In our ongoing attempt to get started on a diet, John and I have decided to eat mostly vegetarian. Of course, first we have to finish off all the meat in the freezer. By vegetarian I mean I’ll eat vegetarian almost all the time (except for some shellfish) and John will eat vegetarian when he is with me. This leaves him free to eat what he wants at work. Sarah gave me a great cookbook for Christmas, A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop. He’s the guy who does the taste test on the America’s Test Kitchen program on PBS. The vegetarian dishes he makes look absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to get started!

So what has this got to do with dieting? Well, a diet is actually anything you eat. Right now, my diet is on the too much salt, starch and fat side. By eating vegetarian, I’ll be cutting down on at least the fat. That is, as long as I don’t overdo the cheese. I am trying to eat a healthier diet. Hopefully, weight loss will be a side effect.

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