Thursday, April 2, 2009

Going Green?

I am seriously considering going vegan... Most days out of the week at least. I love sushi way too much to go 100% veg. I have been browsing around and I know I wouldn't mind the food, it all looks and sounds delicious. My problem is the price of the groceries I would have to buy. I am a college student who can't find a job and I don't have a stove or oven either. I'm hoping maybe someone will comment and let me know what they think.
I would not be going vegan because I think eating animals is wrong, that's what they are there for. That and being cute of course. Don't worry PITA people, I only eat the ugly ones (chicken and fish). I would be going veg for health reasons. My stomach has become very sensitive for some reason and I think that maybe changing over to a more plant based diet might help. We shall see. I'm going to go check out Whole Foods and Lowes Foods tomorrow to see about how much their vegetarian foods are. I already drink Light Silk and eat tofu every now and then but that's about as far as I've ever gone. I know they aren't that much more expensive than regular products but I've seen other things that are kind of pricey.
Another of my big concerns is even being able to FIND some of this stuff. I don't know how many times I've had a recipe and gone in search of the ingredients just to have to people at the grocery store look at me like I'm stupid. Living in North Carolina is hard for those of us who don't wish to eat everything fried. I'm hoping when I move to a bigger city this fall that there will be more choice as far as groceries and restaurants. Wish me luck and any comments or advise would be greatly appreciated!


  1. What a cool thing to ponder!

    There's a huuuge difference between going veg and going vegan.. and if you're trying it for the first time I'd definitely say go veg only for a while. Vegan can be pretty extreme and difficult to do well until you've got a lot of experience. My friend Sarah is a pescetarian (eats fish, but no other meat) and she finds it helpful because it helps her get her protein in. That can be really hard when you're trying to go vegetarian.. unless you absolutely love tofu and legumes. :) Since you run, I'd be careful to make sure you get even extra protein to support your muscles. (That's another issue with veganism, harder to get your calcium without dairy.)

    Good luck - tell me how you find it. I don't think I could ever give up my meaty favorites.. I'm way too attached to pork products.

  2. I was just thinking I would have a few days a week that i went veg. I could never give up my sushi and I like chicken a lot too.
    I like Tofu ok. I like it in desserts and in soup like miso ^.^ Vegan does sound pretty rough. I've had a few vegan meals and they taste great but it is SO hard to find the ingredients I need! Even the Whole Foods in Raleigh didn't have or even know everything I needed. *sigh* I wish NC would catch up a bit faster. Thanks for the comment =)