Sometimes you have to be removed from your element to figure out if you have changed. I am visiting my parents in North Palm Beach, Florida this weekend. After two days of being home, I can proudly say that I have adapted my eating habits. In addition to requesting additional veggies I was also responsible for cooking both veggies for Rosh Hashana dinner. The califlower didn’t come out too well, but the brussel sprouts were a sell out.
Today when we had leftovers for lunch, I barely had any meat. I ate the leftover potatoes, stuffing and califlower for lunch. I had a few slices of turkey but must of the food on my plate was not meat. Then tonight at dinner I made a salad and had leftover soup. Again I had a bit or two of turkey, but at neither meal was turkey the main course.
Before this weekend, I was wondering how much meat I really eat. I only eat meat that I prepare in my house. Sometimes I have deli sandwiches for lunch or chicken for dinner. Most of my meat comes from my dad (he’s a meat salesman) so its frozen so I have to plan ahead. I should also mention that I do not count fish as meat. I eat fish a few times a week.
In 5769 (2008-2009) I am proud to say that I have started to practice what I preach. I have changed my eating habits. I still have a long way to go, but I have drastically reduced the amount of meat I consume. I do not think we need to be vegeterains, we just need to eat meat in smaller quantities. Next, I am now able to make salads. Making salads has always been a weakness in menu. There were always so many options, how does anyone know how to make a good salad? Well, I had some help from Rachel and Julia as well as a salad cookbook I bought. And tonight, I combined some random ingredients from my mom’s kitchen to make a nice little salad for myself. My mom even tried it and said it was good.
Now, I think I need to set goals for next year.
1. I want to compost
2. I want to buy fish that is sustainable and not on the red list.
3. I want to cook at least two dinners per week
To all of you that celebrate Rosh Hashana- shana tova! To the rest of you, its almost autum… everyone should take a few seconds to reflect on their eating habits- this year and next.