I didn't think it could possibly get any stronger, but it has.
Mark Bittman has a new book called Food Matters in which he discusses why a mostly plant diet is best for us and for the planet. The plan that he personally follows is something he calls "Vegan 'Til Six"--very simply he eats grains, veggies, and fruit for breakfast and lunch, and then whatever he wants for dinner. He describes it further in the book, as well as in this podcast and the TED Talk found here. (If you haven't seen/heard the TED Talks, you should definitely go take a peek. Be forewarned that you might get stuck there for a while!)
Mary Beth, of the wonderful blog Salt and Chocolate, is going to follow "Vegan 'Til Six" for Lent. I don't generally observe Lent, but I'm going to join her anyway, for Lent and perhaps for the rest of my life. Who can say? The only thing that I will do differently is that I might eat vegan for dinner and whatever I want for lunch, because I'm generally hungrier at lunchtime. I also don't have Bittman's "problem" of people wanting to take him out to dinner, or inviting him to lavish dinner parties. Sigh.
Mary Beth is giving away a copy of the book, so go visit her and leave a post by Friday!
**I just realized that this was my 301st post! Check back over the next few days for a KSC Mystery Giveaway Package announcement...