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“What’s a flexitarian?” “How can you be a semi-vegetarian?” “You’re either vegetarian or you’re not.”

semi-vegetarian, flexitarian blog

When I tell people I have a flexitarian blog,  their first question is usually “What’s a flexitarian?”.

Their next question is “How can you only be a vegetarian some of the time?”  Sometimes I’m asked “Isn’t it cheating in a way? I mean, really you’re either a vegetarian or you’re not“.

This is what I tell them. Read more

Introducing Yummly

Yummly Not Quite Vegetarian

Have you heard of Yummly?

If not, and you’re a home cook or have a recipe website, I suggest you read this post, then go check  it out.

Yummly is a recipe website with over 1 million recipes.  I’ve been publishing on it for some months now and am very happy with it, both as a blogger and as a home cook.

Yummly  has a powerful recipe search function, a personal digital recipe box  for each member and individual recipe recommendations based on your personal dietary and food preferences.     Read more

Enough with the labels and rules already.   All I did was cut down on meat.

semi-vegetarian, flexitarian blogSo now they say I’m not flexitarian.

I have one or two meatless meals most days, because I’m cutting down my consumption of red and white meat.  And I generally have a couple of meatless days a week.

So when people ask me what my way of eating is called, I say I’m a flexitarian.

Why?

Because my diet meets the guidelines for flexitarianism in the original flexitarian diet book The Flexitarian Diet (more below).

Not that I need to label it, but giving  my diet a name helps to spread the word about reducing meat consumption and it’s a good reference point for people to find out more.

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