But for the rest of the year I like to stick to a dairy free (barring friends birthday cakes) vegetarian diet, which includes eggs.
I went on a vegan diet for a year when I was younger and wrecked my health by overloading my diet with soy products, which prevented my stomach absorbing vitamins and minerals my body needed, especially my skin, which turned dry and unbearably itchy, and especially on my face.
So going back on a vegetarian diet with no dairy made me anxious to do my homework to be healthy without hardly any soy in that diet, as well.
So I searched for podcasts on vegan/vegetarian eating and my ears ran into some very militant vegans that left a bitter taste in my mouth and I began to see why vegans had a bad name with non-vegans.
|No thanks, not for me.|
But I did find some nice vegetarian blogger/podcasters who I liked listening to...even looked forward to listening to...and if there were more podcasts like their's then I'm sure they would persuade more meat-eaters to have a go at the vegetarian lifestyle.
And it's a great podcast even if you do eat meat, because you still need to eat vegetables and it might help you to cut down on eating so much meat and dairy and improve your health and finances.
VZ 016: Let’s Celebrate National Kale Day!
I was even thinking of making a Zen garden in my backyard, but didn't think it would produce a bumper crop somehow:-)
Nancy Addison's podcast 'Organic Healthy Life' is right up there, too, as one of my favourites in Veggie podcasts.
And Nancy, like me, is allergic to penicillin, which is deadly to both of us.
I'm sure there are more good vegetarian/vegan podcasts out there, but these are my two favourites among the ones I've listened to through searching iTunes.
So if you want to wean yourself off meat and dairy, or go vegetarian...or vegan without harming your health and being preached to by acid-tongue vegans, then these are two podcasts I would try out first.
And oddly enough all three ladies live in Texas, of all places.
Not a state my mind associates with vegetarian eating.
Anyway, dig in and have a listen to the podcasts for yourself.