Sunday, February 28, 2010

Going Veggie!!!!

Well, here is something interesting for you or interesting for me anyway…. I am going Vegetarian for a week, yes a whole week!!  This is actually something I have wanted to try for sometime now and have read numerous articles, magazines and such but just never had the proper motivation.  Well, now I have it.  What is this “motivation” I speak of to give up meat for a week you ask?  Well, surprise of all surprises, it is an Eastern Religions Assignment (of course those of you that know me are very aware that it is not unusually for me to take such extreme steps in the quest for knowledge, I digress).  The purpose of the assignment is to experience the teachings of the Buddha or to at least see if we can apply the teachings to our everyday lives.  Through this blog I will write about my experiences from visiting Temple, which I will do in a few short hours, to eating Tofu and Tempeh for the first time. What is the difference between Tempeh and Tofu you ask?  Let me see if I can sum it up for you, the short answer is – Soy!  Now, if you are anything like me, that answer simply will not satisfy you so here is the long answer.  Tofu is made from soybeans, water, and a coagulant, or curdling agent. It is high in protein and calcium and well known for its ability to absorb new flavors through

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