I just have a quick question for you everyone...I guess I'd just like to get your opinions on this:
So, I was in a treatment center for about two months and it was really pretty open to vegetarianism and offered a 'vegetarian' option at every meal. I thought that was awesome, since most places are not so accepting. Anyways, upon leaving, patients are allowed to choose a couple of their favorite recipes that they used there to take home. After I got mine and was looking at them, I saw that some of their 'vegetarian' entrees were not so vegetarian after all. In some of them, they used like chicken or beef stock/broth. This made me really angry, but in the same sense I knew that I couldn't have known any better and I WAS focusing on recovering from my eating disorder more than my diet for once. None the less, I have thought about it a couple times since I've gotten home and it still kind of irks me. I was wondering what you guys would say to me writing the dietician a non-accusatory, suggestive letter as a concerned vegetarian, asking if they would consider switching the broth to a vegetable one instead because by using the beef/chicken, the entree really isn't vegetarian at all anymore and they are deceiving many patients. And trust is important, especially when overcoming an eating disorder. It's hard though because I also sort of feel like that shouldn't be a concern of mine because the important thing is to recover from the eating disorder whatever it takes and that's what they are there for...not to cater to our dining wishes. But, if that's their response, then at least they shouldn't label such entrees as vegetarian. It's deceptive advertising. I guess I just want to know if you think I'd be taking this too far and if it really shouldn't be a concern of mine. I also worry with confronting them about this that they will be like, "well that is going a little bit to the extreme (because they were not so supportive of veganism, at least not while in the hospital, because of it's restrictive nature) and we have to be concerned with health before animal rights." Then, basically they would be denying that chicken stock prevents a dish from being vegetarian and view my information as extreme. I guess all they can do is say no and I'll know I tried, right? Well I'd appreciate any of your guys' input! Thanks and sorry this ended up being so long!