Well my "Italian Renaissance" marks my phase of change as well, specifically my eating habits. Part of the change in my eating habits I contribute to the book Skinny Bitch. This book shed some light on the processes involved in the big business of FOOD glorious FOOD! But, with everything I read I take it with a grain of salt. Skinny Bitch encourages a vegan lifestyle, and I have no plans in the near future to become a vegetarian or vegan for that matter. Why you ask? For starters, me and soy milk ain't gonna happen, and I loves me some seafood. I did however start obtaining eggs from a real farm and I purchase vegan cheese from time to time.
Another change attributed to reading Skinny Bitch...I started exercising my option to eat a variety of vegetarian meat products.
Pictured below, Morning Star's Italian Sausage on a Whole Wheat bun with sauteed onions.
On a separate occasion I cooked these Italian Turkey Meatballs you see here. On this particular day of this particular week, I challenged myself to use food found on hand, rather than run to the grocery store. Pictured: Turkey meatballs, corn on the cob (or as I like to call it kern-on-the-kurb), and cucumbers.