A funny thing happened on the way to growing old, I mean growing up. For several reasons I’ve found myself eating less meat. Part of the reason is simply that most meat for sale kind of sucks. Like so much supermarket fodder, it looks great and tastes like as little as possible. I’ve been able to source some meat direct from local farms, so the meat I do eat is better than ever, but I still eat less.
I don’t miss meat, in fact I feel better eating less of it, and when I do get a hankering for some I know where to get what I want. The truth is that you can go meat free in so many ways, you’ll barely even notice that some of your favorite dishes have turned into vegetarian masterpieces. Of course it’s easy to cook vegetarian meals in the summer, what with the bounty of fresh produce everywhere, but as our trips to the farmstand diminish it may take a bit more thought to create delicious wine friendly vegetarian meals. That is not going to stop me, so in light of the arrival of Fall let’s take a look at five great vegetarian option for a hearty dinner and the wines to pair with them.