We decided that when we came back from Australia, we’d start eating more vegetarian meals, for a few reasons. Most importantly, we figure it’s a good way of injecting more vegetables into our diet – generally we eat far too few. Also, food is much cheaper when you don’t have to buy meat. Plus, Cathy will be proud of us .
So for the last 2 days, we’ve eaten a lot of vegetarian meals. Well, when I say a lot, I mean 3 – which is 3 more than I previously would have eaten. 2 days running I’ve had the “vegetarian bol” for lunch, from Bender’s favourite restaurant – Chipotle. (Truth be told, I’ve actually had Chipotle for lunch for 3 days running, but on the first day I had a pork burrito). Here’s what their vege-bol consists of:
- Black beans (yes Natalie, I really ate black beans!)
- Salsas – both mild (tomato, onion, basil, olive oil), and hot (basically just purred chili, and by hot I mean freakin’ hot!)
It doesn’t sound like a lot when you list it like that, but actually it’s very filling, and really tasty.
Tonight we’re having Fabia round for dinner, who claims she’s a vegetarian that “makes frequent exceptions”. Ha! Whatever. But still, Kristy is being nice enough to comply with these wishes by making some bruschetta for an entree, and a pumpkin risotto for mains. Tasty!