Wicked/Lovely

Since Tuesday I’ve been a supposed vegan, until the end of January. I first watched some video about Veganism mid-December and since then was itching to get back to the apartment to do the whole vegan thing. And Rony, my vegetarian roommate decided to go along and do it with me. Alright so we got back to school and did all this shopping at Albertson’s and Trader Joe’s… and then I realized just how much of my food I was going to have to give up. It didn’t really strike me that fruit snacks have gelatin, or that all my favorite cereals have honey (Honey Comb, Honey Smacks, and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds). I mean, up until Tuesday I had always proclaimed my dislike for honey… and in fact I don’t put honey in my tea or add it on to any foods. And then… bagels, my other favorite food, of course uses cream cheese. That’s made from milk. And so is butter. Slowly, but surely all my food options were running out! I panicked. Okay, I’m not saying my life revolves around food or anything, but let’s be real, I need that to liiiiive.

Luckily, I ran out of Honey Comb so that was out of the question anyway, and my Honey Smacks was stale. I bought a lot of fruit, and rekindled my passion for oatmeal. Ooh yumm, I can even have oatmeal without any brown sugar. I just love oatmeal. But anyway, okay… I found other options including hummus and pita for dinner. Wheat bread is okay, too. Bread is alright so long as it’s not made with eggs. There were options and I wasn’t dying. I even cooked rice and beans for dinner one night (wow that’s really brown hahaha).

But now, I’ve come home and there was (surprisingly) a box of Honey Comb here. Okay there’s never any food here (well there is now because we hired a cook, but anyway!) and my fave cereal suddenly appears. So I CAVED and had some Honey Comb for breakfast. And again, surprisingly, there was Silk Vanilla soymilk in fridge. So I mean part vegan, part vegetarian? There was also a lot of beef and rice left over from yesterday that the cook made, but I’m not touching that. And then (since the cook is not here on Fridays [blast!]) my mom decides to order pizza. She, but a few minutes prior, YELLED at me for even being vegetarian (she’s a carnivore) so I couldn’t bring myself to tell her I can’t even have cheese. So I caved in again and had pizza for lunch.

interior.jpgAnd now I just got an email from my Aunt Elvia about the plans to go see Wicked tomorrow. We’re having dinner at The Water Grill. They have nothing but seafood there. Trust me, I know because I’ve been there before. 1) I’m not eating meat at all until the end of January (even if I cheat with dairy, eggs, or honey sometimes) 2) I hate seafood. It’s looking like one big hassle, but my family has this tendency of getting upset real quick like so I’m not going to bring it up and just order a salad… ugh. I hate seafood, but my mother looooves it and I have a feeling that’s why we’re going there. My mother is the oldest and my Aunt Elvia, the one inviting us, is the second oldest so she’s always thinking about my mother (who is a big complainer if there is no meat or seafood). AGHHHH.

Anyway, I got my bags from Lulus.com heyyyy! They are totez cute~ I’ll take some pics and post them, if I remember… I always seem to forget to post photos for my blog. FAIL. -_-; The stuff from Asos.com BARELY shipped! They take a really long time to process orders, apparently. Maybe that’s from the amount of orders they get since they seem to be really popular?

Anyway, lesson learned: Food I love and miss will still be there at the end of January. There is no need to panic. *sigh*

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4 Comments

  1. Damn I wish I have a cook to make me food! I’m so hungry right now but I can’t decide what to do for dinner since I barely have anything except a bunch of rice. I can probably do Vegetarian for a while, but I’m not too sure about Vegan. Maybe if there’s a five star Vegan chef making me food all the time. =]

    Now that I think about it, there’s a lot of Vietnamese food that are vegetarian and even vegan safe. (Some of them, you might have to ask them to replace the meat with tofu.) I had a friend in high school that decided to become Vegan without really knowing about her food options. She was basically eating salad for a week and becoming malnourished until I introduced her to some Vietnamese food that a lot of the monks eat.

    Well, best of luck to you!

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  2. Hope you enjoy the Wicked musical! I love musicals but I want to see the classics like Phantom of the Opera and Westside Story.
    Haha~ once I tried to reduce my meat intake so instead of ordering my usual chicken and sundried tomato sandwich/focaccia I ordered the Vegan one and to my shock horror it was NASTY! Like I didn’t mind the veggies, but no mayo nor magarine???!!! So dry!! D: Good luck on your “almost Vegan month!” Even though I wouldn’t be able to do it, I hear that you’ll feel really good at the end of it 🙂
    I’m the opposite of you; I really love my seafood!

  3. As a vegan myself, I feel like I should speak out in defense of our lifestyle. You’ve really got to live it before judging it based on all the things you can’t have. Once you do your research and get to grips with the substitutes and alternatives to vegetarian and even non-vegetarian choices, you’ll be surprised how diverse your diet is. There are vegan spreads, vegan “cheese” and even vegan “meat”. As for the things you can’t see yourself giving up, you’ve just gotta remind yourself WHY you’re doing this and try not to think too much with your stomach. A huuuuge piece of advice I can leave you with is learn to cook and learn to love fruit, vegetables and legumes, because your diet will have to consist mainly of these things to stay healthy (no living off bread and baked beans :P)

    I wish you the best of luck if you do decide to go vegan, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😀

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