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Twenty Twelve!

Welcome to a whole new year!  I hope this is your best yet!  Here's my resolution: January is going to be meat free.

Buster has a best friend named Vega, and Vega has a couple of pretty awesome moms, Eileen and Alena.  They're both vegetarian, they didn't make Jake and I feel like complete jerks when Buster pooped in their living room, and they make a mean pizza.  Keepers!  One day a couple of years ago I was talking about how I would love to be vegetarian but didn't know if I could, and Alena said that she started by going meat-free for one month.  Then she just kept going.  Well, I'll probably never last forever, but I can definitely make it 31 days (why didn't I choose 28-day February!?).  When Eileen and Alena moved away and stole Vega from Buster's puppy love I put the  meat-free goal on the back burner, but now I'm ready!  Thanks for the inspiration, guys!

To be honest, there are lots of easy ways to avoid meat but still be meaty.  Soy chorizo (surprisingly delicious) and fake chicken are easy options.  And, thankfully, there are no animals in carbs.   Or desserts.  That would be a deal breaker.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Give me ideas for what to make this month!  What is your favorite vegetarian dish?

Semi-Homemade Baby Yogurt

Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce

Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce