What's for dinner - literally? Let's share! Us oldbie vegans will get new inspiration and the newbies will gather ideas. Yesterday I had someone lecture me on how they couldn't possibly ever be vegetarian or vegan because it's so difficult to prepare a meal. Seriously, this was in my professional life, not personal, and I'm not use to being lectured in that venue. They do know I'm vegan, and they do know I raised a meat free family. I tried to explain how it really wasn't that much different of a process for a vegetarian than a carnivore; our proteins are just different. Instead of a piece of chicken or a slab of steak, I would have tofu or tempeh. Being vegan is something I don't even think about. I am surrounded by a strong community of like minded folks, and I sometimes get blown away - first, by people's insensitivity, and second, their view of vegetarianism in general. I like to think that even though I am adamantly against eating animals, I teach our way with respect and sensitivity. I'm in an unusual position. I'm a personal trainer and a nutritionist. It does help that I'm someone people come to to learn to eat well. But sometimes I just have to take the rose colored glasses off and muster up a little backbone and say -hey! So in the spirit of wonderful vegetarian food, let's share! What's for dinner?!?!?
Corn on the cob
Red and White Onions
Japanese Sweet Potato Fries
Grilled Pears for Dessert
I've got a little dish hanging out with olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper and garlic to brush on the veggies other than zucchini, and melted vegan butter for the pears.
Tag - you're next!
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