Category Archives: December – Meat Eater to Plant Eater

I was raised with meat as the main staple of my diet. At home before college I had plenty of greens but now on my own I realize how lacking my diet really is. Also, I’ve begun to learn how terrifying the industrial processes for raising, butchering, and shipping meat is. I’m taking this month to recalibrate my diet to emphasize veggies and non-meat foods in hopes that I’ll educate myself about nutrition and health as it applies to modern eating. If you have any tips or delicious recipes, send them my way.

Meat Eater to Plant Eater – December’s 30-Day Life Challenge

As of today I am 32 days without eating meat.  I started this challenge (as with all my challenges) as a way to improve the quality of my life by diving head first into a focused 30-day life experiment.  As … Continue reading

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Olive Garden, Panera, and Otto’s Pizza (Otto’s Wins)

The past few days at work have been pretty slack so we’ve taken a few extended lunches out in town.  Early in the week one of my coworkers brought in a $25 gift card to Olive Garden so thanks to … Continue reading

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My First Vegetarian Christmas

One of the first things my Mom said to me when I told her I was going to be vegetarian for the month of December was, “Well, what about Christmas?”.  I grew up in a family that was more carnivore … Continue reading

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Worm Compost Follow-Up and My First Horticulture Experience

It’s been four months since I started my worm compost bin back in August’s Life Without the Landfill Challenge.  I decided that Christmas would be a good time to open up the bin to see if some of the compost … Continue reading

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Burritos, Nachos, Hiking and McDonalds at the Ballet?

I gave tofu another try today via a Boloco’s Classic burrito and again it let me down.  I really dislike the texture of tofu, it just tastes like non-descript mush.  No thanks.  I’ll save that food group for when I’m … Continue reading

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A “Simple” Meal That Crossed the Atlantic and Crossed the US Coast-Coast 4 Times

Today I picked up a few groceries at both Trader Joes and Shaws.  I’ve been reading a bit about the transport of food and how that affects the carbon footprint of what you buy.  I’ve started to realize that all … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Truck, Free Pizza, and is Pepsi Hipster?

Once I got home from work today I decided to get take-out instead of make my own meal.  I worked out pretty hard during lunch and was craving something greasy and delicious.  On any normal night I would have immediately … Continue reading

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