Eatlikearabbit.net is a blog about living and eating well vegetarian.
We both grew up vegetarian. Eating food that didn't previously have a face is normal for us. However, as we've interacted with friends and colleagues, we've often noticed they are curious about our vegetarian lifestyle. They often ask questions. One even exclaimed you eat like a rabbit!
To help answer the how do you live vegetarian question, Paul and I decided to start sharing our successes and failures in the kitchen. Although we are capable in the kitchen, we are also both professionals who often spend long hours working and little time planning and preparing meals. We're regular, busy people.
Being Vegetarian Today
Once upon a time (not very long ago), vegetarianism was shunned, questioned, and a fairly difficult way to live. I remember when I was a kid, Burger King was the only fast food restaurant that would make a vegetarian sandwich. It wasn't even a selection on their cash register!
Today, vegetarianism is more popular--allowing at least two possible menu selections at nearly every restaurant available. Some restaurants even allow replacing meat with tofu. Many cookbooks are dedicated to vegetarian diets.
Is it good nutrition?
Health conscious friends often ask questions like:
- Where do you get your protein?
- Where do you get your Vitamin B-12?
- Where do you get your iron?
We are lacto-ovo vegetarians which means we include eggs and dairy products in our diets. This along with plenty of peanut butter addresses most of these issues.
Is that all?
We're very aware of the hazards of focusing too much on food! Living a well balanced life includes racket ball and trips to the beach.
There are two main characters in the stories on eatlikearabbit.net. Myself (Amanda) and my husband, Paul. We have decided to make healthy and edible eating a priority in our daily activities. We work hard, and we (try) to play hard. We decided to create a blog where we could share our successes and failures in the kitchen and brag about our favorite restaurants, which make eating vegetarian a pleasure.
Paul comes from a family who puts great focus on creating and eating fun and healthy foods. I come from south Louisiana, a culture that included a lot of meat therefore my mother rewrote many Cajun recipes to include soybean-based Textured Vegetable Protein.
Paul works for Full Plate Living. I am a Cardiac Nuclear Medicine Technologist who is reminded daily of the benefits of living healthy and the risks of not taking care of one's body. Writing a vegetarian blog is our hobby based on our love for food, our passion based on our respective careers, and our gift to others.