I was meeting up with my brother last night to finally see his new apartment (he just moved out of my parents house...go bro). And he was with some co-workers at a bistro called The Cheese Course. I am sure you can guess what they serve...in every menu item...in huge quantities....yeap thats right cheese. So knowing this, I ate before hand and met up for a glass of wine.
They all ordered cheese centered salads, yeap even the salads couldn't escape. And 2 cheese plate appetizers. So I sat there chatting and no one really commenting on my lack of eating. So of course my brother had to announce to the table...Nik doesn't eat this. She doesn't eat cheese. Which of course led to panic'd looks on their faces from trying to imagine not eating cheese. I just smiled. The convo went as followed:
Nurse 1 - You don't eat cheese? Are you a vegan?
Me - Yes. (I am transitioning into veganism, I'm not perfect yet, but I'm doing pretty damn good. Easier to just say yes.)
Nurse 2 - OMG how hard....thank god you can at least eat fish.
Me - Nope...no fish.
Nurse 2 - WHY?
Me - Fish are animals. I don't eat animals.
Nurse 1, 2 and 3 - What the hell do you eat?!?
Me - Green, grains, fruits, other veggies, soy...all sorts of delicious stuff!
Nurse - Nope, I could never do that (puts pus filled/cruel-ly created cheese in her mouth and smiles). You must be starving.
Me - Nope, I had this awesome pumpkin pasta before I came over with whole wheat pasta and nutmeg and cinnamin. A little sage and hot sauce
Nurse - Wow that sounds really good. Can you send me the recipe?
And vegan pumpkin pasta bridges the gap to prove that we don't all eat twigs and cry and wish we could eat cheese...or fish.
Happy Saturday everyone!