I have been toying with the idea of going full time lacto-pesco vegetarian or even all the way to vegan for a while. The problem I continually face is my undying love for cheese flavored crackers and anything flavored with hot sauce (although chicken is usually my favorite). After reading Animals, Vegetables and Miracles, I've been buying local (espcially since its in season) or atleast buying USA products. Although I enjoy organic foods, both Animals, Vegetables and Miracles and The Omnivores Dilemma discussed that eating locally is more "green" than focusing on the organic label.
The more I think about grocery stores, the less I want to be in one since the majority of the food inside is factory made from corn. I love the idea of growing my own food and learning how to make pastas and breads, but since I am currently living at home and soon to be living in a foreign country for now, I am limited to remaining my semialmost vegetarian diet.
Today, I followed Meatless Monday when deciding what to eat. I enjoyed a veggie sub at subway (cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, banana peppers, jalapenos, and olives with oil & vinegar and chipotle southwest... I love spicy food) and then made some delicious black beans (including garlic, onion, cumin oregano, and cayenne pepper) for dinner. Sure, my meal was only black beans, but it's about equivalent to just having pasta for dinner.
In more exciting news, I got my apartment information for San Sebastian, Spain. I am SO much more excited now that I know where I'm living. Judging by the map, it looks like I'm fairly close to 2 parks, a river, and the ocean. I'm not entirely sure what areas are running friendly, but it does look like I have options, which is good since I'll be doing the majority of my goofy training while there.