“Soooooooo no meat, no oil, no nothing?”
“Yep. That’s right.”
“How do you cook without oil?”
“I water saute’.”
“So no dairy either?”
“So then what do you eat?”
“Do you eat…say… a veggie burger?”
“Not really but I have eaten them in the past.
Generally I don’t’ seek them out as they are not the sort of thing I like to eat.”
“So what does your dinner plate look like?”
“I rarely, if ever, eat a traditional ‘dinner’ – if I eat at all. More often than not I will have baby spinach with fresh veggies and humus. Or a vegan protein drink mixed with almond milk. Maybe a bowl of cereal or sometimes nothing at all as I don’t always eat when I arrive home after a long work day.
“You don’t eat? Why not????” [Contorted facial expression]
“Because when I arrive home, it’s usually 7:00 pm or 7:30 p.m. and by the time I feed the cats, sort through the mail, prep my outfit for the next day, clean up after the cats, it is usually 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. and that is too late for me to eat, especially if I want to be in bed by 9:30 at the latest.”
“Huh. Well I just can’t wrap my brain around a vegan diet.”
“Watch undercover videos of animals being slaughtered — if that doesn’t turn you vegan, nothing will.
This is the conversation I had today with a co-worker while I was in the office kitchen heating up my lunch consisted of Rice & Rye paired with Potato, Cauliflower & Garbanzo Bean Curry.
IMHO, if you have to ask me what I eat, once you have removed: all animal flesh, ovaries and pus fluids, then you clearly do not have a clue about food.
“So you’re gonna eat that cow meat?”
“Even after how they treat cows prior to slaughter?”
“Do you use some sort of complex filtration to remove the feces from it, or do you just try real hard not to think about it?”
“Huh. Well I just can’t wrap my brain around eating the flesh of a sickly animal that has shit in it.”
Blue, I wished I had thought of that.
BTW Boston is on lock-down so I’m working from home today.