I’ve pretty much been a vegetarian for a year now (I think the anniversary of the last day I had meat was literally a few days ago!). It really wasn’t a difficult change for me as I didn’t eat very much meat anyway, and I was never a fan of cooking with it due to the whole raw thing. One major difference I’ve noticed is that I eat out WAY less than I used to and therefore end up cooking quite a bit more.
There are so many yummy non-meat things to eat that I rarely miss it. When I do, it’s usually chicken that I crave most. Despite how bad it is for you, I occasionally find myself with a crazy craving for Chick Fil-A. Ugh…SO good, yet so bad. It’s like everyday is Sunday.
Most of all, I miss my grandma’s chicken ‘n dumplings. I grew up with them, and no other versions have compared. Most dumplings are usually biscuits thrown on top of the soup, but my grandma’s are actually strips of dough cooked in the soup. The result is this dense, almost chewy texture that I love. Continue reading