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This week, so far…

November 7, 2012

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I voted.

We enjoyed an afternoon hootenanny in between classes:

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I snuck in some snuggles and smiles with my favorite girl:

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She hasn’t figured out that it’s kind of hard to drink a bottle if you’re grinning.

I cooked a few easy, veggie-filled meals:




…like grain bowls with sweet potatoes, tofu, and sharp white cheddar,

and pasta with bean balls and cashew cream sauce:

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I showed Food, Inc. in my composition classes this week (we do a unit on food), and I have to say…it was moving.  Seeing Food, Inc. was actually what prompted me to go vegetarian three years ago.  I’d been eating meat less and less, and when Ryan and I saw that film, it just kind of drove the last nail into the coffin when it came to me eating meat.

As you know, I started eating meat again during my pregnancy (and while we traveled, I often loosened up on my vegetarian eating as well), and have continued to eat it post-pregnancy.

But…I’ll be damned if watching Food, Inc. didn’t make me want to switch back to being an herbivore again.  Right now, I don’t think I’m ready to declare myself a full-fledged Vegetarian with a capital “V” again.  But I’d like to get our meals about 95% meat-free.  So expect to see a lot more veggie fare on the blog!    

We’re snuggled up on the couch, watching the election results roll in.  Lila practiced her gracious loser face earlier this week:

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…but luckily, I don’t think we’re going to need it!!! Fingers crossed…see you tomorrow!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2012 1:27 pm

    I think it’s great when people eat in an educated way! I don’t care if people eat vegetarian or if they eat tons of meat. It’s all about a balance that works for your body and your beliefs. This is the exact reason why I don’t declare myself a vegetarian. I don’t want to be defined by what I eat. I’m so glad you take on the same approach!

  2. Laura permalink
    November 7, 2012 2:57 pm

    Lila’s gracious loser face is adorable, but I’m glad she didn’t need to use it.

  3. November 7, 2012 6:54 pm

    Food Inc. is such a great movie, i could watch it again and again. Its definetly a good reminder to me of why I eat the way that I do!

  4. November 7, 2012 8:40 pm

    that rice bowl looks great and I’m not normally one to say that about rice LOL.

  5. November 10, 2012 5:34 pm

    I laughed out loud at the gracious loser face, and am dying of cuteness over that Obama onesie.

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