Friday, July 8, 2011


So I can't say I'm vegan yet, not really vegetarian either. I'm at about twice a week for meat at this point. For example, I just ate a turkey sandwich for lunch. But, it was on whole wheat, had fresh avocado, no mayo, just mustard, and lettuce. At least it was dairy-free. I'm really getting much better about drinking my green smoothies everyday, and that helps a lot.

I have a new plan though, and it will hopefully ease my anxiety about cutting out meat entirely. What's this plan you ask? Eating slop. I made my first batch o' slop yesterday, and it is surprisingly tasty.  

Here's the theory: Meat is the only way to get the complete protein chain besides quinoa. So, in order to get quinoa in my diet daily, I'll always have a slop concoction in the fridge, and I'll have a scoop or 2 every day, just like I drink a daily green smoothie.

The best part is it's super-easy to make. I throw a bunch of stuff in the crockpot, and 4 hours later it's done! My first slop contained: Quinoa, a little rice, a potato, kidney beans, diced roma tomatoes, canned stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices. It's a chili-inspired slop. But, who knows, next time it might be a squash slop. Or a mixed veggie noodle slop. The possibilities are endless!

Wish me luck...


  1. I'm all about the crock slop in the fridge. But I have to make sure I am cool with everything kinda tasting the same. Tossing beans in helped since they are a protein and pretty neutral so it's cool if they end up tasting like the tomatoes. Dig?

  2. This sounds really good. Another idea is to transition to mock meat type foods to replace the meat items in your diet. I have a local to me place, in Worcester MA. It's called Belmont Vegetarian. He takes soy "meat" & turns it into Jamaican cuisine & it's intense & oh so delicious. It's incredibly good & folks have gone vegan--due to his food. I took my BIL who is a diehard meat eater there & he couldn't tell the difference. Just an idea. I wish you well on your path! It's really worth it!!

  3. *you could DIY this type of "meat" stews & such.. is what I mean.

  4. Thumbs up for doing so well :) After being veggie for many years, this is what finally turned me into a happy vegan. Have a looksie...

  5. The protein issue with vegans is much stressed over but without reason. I wrote a blog post about it, complete with sources:

    I hope this helps.

  6. You really don't need to worry about getting complete proteins. Combining veggie proteins, even over the course of multiple days, creates complete proteins in your body. There's a lot of information on this subject.

    For example:

    (PS - soy is also a vegetarian complete protein)