Monday, October 22, 2007

Veggie Tales

The big excitement at Chez Casa de Brewgal is that on Thursday last, Little Brewer #1 announced she was a vegetarian.

This may have something to do with LB#1 learning that we kill the animals we eat, not just after they die of natural causes. Or it could be because her BFF has also decided to become a vegetarian and being a vegetarian is so much more fun when your BFF is doing it too.

My reaction to this was, great! I'll dig out my old copy of The Enchanted Broccoli forest and we can explore 1,001 nights of beans and tofu.

I'm not bashing vegetarianism. In college Brewgal took her meals in a co-op in which meat was only served 2x week. I probably could have made the switch to full veggie had it not been for the monthly sermons on the evils of meat eating. Sermons just piss me off. In this case they made me think about all the reasons I chose to eat meat, why I like it so much and as a result, made me want to eat meat. Way to go, veggie-boy. Nothing like a little reverse psychology to start your meal. Rawr.

Anyway, we're into Day 3 of LB#1's vegetarianism and I am beginning to get the sense that her brand of vegetarianism consists of cheese, crackers, corn pops and candy. Candytarianism. If you're going to be a vegetarian you have to actually *eat* the veggies, honey.

Next up: Adzuki beans and rice with garlic and leeks.

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