Some people think that going vegetarian means an end to the appetizing meals that usually taste good. It is quite the contrary. There are a number of pleasant foods out there for us vegetarians to consume.
Eating is one of the natural enjoyments of my life. And I love to cook for myself when I am in the mood. Anyone who knows me knows that I eat the things that are very nutritious yet at the same time, satisfying.
Vegetarians are not limited in their options when it pertains to the choices of meal plan.
Potatoes are a fantastic example. There are a wide variety of ways in how to use potatoes. They can be baked, boiled, roasted, mashed, scalloped, wedged and so on. No matter what style or fashion that they’re prepared in they make a great dish.
French fries are one of my favorites. I fry them in pure vegetable oils. I notice that sunflower oil gives them the most distinct and crisp flavor.
Chicken is another wonderful example. There are also a large variety of ways in which chicken can be prepared. Chicken is baked, boiled, broiled, roasted (and also rotisserie), barbecued, grilled, smothered, fried and sauteed.
I like pasta a lot. I eat meatless pasta dishes such as baked ziti, lasagna, macaroni, and spaghetti. I love pizza too.
The cheeses, seasonings, and sauce is what brings out the good flavor in the pasta. Spaghetti, lasagna and ziti taste so much better to me without the meat. That is just my preference.
There is a high quality pizzeria that has been located in my old neighborhood for over a decade now. The establishment even gained public notoriety by the media for being the number one best tasting quality pizzeria in all of New York. I saw footage of the television program that one of the cooks appeared on. And I recognized him from the restaurant.
I’d been eating from this particular pizzeria for years, since childhood. They serve this delicious chicken pizza that is loaded with parsley, tomatoes, cheese, and chunks of chopped chicken. They also serve broccoli and spinach pizza pies.
Vegetables always liven up a meal. Especially when they are mixed in with rice, green peppers, shrimps, onions and the like.
I cannot resist the taste of corn, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, string beans, green peas and lima beans. And, do not mention salad. There was a nice zesty Italian “Good Seasons” brand dressing that came in a packet that I use to prepare and pour over my freshly made salads. The flavor was simply grand.
Most corn bread and cake mixes have lard ingredients in them (vegetable shortening). I only use the ones that do not. There are some name brand all butter and/or pure vegetable oil mixes. They are just hard to come by.
Popular name brands are not always a guarantee of quality. Lesser known and lesser expensive items can be just as good or effective and, sometimes even better.
I am not into and never have been into yogurt or tofu. I never had a smoothie either and I do not desire to. I’ll stick to my french vanilla and vanilla ice cream milk shakes and “Ensure Plus” health drinks.
My diet consists of a blissful food regimen. One that keeps me essentially happy and healthy. My lifestyle is not at all demanding or compromising. It comes naturally and easily.