Over the past year, I have flirted with the idea of vegan/vegetarian/organic eating. But because my hubby isn't on the same page... my idea of clean eating in our house never lasts more than one month at a time. But after sharing my interests and research with my husband we have decided on a compromise. So I'm combining the basics of a vegetarian organic diet with "clean meats". Because lets face it, its not easy being a vegan and not realistic for our lifestyles. If I am so against animal cruelty, then why are we supporting it at the grocery store? I have read (and love) Alicia Silverstone's book, The Kind Diet, along with Eating Animals, and recently watched Food Inc. I am also intrigued by this new Eco-Atkins diet and I am still searching for a book. My new diet plan will consist of certified organic, hormone and antibiotic free, free range chicken and eggs. The documentary helped me understand the difference between corn fed and grass fed beef. Corn fed cows are at an increased risk for developing E. Coli. Grass fed cows have a signifcantly lower chance of carrying E. Coli. So yes, I am willing to spend the extra $$$ on organic, grass fed beef. As far as veggies and fruits go, buy organic, locally grown, and only seasonal. The Kind Diet revealed the downside of dairy, so I have since switched to almond or other nut milks. Still looking for healthy alternatives for cheese (not processed vegan cheeses). We are motivated to make a change for our health and environment, so hopefully we are moving in the right direction. Please feel free to share more ideas of healthier eating, or your favorite healthy recipe!!