Going Vegetarian. For a Week.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The plan was to go vegetarian this week. Just a week. It shouldn't be that hard.
I started Sunday with a vegetarian lunch and then followed through all day yesterday. It's been okay except for one thing. Now I don't want to be too blunt in saying this, but I think I've made just a minor mistake in that every meal I've made is full of black beans. Thus, I am full of black beans.
Here's the thing you should know about me: I love beans. I was the gross kid in elementary who filled my entire tray with baked beans fully aware of the social torment I would get for it. I didn't care, they were too delicious.
I accidentally over-do it on them quite a bit, but these last few days really take the cake for my bean consumption. They are indeed the magical fruit, but they don't always make you toot, sometimes instead you just bloat and feel things popping inside of you that doesn't seem quite right.
So that's what's going on with me right now.
My friend Christine gave me the vegetarian cookbook, Thug Kitchen and I'm kind of obsessed with it. I love both the food and the writing in it.
You know when you see a recipe that calls for one ingredient you don't recognize and you immediately back off and are all like, ugh no thank you that looks too hard. Well this book totally calls you out for that. They'll mark ingredients with a *, and then you'll look below and the note will say, "Don't be so fu*king lazy, have you heard of the internet? Use it."
Yesterday, per your suggestions on Instagram, I started with my own version of the black bean torta. I don't follow recipes very well so once I get a general idea I just kind of roll with it. I had it for lunch and then made it again for Chris for dinner. I've gone through four cans of black beans in less than 48 hours...
For breakfast I've been obsessed with the greenish smoothie than I've been drinking every day for almost a year now. I like this smoothie just because I'm not a huge vegetable person so it's a good way to get at least a handful of greens every day. And it actually tastes good. I know it seems unlikely, but try it sometime.
And now today I have no idea what to cook because I need to scrap the other black bean recipes I had planned. Have a suggestion? Let me know. I prefer easy.
I feel like I should apologize for this boring post. I didn't mean for it to be this blah, it just kind of happened.
I was up until 3:00 a.m. packing shirts and my mind is a little off. Also Chris and I had a very privileged yuppy argument just a little while ago when he accidentally grabbed my Mac to bring to work instead of his. As soon as I saw what happened I was all OH Hell NO. Why is everything ten times more dramatic in the morning? He was mad at me for moving his computer, I was mad at him for taking mine. Let's just say WE WERE MAD.
Living with someone is great. It's also challenging at times, don't you think? Have I ever told you that Chris and I share ONE closet? When I see blogger closets it always makes me giggle because they're often the size of our bedroom. That shall be my post tomorrow.
But today, today I need your meatless recipes. And now I have to go workout. Ughhhhh.