We grew up mostly vegetarian (mom married a carnivore for a few years but aside from that, all veg all the time) but even so, we're very careful to minimize soy in favour of whole grains, beans, cheese and eggs for protein. We recently started to incorporate small portions of organic pastured meat (I figured feeding my kids actual food was better than having to supplement iron, B12, taurine, methionine, etc etc etc
) but it's a small amount, we eat lots of plant sources of protein.
ETA ooh, best roast chicken dinner Evar! I bought some pre-chopped slaw (just cabbage and carrot) from the market and stirred it in with the onion, shallot, celery, carrot, parsnip, white and purple potato mix in the bottom of the dutch oven. A little salt, some thyme sprigs, the chicken (breast down) with a bit of oil poured over and some more salt. Oh man... the slaw disappeared into a delicious carmelized mash on the bottom of the pan SO GOOD!
I'm thinking this is going to be our regular Saturday night dinner. I have that day off and spend it with the kids at the market anyhow. Might as well. My first planned meal, woo hoo! Ok, or another roast but roast for sure on that night from now on. It'll make nice soup for the rest of the week, whatever it is.