Eliza proposed that we try to do "Meatless May" - it's just how it sounds, no eating meat for the month of May. Since we returned from the cruise we've done a lot of research on healthy living and that includes limiting how much meat we eat. It has been nice to have a partner in crime on this so that not everyone thinks I'm crazy - they think she is crazy as well.
It's funny when I tell people about my decision to limit my meat intake - a lot of people seem to be offended. I don't get it. I can only guess that they expect me to go all PETA on them and sit them down for a slideshow of animal brutality. I know the facts but I'm not going to spew them all over everyone I know, but if you'd like to know about the health side of it I would be happy to talk about it.
Someone told Eliza that she is going against the Word of Wisdom (click here if you have no idea what I'm talking about) by living vegetarian during May. Yikes. Most definitely not! See what I mean about people getting defensive? Weird, weird world.
When May is over I don't plan on going to Tucano's everyday for lunch but I will return to eating meat sparingly and when it is served to me. I refuse to have people make a special dish for me, I will eat whatever is served.
So far, Meatless May has been successful....I've only dreamt about eating meat twice (seriously) and I'm only craving fried chicken and a pork burrito from Cafe Rio. Other than that it has been great for forcing me to be more creative with my meal choices and planning ahead.
I'm suggesting everyone I know to watch "Food, Inc" (also suggested by Eliza). It's not some liberal, PETA produced documentary but more of an inside look at the food industry. It's not pro-vegetarian. It's pro-"know where your food comes from". I highly recommend it!