Lunch: Oh boy, going to a catered lunch meeting is the worst when you're trying to eat vegan because you have no idea what's in anything! My options were potato soup (which is usually loaded with cream... but I wasn't sure so I skipped it), turkey wrap with cheese (obviously a no), and a veggie wrap with some type of clear dressing (winning?!) A couple bites into my veggie wrap (which was delicious by the way), I realized there was FETA CHEESE in it!! So, I had to start digging out each of the cheese bites (luckily they were in big chunks) and putting them on my plate. My colleagues probably thought I was crazy but... whatevs. I also had a bag of Lay's Potato Chips. Yum!
The alfredo sauce had soy milk (sounds OK), garlic (duh), dijon (ok that's a bit strange but OK), cashews (hmmm), tahini (say WHAT?!)... etc. Yeah, there is no way that can taste good and guess what... it didn't. Shocker. Or as my husband said last night, "it ain't good... that's for sure". I ran into a similar problem once making a shrimp dish with a bunch of weird ingredients, but the picture looked good. PEOPLE, TAKE MY ADVICE, IF THE INGREDIENT LIST SOUND WEIRD, MOVE AWAY FROM THE RECIPE. TAKE TWO STEPS BACKWARDS AND DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT 100 DOLLARS.
- If a recipe looks bad, but a picture looks good, it's probably still bad
- Assume everything has cheese in it and bring your own food... even if the food you would have received is free.
- Eating Vegan when you're not making everything yourself is HARD.
I will say that my husband went for lunch yesterday at Chipotle and had an awesome burrito with beans, rice, fajita vegetables, lettuce, salsa and guacamole. He just had to research it before he went... said it was delicious. #jealous #mighthavetogotheretoday!
Happy vegan eating. Day 6 - I own you... here I come!