Lately I've been making a concerted effort to buy my food locally and to buy grass fed meats vs. grain fed meats. I've been lucky enough to find a local farmer who takes great care to raise cattle, chicken, and pig on a diet of grass (or salad bar beef as he calls it). The prices are very reasonable, however, it does look like I'm going to have to decrease the amount of meat I consume in order to make it work in my budget. I'm OK with that though because I keep reading that Americans tend to eat a lot of meat and not enough vegetables, grains, or fruits. Maybe this will help me to have a more balanced diet.
Now, I'm not going vegetarian but I am looking for good vegetarian recipes. Not necessarily just meat-free recipes but some good whole, fresh, tasty, vegetarian recipes. I've spent a bit of time on line looking and have yet to find a good resource. If any of you have a favorite recipe, I'd love to try it. But if any of you have a favorite cookbook or website, I'd be very excited if you'd share that with me too.