I did.

Well, to be more accurate, I used to. I used to believe that vegetarian/vegan food was for hippies, and enviro-green wannabees and fanatics.

Then, I researched about the food industry, the chemical companies and big food corporations involved… and I became a believer. Hallelujah!

Now, my mind, body, and especially my stomach have since opened up to the benefits of eating more organic, local fruits and vegetables, and less meat and dairy products.

Don’t get me wrong, I love meat, cheese, ice cream, and I can’t grow bananas and kiwis in my backyard. I can however, at least provide better direction, and take better accountability and responsibility for my diet, and personal well being.

Presently, I roughly prepare 90% of the meals that I eat every week (based on 35 meals a week), and I am committed to only cook/serve vegetarian/vegan dishes, using locally grown, or organic produce preferably. That way, I get a lot of practice, here are some of the results:

The Final Fantasy Ultima Vegetarian Pizza
A final boss-level weapon of mass domination used to convert meat lovers into liking vegetarian food – trademark violation free lol (I think).

Ingredients
Store bought flatbread/thin crust pizza dough etc
– organic tomato sauce, seasoned with organic dry basil, organic dry oregano, and organic no salt seasoning
– mozzarella cheese
– roma tomatoes
– locally grown mushrooms
– onions
– jalepeno peppers
– roasted, locally grown potatoes, seasoned with organic, extra virgin olive oil, and organic no salt seasoning
– black olives

Minimal work, preparation, and supervision involved, and ready in about 45 minutes (roasting the potatoes alone takes up half the time).

Just try to order this at your local pizza delivery place. They’re both about the size of a 10″ medium, take just a slice or two, and you will feel full. Now that’s the power of real food. Enjoy!

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