After having to fast (no meat) for the last 2 weeks. I can tell you I have certainly missed my meaty protein! Not only did I miss eating my meat, but my body sure did feel its absence. While at the gym I noticed how tired and sluggish I was feeling. The first thing my trainer asked me is are you getting enough protein in your body? Today was the first day that I was able to dive right back in with my chicken! And boy did it taste good.
I actually comtemplated becoming vegetarian once…yes only once and never again. Not even for a guy. I guess its easy for the folks who grew up without meat. I cannot imagine getting married to someone who does not eat any meat or seafood and they asking me to give that up for them. OYE if you love me you will never ask that of me…please! LOL
I went out with my gal pals over the last weekend and I may have gone a little crazy on my spending budget. I only spent money on beautiful dishes that I just had to have! It was a blast though. It gives us time to catch up on our lives, on other people lives and just kick back and chill. As I get older I realize life is not all about hitting one club after the other. You get tired of seeing the same people over and over again, hearing the same boring music that I never liked in the first place, but I sure did try to do my little two step to it though.
I want more of my life. It is so precious. It can come and go in the blink of an eye. I want to experience different things, eat different food, visit different places. Just think of the great conversations you can have when you meet someone and you have done all these things. You cannot possibly run out of things to talk about right? I can talk about the two weeks I spent not eating meat! LMBO
Okay recipe time. Today I made Red Beans, to go with my rice and stew chicken. It was divine! When you are fasting and not eating meat you have to give your body some other form of protein. Red beans are a great source of protein. With my upcoming trip to Trinidad over our religious holiday, Diwali…I will surely need lots of beans to keep me going as again I won’t be able to eat meat.
Do let me know how you like Red Beans! I enjoy all my readers and fellow food adventureres feedback.