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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Fantastic Veggie Cooking Site

I've recently discovered a website for vegetarian and vegan cooking that I just had to pass on. The last several meals I've made us have been from, and boy, have we been eating some good food! There are also sections in there for kid-friendly food, holiday recipes, and quick and easy meals (my favorite section these days)! Plus you can build your own recipe box, make a meal plan for the week, and print out the shopping list.

Just as an example, here's what we had last night: Mediterranean Asparagus & Artichokes with Fusilli. Now, does that sound like a meal cooked by the exhausted mother of a one-year-old? Heavens, no! Didn't taste like it either. In fact, I didn't even have to corral my son in the now-despised play yard while I cooked. Well, okay. I had to wait for his dad to get home for the final cooking, but the preparation I managed in no time.

Let's face it - parenthood takes a lot of energy, and I know burgers from the fast food joint down the street are quick, but in the long run what we parents really need is food that will recharge us. The best way to do that is healthy food loaded with things like fresh vegetables, grains, fruit, and nuts. If you think that means eating like a monkey or a rabbit, check out I just bet they'll change your tired mama mind!


Marie (FKA Piana Nanna) said...

I checked it out. It looks like a great website, even for those of us who are still meat eaters but don't mind an occasional vegetarian meal.

Vivian said...

Diane- are a vegetarian? I was one for several years while still in a training bra, but I've been thinking about it more lately. Wondering what your take is. Have you posted about that before?

Diane said...

Hi,Vivian! I'm not completely a vegetarian. I would have no problem with it, but my husband still enjoys meat. We usually just have it on weekends. I was a vegetarian when I was just out of high school, because I've never cared for meat too much. Now that I'm learning the health benefits of vegetarianism, I'm changing my eating habits again!

Vivian said...

Thanks, Diane! I know what you mean, we don't eat much meat around here but I find it hard to think in terms of meatless entrees and hearty meals without meat. And I don't know how I'll live without seafood, either! There must be a word for those who eat meat like once a week- "One-Meal-Carnivore" or something.