Baked Cod Provencal

Gardner has been doing most of the posting recently, but I’m back – with a confession. Vegetarianism has NOT been easy for me – a lifelong meat eater. It would be easier if we were avoiding meat to save the environment or the animals or whatever, but technically, we aren’t – well, not really. We’re doing it to be healthier, and to learn more about cooking fish and other vegetarian dishes (but the added benefits to animals and the environment are good, too).  So the smell of meat (a Chick-Fil-A breakfast at work or the neighbors’ hamburger on the grill) has actually been some small form of torture for me. It’s May 12. Am I going to make it?

I was having one of these “Should we just quit? Can we really do this? I want a steak tonight…” moments when Gardner found this recipe and enthusiastically suggested we make it for dinner. (He’s being such a trooper and loving vegetarianism, by the way.) We found Cod fillets at Trader Joe’s for a great deal, and we had everything else on hand…so we made it, and I was actually really happy with the meal. This meal, which is easy enough for a weeknight, and tastes light and healthy, made me glad I didn’t quit this Meatless May business. It was really really good. Rededication to Meatless May? Check.

Recipe: Baked Cod Provencal

4 responses to “Baked Cod Provencal

  1. keep it up! By the end of the month, you’ll find that making a vegetarian meal will come as second nature to you, and you’ll be craving veggies more 🙂

  2. And P.S. As one who is not as strong-willed as you are when it comes to ChickFilA, the term flexitarian is wonderfully comforting. 🙂

  3. Whether or not you’re committed to going meatless for May to cut the number of planets on the National Geographic quiz, save small animals, show some solidarity with our favorite Maine homegirl, etc, the Bloomberg (yep, that Bloomberg) School of Public Health at Hopkins has a great website to get you through the month when ChickFilA wafts by your nose. They’re advocating a day a week, so basically by going meatless for May you’re 31/52 days on your way to completing their target for the year. And you’re saving the environment and your cholesterol. Paul McCartney would be proud.



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