Still Life with Mediterranean Fruit
Lately I have been toying with the idea of becoming a vegetarian. Well, let me rephrase that. I have been thinking of making vegetables the main focus of my meals, and continuing to eat some chicken and fish as well, but in small portions. And as much as I love a well-cooked steak or roast of lamb ... sorry ... I have not eaten red meat for a while. I'm not opposed to eating meat, and I'm not a member of PETA, I just find when I eat red meat it seems to slow me down somewhat. When I eat vegetables I feel energized. Maybe that's the deal with the Energizer Bunny -- he eats his carrots.
There is some evidence to support the fact that people who eat a lot of vegetables feel better, they sleep better, they have more energy and they have lower blood cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Well, that can't be all bad, can it? My favorite TV snack is brussel sprouts. When I was a little girl, every year I looked forward to Christmas -- not just for the tree, or the Christmas presents, or all the other wonderful things at Christmas, but specifically because we would have brussel sprouts with our turkey dinner. That, to me, was the highlight of Christmas. I had no idea folks could eat brussel sprouts at any other time of the year. That delicious little cabbage could be mine, any time I wanted. Who knew...! You can keep your popcorn or potato chips, thank you. I'll have my brussel sprouts.
So -- if there are any vegetarians out there who have some good recipes for veggies as main dishes, I would love to read them.