A year ago today I went a full day without eating any meat. It was easy. One day turned into another and now here we are...I've been vegetarian for a year!

Overall, I feel better. My stomach used to get upset quite often and that's rarely a problem these days. I feel healthier, I'm more aware of what is in foods in general (no thanks, preservatives. and why is the first ingredient on that can of veggie soup beef broth!?), and I can roll my eyes and say "Thank God I don't have to deal with that" when crap like this shows up in my mailbox:

Yeah, I think I'll be keeping up with this lifestyle for the foreseeable future.

A few people have mentioned they'd like to see more recipes. The ones I shared last year were my way of sharing with you how easy this choice really is; anyone could make them. Heck, most of them are modified versions of dishes that normally contain meat.

This year, I'm looking forward to playing around in the kitchen more and trying more new ingredients and recipes that maybe aren't in my comfort zone. Thanks to Groupon, I've signed up for a weekly meal plan service that has a vegetarian option (plus, there's always Pinterest). I'm curious to see what kind of suggestions they offer. Be on the lookout for more to come!

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  1. While I am not sure I could ever fully commit to this, I've always wanted to try it for like 2 weeks or so to see if it made any difference with me. Congrats on a whole year! That's so cool! I'd love to see more recipes too! =)

  2. Yay! I haven't had meat since Saturday and I'm dyin'! This #FastingforJesus is rough!

  3. Going vegetarian really isn't that hard at all. I gave it up for Lent one year and stayed vegetarian for over six months. I loved that it forced me to be creative with my meals. While I eat meat now, we usually have several vegetarian meals a week.

  4. Look forward to seeing your recipes! I'd like to cut back on our meat intake this year :)

  5. Congratulations on your Vegiversary!
    It's been about a year and a half since I've eaten meat (but I'm not veggie since I eat fish).
    I recently asked my doctor if it was okay to eat tuna every day and she went OFF about how potential mercury can't be any worse than chicken and its superbugs and hormones and and and...


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