Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Healthy Eating

So, one of the many things I'm working on right now is eating a little bit better than I have been. It's really not that difficult when my eating habits included mostly packaged food when I did eat. So, the bits that I'm working on right now are
  • Drink more water
  • Eat regularly
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables
Well, I'm working on the vegetables. The main items available here are tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini (if oddly pale), green peppers (which are pretty darn hot for a bell type), eggplant, cabbage, potatoes, and lots of varieties of onions. I can get mushrooms and other colours of peppers at a pretty high mark up, but I'm willing to pay when necessary.

But, the issue I'm having is my protein, iron and B12 intake. I tend to eat a semi-vegetarian diet at home, mostly because I find cooking meat for one to be more work than its worth. I do get eggs, and occasionally, tuna, and dairy products. But, since I only get full fat dairy products, and eggs are not exactly low fat. (Oh, and I have a supply of bacon, but that's not exactly a staple!)

So, I'm on the lookout for good vegetarian recipes. If you happen to have any suggestions, please send them in. I promise to then amuse you all as I try to recreate them here with somewhat limited supplies. (Although I can get more things than I really expected!)


Shan said...

The only thing I can stomach in that entire list is potatoes. I eat a lot of carrots and broccoli...

I read a blog called Vegan Yum Yum, which might be of help to you...I'm not a vegetarian though, so I can't really vouch for them first-hand. It's just veganyumyum.com

Marlena said...

I am currently obsessed with Vegan with a Vengeance and the Veganomicon, both by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She has a website, too, with a lot of recipes that are really good: http://www.theppk.com/recipes/

I especially LOVE Macaroni Hates Cheese. And I'm not even vegan!

Leanne said...

I have a great vegetarian chili recipe that uses eggplant as a base. I just typed it out for someone else, so I'll email you a copy.