This week, so far…
We enjoyed an afternoon hootenanny in between classes:
I snuck in some snuggles and smiles with my favorite girl:
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:
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:
…but luckily, I don’t think we’re going to need it!!! Fingers crossed…see you tomorrow!