I am a committed vegetarian who has turned my boyfriend into the more 'casual vegetarian' as described above, primarily because a) I cook dinner for him and prefer to make things that don't involve meat and b) he's realized that cutting back on meat is a great way to save money and calories. Though I have completely embraced the meatless lifestyle for over a year now, he's still fairly new to a less meat-oriented lifestyle, and surprisingly enough, he has adapted very well (though he still refuses to try my different uses of tofu...we're working on that). Most importantly, it's remarkable how easy it has been to adapt favorite recipes to a vegetarian lifestyle: veggie and cheese quesadillas, bean-based burgers and sauces, and so forth. EatingWell's vegetarian recipe collection has been great inspiration :)
10/20/2010 - 6:07pm
It was great to find this post when I visited Meatless Monday today. I am a blogger on board for Meatless Monday (ontheroadtogreenness.blogspot.com). I'm subscribing to your RSS. Best,
11/01/2010 - 7:11am
Casual. I started Meatless Mondays as a resolution for the New Year.