Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I was reading an article on npr.org about eating vegan till dinnertime.
Here's a little excerpt:
If you eat like a vegan until dinnertime, you can protect your health and help save the planet; how we eat — and certainly what we eat — has a real impact on both our bodies and the Earth. That's something to think about on Earth Day.
The idea has been dubbed VB6, Vegan Before 6. It's a very interesting idea. Although I don't think I'd be able to do vegan. Perhaps vegetarian before 6. I wonder if I have the fortitude to try it.
After reading "Chew on This", I made a commitment to stop eating at national fast food chains. Unfortunately, I cave into KFC (one of the worst offenders) once, maybe twice a year. But aside from being w/ children and their parents, I haven't eaten at McDonalds or BK in over a year. Every now and then I'll go to local or regional fast food places, like In-n-Out or El Pollo Loco, once a month or two. But they don't require the the "mass food manufacturing" that the national chains do.
But I love veggies. and fruit. So going vegetarian before 6 shouldn't be hard. It would be a commitment, even a bit of a challenge, and maybe if i throw it out there, I'll be more likely to stick with it for longer than...a day. We'll see. Anyone wanna share their favorite recipes?
Lastly, a little poem, again in honor of National Poetry Month and also Earth Day:
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage