Last Tuesday, February 17th, I was eating a chicken parm sandwich that I brought to PURCHASE!!!'s Terra Ve when I started to think about the animal that I was eating and the sort of face it would have made as it was being killed and it made me feel really terra-ble. I've always considered being a vegetarian but I never decided to take that initial leap. None of my friends thought I could go without meat and we started placing bets as to how long I could last. Cam put down $5 that I wouldn't make it a week (Feb. 25th), Carla says $2 and I wont make it 3 weeks (March 11th), Maddie is cheap and will lose a dollar when I make it a month (March 17th) and Matt has the most faith in me with $2 on a month and a day (March 18th). Now, its not as if I'm a carnivore or anything so I have a pretty good outlook on making this 10 bucks.
The catch is that sometimes I eat alone and no one trusts my expansive will power, so I have to document what I eat on my phone and send the photos to Maddie after every meal, which so far has been more annoying that the meat restriction. I figured I'd have some fun with it and let everyone in on some highlights.
1. A simple veggie wrap from the Hub. Double pepper-jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, peppers and some oil and vinegar, cheddar Sun Chips and a pickle. On the way out I grabbed a large mint tea. Pretty good but if you move at all you have to eat again every 2 hours.
Overall Rating: B+
2. I made another rule for myself that at least one meal a day had to be a salad, because really how authentic would it be to eat pizza and cereal for a month? I got a small salad from the Terra Ve salad bar, with the usual; lettuce, cucumbers, chic peas, cheese, carrots, some sort of cream dressing and what I assumed were lima beans. Top it off with some yogurt that I'm pretty sure was spoiled and a big cup of water and you have my standard Terra Ve meal.
Overall Rating: B-
3. At the show Saturday night Matt and I left briefly in search for food and came across a nice homey KFC. Turns out KFC has a lot of meat products on the menu, so anyone not interested is left with sides; biscuits, baked beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, or mac and cheese. What oversized side is complete without a medium coke?
Overall Rating: C+
It's really easy to forget to take a picture of your dinner before you eat it, but I'll try to keep up and keep you updated.
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