For those of you who don’t know, I haven’t eaten meat (unless it was accidentally, because that has happened…) since I was nine. I was a weird kid. I would always eat my vegetables first, and I would rather go to bed without dessert than eat my chicken. Being a vegetarian was a natural transition for me. I don’t give it much thought, because it is simply an intrinsic part of who I am. Being a vegetarian seems like a pretty common thing in today’s society, but just in case…here are the responses to questions that I get asked most if you were wondering:
“How do you find places to eat?” I have been to over 20 countries, and I have never had a problem maintaining my diet. I may not want to go to a BBQ restaurant with you, and I won’t pretend I am not a picky eater, (for reasons other than my vegetarianism) but I will find something to eat. Please don’t worry about me! (I hate going to other people’s houses and having people fuss over my diet. Literally, I will bring something for myself, don’t change a menu around for me PLEASE!
“Don’t you just want a hamburger?” I never ever crave meat. I think it smells good when it is cooking though…
“Are you a vegan?” I eat eggs/dairy. I don’t like the taste of eggs or milk, but I will eat them if they are in something. I am not a vegan (despite many failed attempts). Cheese is amazing. Sorry I’m not sorry.
If you care to know more, feel free to comment below or shoot me an email! The following recipe has got to be one of my personal favorite veggie recipes. I love southwestern inspired food, and this tempeh chili will put other veggie chilies to shame. I have had plenty of chilis that were a poor excuse for weird bean soup. My boyfriend–a meat-eater–loves this stuff and laps it up one bowl at a time. Its a great meal to make on a Sunday and reheat throughout the week as well!
You will need:
I like to add shredded cheese, hot sauce and diced avocado on top. You can also add tortilla chips and Greek yogurt (or sour cream).