Maybe it’s just my interest in cooking unique, healthy, fresh food. Maybe it’s the appeal of vegetarianism. But it seemed to me that this week there were a lot of blogs writing about vegetarianism and veganism. I’m still neither of those, but I really admire people who are and I’ve really enjoyed exploring them recently (I just got Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals from the library and I’m so excited to start reading it!).
Highlights for February 14-20: Veganism and Vegetarianism
Sometimes I think these diets seem more popular because I’m so aware of them, but I’m clearly not the only one interested. Alicia Silverstone’s vegan cookbook, “The Kind Diet ” was topping Amazon’s bestselling cookbooks list.
People often comment that vegetarian/vegan diets don’t supply enough nutrients. Planet Green says you can get more iron than Popeye as a vegan
Endless Simmer examines the question “Can a vegetarian/vegan be a “foodie”” (The answer? A resounding “yes”. Duh.)
Also from Planet Green, “Meat the Press: 6 Ways to Decode Media Coverage of Vegan Issues”
A spin on Bittman’s “Vegan until 6,” Graham Hill is promoting weekday vegetarianism. I know ideas like this upset “real” vegetarians sometimes, but I think it’s really great. In fact, in the 14 months since I cut my meat consumption by more than half, full time vegetarianism has become more and more appealing.
Every Saturday, I choose a theme and highlight blog posts, websites and news articles from my Google Reader which I found interesting (and hope you do too!) If you want more reading, check out “What I’m Reading” on my sidebar.