Saturday, October 01, 2005

World Vegetarian Day

Today, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day (click the title bar), and I understand it's also "Eat Spinach Month". We've been veggie for some time. It was a gradual process, first eliminating this... then that. We are not vegan, we are lacto-ova veg and don't wear animals. I greatly admire veganism. It's a bit harder to do. You wouldn't believe how many things have dairy, egg, honey, or other non-plant ingredients. We tried it for about a week, and managed it, but gave in. [sigh] I have really cut down on dairy and eggs though, we drink soy drink instead of milk, and I don't eat eggs as a main or side dish anymore. Scrambled tofu actually tastes much better than nasty eggs after you get used to it. Getting used to different tastes is the ticket, and we've never really wanted to go back. We also still eat honey, even though it's bee spit. Think about THAT one. Yuck. but honey is good stuff.

We celebrated World Vegetarian Day by going to the re-opening of Boggy Creek Farm. The old-timey Celtic/Renaissance flavored band Mundi, who played on the back porch of the farmhouse. Bought some fresh organic veggies, and plan to spend the rest of day cocooned.

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