In fact word is getting around. Our local paper were looking for some vegetarians and contacted me (as the President of the sustainable living group), and wondered if I knew anybody that would talk to them. I mentioned that I was 'almost' vegetarian with a goal of 80% less meat in our diet, and the reporter locked in an interview. Here is the story: Vegging Out. I was the odd one out, but at least I am trying my best.
We have replaced meat products with a range of things, mostly lentils, beans, pulses and some veggie substitutes that I have mentioned in this post titled "Almost Vegetarian?" However, Kim recently found a really tasty meat substitute called Quorn, from the UK that has started to appear in the major supermarkets here in Australia. The company website has this to say about the mock meat;
"Mycoprotein is the common ingredient in all Quorn products. It's made from a member of the fungi family (the same family that morels and truffles belong to) and is a high-quality meat-free protein that's low in fat, high in dietary fibre (important for your digestive system) and is a valuable source of amino acids."I like it, but the food miles are atrocious. The price however is comparable to real meat, so it has not hit the back pocket. Kim only buys it when it is on special, so it is even cheaper.
We still eat biodynamic bacon every second Sunday morning which eggs from our chooks, as we believe that if you are going to eat meat, it better have lived a happy life, free range and chemical free. Occasionally, the odd anchovy lands on my home made pizza, but I can't seem to do without the salty little suckers.
Anyway, all good so far, and I feel very healthy and my insides have never worked better! I can't remember if I mentioned it, but my cholesterol test was good, and was getting lower due to this conversion to almost vegetarian. Love the benefits!
You will get a few more years greening and blogging out of me yet!