I remember talking about veganism once with a few “friends” in my freshman public relations class and how skeptical they were about the whole concept of a diet free of animal products. “But, what do they eat? Salad?” said one girl as the other (sorority bimbo) laughed in agreement. Needless to say I didn’t take that opportunity to explain the merits of a vegan diet to these two disrespectful critics. Honestly, comments like this are hard to hear. It’s amazing how omnivores think vegans only eat bits of twigs and bark when really the culinary delights of animal-free food is endless! All you have to do is look at the thousands of vegan food blogs on the interwebz for proof.
But, sometimes I like to take stereotypes and use them for my own purposes. When someone informs me that I can “just order a sald” at a restaurant it usually makes me want to throw very large objects in that person’s general direction. But my salads are a far cry from the pathetic ice-berg salads minus chicken they serve at Applebee’s.
I had some beautiful brussels sprouts just begging to be used so I figured sauteeing them with some garlic was the way to go. Add some sauteed zucchini and other various salad stuffs and you’ve got a quick and filling nutritious meal. So I say, let them eat salad! as long as the salad always looks like this…
And when in doubt, add Goddess dressing! That stuff is like vegan crack.