My Attempt at Meatless Monday

While I probably won’t ever be a full-on vegetarian (and bid farewell to bacon and Korean fried chicken? Never), I’m trying to cut down on my meat intake. There are various reasons for this, such as health, the environment, my wallet, and so forth.

In any case, there’s no reason why meatless should translate to boring. I present the evidence a.k.a. tonight’s dinner:

20151214 Habitu Salad

Habitu Salad – a symphony of mixed greens, button mushrooms, black olives, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, avocado, feta cheese, and toasted pine nuts.

It’s got some of my favourite things on a plate, so I’m loving it. On a side note, I haven’t had McDonald’s for two months and I’m hoping for it to keep it that way for as long as possible.

20151214 Cappuccino Brulee

Cappuccino Brulee – coffee with a thin layer of caramelised sugar. I was hoping for a more solid crust, but that’s probably impossible since the underneath is all liquid. Nonetheless, it was rather interesting.

As of this year, my coffee consumption has increased at least ten times. Don’t be alarmed just yet – I used to drink two cups a year. Since the Melbourne trip in July, I’ve grown to appreciate it. I’ve also been snacking a lot less, maybe because the milk and sugar is keeping me full!

A little voice at the back of my head is warning me about the side effects of caffeine, but one or two cups a week is probably fine. Around this time of year, I’m thinking about resolutions, and I can’t say enough the importance of health.

Who knows how long these new resolutions will last? There will be occasional indulgences, and come Easter I might just fall into another chocolate coma, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. In life (and in food), we’ve got to take it one day at a time.

Still… What shall I have next Monday?


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