My Thoughts on a Vegetarian Diet

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The other night my wife made cauliflower rice, which we hadn’t done in some time. It was a nice change because normally we do have rice, whether it is white or Spanish. Not with every dish, but this main dish happens to go with the rice and she served cauliflower rice instead. Anyhow, so when she served the plates and I saw the cauliflower rice I had asked her if we were ever going to try to do vegetarian again.

Picture thanks to Food Network

Let me tell you the back story before I get to her answer. We did try a couple of weeks to buy groceries for vegetarian dishes and I have to say we normally spend about $125 in groceries a week, but that time our grocery bill came to $275. You are wondering that sounds a bit high, but after talking to a few parents from the daycare, they confirm that that was about how much they spend a week. Well, we went with it, and the food we had recipes for was delicious, but there was one problem, we had a 17-year 6-foot Hockey player and at each of the evening meals he always ended up hungry after dinner. We did try shopping one more week and adjusted the groceries to get foods that would fill him up (we were learning), but the bill was even larger.

We did talk to some parents and they made suggestions, but the grocery bills were a bit too much for us. Now, we did keep a few recipes, like the cauliflower rice to change it up, but we went back to our normal weekly meals. Don’t get me wrong, we actually eat pretty healthy and have healthy snacks, but for some reason, the cost is cheaper so we threw out the idea of going vegetarian.

So, what did my wife say to my question, she only laughed and started to eat. I take her laughter as a “No”. Like I said there are a few dishes we do make and replace one side dish every so often with a vegetarian side dish.

Here is a cool recipe I found in Food Network for cauliflower fried rice.

Once again, I thank you for stopping by and I leave you with this thought, “I recommend trying out some dishes that are outside your comfort zone. You might find a dish or two that you like, and meals can be a fun thing again if they aren’t already – Bon Appétit.”

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Strange but true, I was born in San Salvador, as an abroad US citizen. It sounds strange, but you see, my mother was 5 months pregnant and happen to be visiting San Salvador. She slipped and fell in a pool and well, I was born. I am a twin, but unfortunately, he did not make and I did. My mother’s side of the family happens to be well of, and I had the opportunity to live a nice life early in my childhood. You know, private school, servant, nice home, and vacations. Things change when my mother decided to follow my father to the United States and well, that is where my story begins. I started a blog a while back, but life sort of hit and I left it behind, but now as I am a bit older, I decided I needed an avenue to share my experiences with others, while at the same time allowing me to open up and talk like I am on someone’s couch, I guess you could say. This blog will be more like an open book, created by experiences that I have had throughout my life. Experiences that many could relate to and what I did or how I handled it, you know after the fact. You never know there just might be a piece of information, idea, an option that someone could use and it would help them through the experience. Just remember these are my experiences, things I have been through, work through, and lived through – it does not mean I am right, but it does not mean I am wrong – it is simply an experience.

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