Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

I didn't post a Meatless Monday recipe this week because....drum roll please... we have decided to give up red meat and chicken. I don't think this qualifies us as vegetarian as we will continue to eat fish and animal products such as eggs but I can't continue to keep eating red meat knowing how livestock is treated in an abattoir and everybody not living in Siberia knows how battery chickens are farmed.

It just weighed on my mind so much and finally after discussing it with my wonderful husband we decided to become semi-veg. I have not however told my 18 year old son but honestly he is so vague, I'm sure it'll be 6 months before he even notices the change.

Last night we had some turkish bread and dakkhua and this beautiful organic salad. So yummy.

This week I'm in Rhianna's room again. I can't actually believe the junk I am hauling out of there as I only decluttered just before Xmas. But I have managed to reorganise 2 cupboards into one in her room. It involved much purging but it has left me with.....

....one whole spare, empty cupboard. Oh the joy, the excitement at having SPACE where formally there was clutter. I have been going in there during the day just to gaze at the vastness of it and to imagine the possibilities of that cupboard. The blankets and throws will be out soon on beds and lounges for Winter and then it will be mine, all mine.......

Here's hoping your day was a little bit more exciting than mine.


Linda said...

I love all the burgers on the Taste site using Turkish bread.

Debbie said...

I could easily goes vegetarian but my husband wouldn't, having said that he is getting funny with chicken now and some other meats....so maybe one day.
I love looking at cupboards when they are decluttered and everything is in its place, you just look and smile.
I received my book today thank you so much

Anonymous said...

I was a veg. for 10 years (I ate seafood as well). It really wasn't difficult. If you want a meat dish, consider fake meat.

Have you also considered buying animals from a farm instead though? One of my friends will only eat grass fed cows (because the grain makes them ill and it's cruel. Plus they get tons of medicine from it). There is a farm, one town over, that sells cows and free range chickens. She goes there and requests what she wants. And it's all cruelty free. She doesn't even have to buy the entire cow, she can just buy part. Although, she usually does and just freezes it.

Anyway, I will see if I come across any clever veg. dishes from back in the day for you! :)

Vickie said...

Oh, I don't know - I really enjoy gazing at clean and orderly. Looks great! I'm trying to de-clutter, but I'm such a packrat, always thinking that I should save this or that. I LOVE clean and orderly, but somehow I miss the mark at getting to it. Care to come organize me?

Anonymous said...

Rhianna's decluttered cupboard looks great. Well done!
Non Consumer Girl

Vanessa said...

Thanks Linda. I have just had a quick look at your blog and have bookmarked it to read later.
Debbie - you are welcome.
GGFM- I desperately need some veg recipes. I would be very grateful.
Vickie - I would jump on a plane in a minute just to sit in your little kitchen LOL
lala - Thank you for your comments. I really enjoy reading them.

libby said...

Hi Vanessa,

Congrats on the decision to become a "pescatarian". You should get yourself some hens then you'll know excactly where your eggs come from - and they are so much tastier - plus the chooks are fun to watch!

Rhianna's cupboard looks terrific. Kids rooms seems to be an ongoing thing to organise and keep tidy.