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Another spring and another Lent is upon us already!

In the past I’ve given up jeans, non-cash forms of payment, television,  and pants.

This year I’m doing something a bit more traditional and giving up meat (with the usual fish on Fridays exeception, because Mr. Cleaver really likes seafood).

Yep – I’m going vegetarian!

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Crocheted Dinosaurs by PlanetJune on Flickr!

It’s a veggiesaurus Lex, veggiesaurus! -Jurassic Park

I tend to pick my Lent challenges months in advance and my decision to go veggie is part of the reason I declared 2012 a Year in Food/conscious eating.(The other is that I have high hopes for an edible garden this year).

One of my greatest conscious eating successes so far this year has been the daily addition of fruit, but veggies, particularly those outside the “intro veggie” range (peas, broccoli, lettuce, etc.), are harder for me, so what better way to to expand and explore than to go vegetarian.

All-in I’m pretty excited about the whole thing. (In any case, it’ll be warmer than giving up pants).

I’ve started a folder (and a Pinterest Board) of some recipes I’m going to try, but if you have some favorite recipe links or  vegetarian cooking blogs to share, I’d love to check them out. So fill up the comments with suggestions!

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