October 7, 2009

My Vegetarian Journey and a Pot of Soup!

As many of you already know I became a vegetarian this past July. To be honest, it has been difficult. I have eaten meat for most my whole life so going cold *turkey* lol, has been a challenge. I completely stopped eating meat, fish and dairy products for about 1 month. I than reintroduced some diary products like cheese, eggs, yogurt and milk , and fish. My goal now is to eliminate diary products slowly out of my diet. I don't know if I will be able to eliminate cheese and eggs because I sure do love omelets.

I am having a lot of fun with cooking beans and lentils. I have a few great recipes. Above is a soup that I made. I put some barley and lentils in it to give it more 'body' and some cayenne pepper and lime juice for some kick, I loved it.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there! I'm semi-veggie too (I eat fish, eggs and dairy). Once you have a good base of recipes, it gets easier. Here's a link to my fave soup recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/spiced-red-lentil-soup-with-crispy-fried-ginger?. Gotta love Martha:-) Oh, I use Campbell's vegetable stock instead of chicken. Enjoy!


Nu Kynk said...


Thanks, I will check out the link. I feel healthier when I eat this way its just getting over my 'hump' has been difficult.

Anonymous said...

Nu Kynk,
Do you have a recipe for your soup? It looks delish! Good luck in your vegetarian journey.


Nu Kynk said...


I will post the recipe soon, np:)

Teisha said...

I've been a vegetarian since last year, October 2008 and we've had a similar process. I went cold turkey for about 3 months and it was torture. You should research proteins to substitute for meat before eliminating them. I now eat fish and dairy. My goal is to wean them out of my diet as well. Keep doing what you're doing.

Cheerios&Coffee said...

can you post some of the recipes?