I started eating shrimp about two months ago.
Shrimp and sushi are the closest I come to eating meat. Granted, those foods are technically meat, so I suppose I’m no longer a vegetarian. I hope this doesn’t mean I have to give up my cute vegetarian t-shirt. You know, the one that has the dancing vegetables on it (I don’t know why they’re dancing when they’re so yummy I could eat them right up).
For a short period of time (like a month), I hopped off the veggie bandwagon, but I quickly raced back to it (good thing I’m a runner). I really just don’t care for meat, and if I ever start eating it again, I can’t see myself eating it every day like so many people do. However, to get some iron and to add flexibility to my diet, I now eat seafood maybe once a week.
So, a few weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at cooking shrimp. I cooked it with Clay a few times over at his place- we made shrimp curry a few weeks ago, which was really yummy. It’s kinda odd to cook a food that you just really started eating, but I gave it a shot, and it was yummy. I found an awesome recipe for Shrimp-in-Love pasta and decided to make it.
The pasta was quite yummy :). Even though the recipe made two servings, I couldn’t eat it all myself.
I didn’t have anyone to share it with, so I took the leftovers with me to work the next day (I did eat all of the shrimp out of it that evening). It was pretty good reheated, too.
So- I’m just glad that I can cook *something* now. I made another lasagna on Monday night- and it was totally awesome. I’m still finishing up the leftovers, but it’s really great reheated at work for my lunch. Sure, I’m not master chef, or even an experienced cook- but it does feel awesome to eat something home-cooked, that *you* cooked :).