it on here. I do realise there is a reason to Society why people don’t eat meat!
I know you may think I am nuts, and I probably am, but this is a lady who labelled her coloured pens, so she knew which one to write with! I am an organisational freak and I like order!
I have bought the following 2 books to hopefully start me off in the right direction!
Onto part 3…………………….
Don’t forget to leave any ideas, thoughts or suggestions here for me! Again a final post will take place when the binder is set up!