This is both a rant and a plea for a little advice.
I have been lacto-ovo for a little over a year now, but I'm still eating a lot of fake meat. Mostly for lunch, and not all the time, but
probably more then I need to.
I like to make something quick and easy for lunch and I don't want to stand there cooking, so I'll either have a sandwhich, a veggie burger (or something else fake-meat related) or, if they're available and look appetizing enough, leftovers. (Not a huge fan of those. Food is just better when it's right from the oven and fresh.)
The other day a family member was telling me about someone they knew who was a "real" vegetairian, going onto saying something about how this person made vegan protien drinks and how eating too much soy was bad for your hormones.
(I already knew that). They said they were just kidding about the real vegetarian comment and I knew that, but it still
irked me a little because I get comments like that a lot around here. They don't necessarily hurt my feelings, but they get
annoying, and this is from family. (They said it's to get me to be more assertive and it's not meant to be mean, but it's not helping.They just think it's funny that the vegetarian eats a lot of fake meat.)
I keep saying I need to cook more, but I never get around to it, I'm kind of lazy.
Cooking is hard work and though I'm good at it, I don't really have fun cooking. (I like to bake though, so that's kinda ironic.) You'd think it would be easier since I'm just cooking for myself (the rest of my family is omni), but it's not.
I try and "sneak" vegetables into foods I already eat, eventhough it sounds weird. I'll put some into a cheese sandwhich or
in pasta, stuff like that. This is for lunch only, usually my family cooks some sort of vegetable with dinner.
So, that's it. Not sure what anyone can do to help. I'm not very picky, but I don't like green beans, brocolli
or brussel sprouts unless they're covered in something. Not many veggies that I don't like outside of those, I think, but I detest any raw veggies (carrots especially. Love them cooked but hate them raw. Too hard to chew and swallow. To me it's like
gum, it grows in my mouth.)
Edit: I do like salad though and cole-slaw! Those are exceptions. When I said raw I was thinking of the kind of raw
veggies you find on a vegetable platter, but it's hard to think of myself eating raw vegetables that aren't in a salad.
I do like to try new foods, too.