Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Big Changes Folks...

If you follow me on facebook ( Then you have seen me eluding to some big changes. I waited to tell you all what the changes were because I wanted to let it all out and show you my slide backwards which I did yesterday, you can read my big EFF YOU'S here.
So now all that is out of my system and off of my shoulders I can tell you about my plan on fixing the problems that developed.

It may not seem big to some.... but it sure is big to me, growing up on southern cooking and comfort foods but the biggest changing I am making in my life...
I think it's important I revise that....I need to give props to my amazingly supportive boyfriend....the biggest change WE are making in OUR LIVES is that we not eating meat... none...
I have grown up like most as a heavy meat eater. If there wasn't meat in my meal it wasn't a was a snack lol I've never eaten tofu... i've never eaten "fake" meat as I call it... You know...looks like chicken...smells like chicken...but it ain't chicken... I think it's soy...

Now I want to make a disclaimer right now so I don't get messages and comments from people about how i'm not doing it right.... we are NOT becoming vegetarians well we are...but not putting a label on it.. we are NOT going vegan... We are simply not eating meat anymore. I'm no longer building every meal around animal protein. We are not cutting out seafood because...well...I love that shit. And there's a lot of health benefits. I'm still eating cheese when I want... I will still make me an egg white omlete every now and then. I'm trying to adapt my tastes to soy milk... it's hard because i've never had it and only had cow's milk. But i'm trying so that's good right? I'm giving the old college try!

Willy Wonka on Vegetarians #meme

I'm ready to learn new things in the culinary world... learn that my plate doesn't HAVE to have meat on it to fill me up and taste good. I'm kind of sick of eating the same things my whole life. Let's see here let's review my menu from oh...about the past 10 years shall we?

1.Spegetti and MEAT sauce
2. BEEF/CHICKEN enchiladas
3. BEEF Sloppy joes
4. CHICKEN tetrazzini
5. CHICKEN stir fry
7. ROAST and potatoes and carrots
8. Chilli (with lots-o BURGER)
9.Homemade CHICKEN and noodles
10. Grilled CHICKEN and vegies

I could go on but you get the picture... meat meat meat meat... gimme some meat...all day all night.

We have been doing a lot of research and the effects of meat on your body...especially red meat.
Getting the lap-band just makes my diet consist even more of meat...sometimes my meal is literally only a piece of meat since I gotta gets my proteins in. I'm learning that there are other non-meat sources of protein and I am willing to give it a try. 

We stocked up on Amy's burritos and meals and Morning star "meats" I also cooked with Quinoa for the first time and I FRIKKEN LOVE IT!! I made southwest quinoa stuffed peppers and they were amazing.

I can't wait to start making some really awesome protein packed meals and posting the recipes!!

Wish me luck!! :)

And here's the way I look at it... I'm doing ya'll a favor!!

Dear Vegetarians -


  1. You could have shared the Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe! :-)

  2. Hey Love- come by and I will introduce you to jackfruit! <3

  3. I am very anxious to see some of your recipes! I need some new protein ideas, aside from red meat. Great post!