For anyone who knows me, I love food. I love cooking it, I love eating it, and I love talking about it. At times (read: most of the time) I talk about it enough to drive my friends and family crazy. So that's where this blog comes in. I've been thinking about starting a food blog for some time now, but I was worried there were already too many food blogs out there (which there are), that no one would want to read mine (which is entirely possible), and that, well, I just wouldn't know what to call it.
But I finally cast aside my fears and decided on a name: The Flexitarian Eater. According to About.com, " 'Flexitarian' is a term recently coined to describe those who eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat." Some do it "for health reasons, while others, for environmental reasons, only eat free-range or organic animals and animal products." Sums up my own eating habits pretty well; the only thing I would add is an "and" rather than an "or"-- that is, I eat "flexitarian" both for health and for environmental (as well as moral and ethical) reasons.
But don't worry: this blog is not meant to proselytize. I'm not trying to convert you to any specific way of life. In fact, I think that's the beauty of flexitarianism. It doesn't mean the same thing for anyone, and you can bend and mold and shape it however you see fit. At the risk of making a very bad pun, it's, well, flexible. Hence the name.
So what will you find on this blog? You're going to find food that tastes
great. Most of the time that great-tasting food is also going to be healthy, but sometimes that food is going to be a triple-chocolate brownie cheesecake. My goal is to show you that healthy food can and should taste great; that even the most die-hard meat-eaters can find vegetarian dishes they enjoy; and that when it comes to dessert, I usually believe in going all out. good
So on that note, Bon Appétit!
(And yes, recipes will follow shortly)