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im not craving cheese, just a vegan resturant

Still vegan (if you care) and im doing pretty well if i do say so myself. It’s been well over two weeks without the butter and the cheese and the eggs and the sour cream and the mayo…. mmmm mayo.

(shakes back to reality).

and im really NOT craving things as much as i thought i might. I’m doing just fine — as long as i eat at home. seeing as how im a loser and i eat at home alone almost every night, this usually isn’t a problem.

but this past weekend my family came to visit. and we really wanted to eat out, becuase it’s kind of an event to eat out together. BUT there’s NO freaking place for a vegan to eat in Oshkosh. so we had mexican food. twice. and when we ordered pizza i ate homemade spaghetti with vegan meatballs while everyone else scarfed down greasy mozzarella. (mmm. mozzarella).

and it was all just kind of sad. and don’t get me wrong, my family DID try to be accommodating. it was just that EVERY restaurant in town uses butter on umm, everything. so that leaves me SOL.

im thinking of starting an organic/ vegan restaurant. anyone out there interested? i kind of have bad credit, so if you’ve got the ability to get financing give me a call! it would be super fun and i could blog about.

and then i wouldn’t have to eat at home. all. the time. for. every. meal.

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10 ingredients or less please

So trips to the grocery store are taking longer as a vegan.

I usually clog up the aisles saying “sorry. opps. sorry. sorry, i just want to look at THIS box right… here….. sorry. ok. thanks.”

and then i do three basic scans of the ingredients. first looking for milk, or eggs or butter. then a second scan where i read. each. ingredient. alone. and figure out what it means. and if the item gets past those tests, i read it all one. more. time. just to make sure. and then, about nine times out of ten i have to put the item back on the shelf.  

and then the clerk asks if there’s any thing he can help me find.

‘do you guys carry soy ice cream?’

‘no, that’s really more of a specialty item. we have soy milk though.’

(note to clerks, that’s NOT the same thing. if you asked for strawberry ice cream and the clerk told you the store didn’t have it but the next aisle over there was some milk, would you be all OH! ok. great! thanks!) 

‘oh, ok thanks,’ i tell the clerk.  

and then i cry a little on the inside. just a little.

bein vegan is hard.

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who’s vegan?

I drove to my mom’s house tonight. and i got here and dropped my stuff off at the door said HI!. and then — for the next FOUR hours, i forgot that i was a vegan. because to my mom and my little sister and my bff I’m not “a vegan.” they just think of me as “crystal.” their daughter, their sister or their bff. a WHOLE person.

and YES there’s a PART of me that’s vegan (at least for the last five days). but there’s SO MANY other parts. like the part of me that’s a journalist. and the part of me that wears pajama pants to the grocery store and the part of me that loves Johnny Depp and the part of me that supports (candidate x). and the part of me that hates snow.

and it was nice. because even though i was hungry (because im vegan), i wasn’t spending EVERY SECOND fantasizing about cheese. i was just talking with my mom and my sister and bff about life. my WHOLE life.  

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