Giving Up Meat

February 18, 2010 | By | Comments (1)


 Must say no.

 And choose this instead.


I'm going vegetarian for Lent this year. Typically, I only don't eat meat on Fridays, but this year I thought I'd try to give up meat for the entire forty days. Think I can do it? I think I can and I'm letting all of you know — now I'm accountable to someone. I'm betting that I'm going to miss my chicken salad lunches the most and maybe a cheeseburger on Saturday.

That said, I'm trying to be be healthy about this — not subbing chips, guacamole, and excessive amounts of cheese in the spot of meat. Being healthy means, I've got to actually plan this out. Since the three times I've cooked fish in my apartment I couldn't get the smell out for weeks, I'm ruling fish out of my home-cooked meal planning. I'd love some non-fish, non-meat recipes and advice if you've got some. In the meantime, I've found some of my own on, MyRecipes. 


 I'm thinking about this recipe from Sunset for Curried Red Kidney Beans and Cauliflower. I'm also thinking about pretty much anything from any of these galleries, because they all promise to be easy. Which is key for me. So, any recommendations for being meat-free? Giving up anything that you may need help with? Let me know, I'm curious.


  1. Lindsay

    Congrats! You can do it. There are so many vegetarian options. Try the soy ground “meat.” Put it in tomato sauce or mix it in with rice and stuff it in peppers. Trust me, you can’t tell a difference. I gave up sugar for lent. Let’s see how that goes! (I own a bakery).

    February 19, 2010 at 6:51 am

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