I’m a big believer in dramatic endings so I stuck with the no meat diet throughout today in anticipation for the meat at a Super Bowl party.
For brunch I had a piece of challah french toast from La Chaim, the kosher station! Brendan Z. reminded me on the Fooducated.com Facebook page that “it’s not just for Jews” so I made sure to check it out this morning and it was a great suggestion.
The bread must not have sat in the egg for long because the middle of the thick piece of bread was completely dry. However, the crispy crust on the fluffy challah was delectable and much yummier than the non-kosher fried French Toast Sticks. They are certainly less terrible for your arteries.
In fact, this whole diet seems to have helped my arteries. After six and a half days of basically being a Vegetarian, I feel great. I have more energy than ever before. I’m healthier and leaner and morally less troubled. I decided to convert into a full time vegetarian when I bit into the chicken wing and thought, “bleh! Dead animal is just gross.”
Nah, TOTALLY KIDDING. Look at how much I enjoyed it:
I’m going to have to go back to eating meat. I just love all kinds of food too much to not experience so many different dishes.
These Buffalo Wings, from the Grizzly Grill, were perfectly crispy and delicious. This should go without saying since Fooducated discovered a few days ago that the campus Buffalo sauce is basically spectacular on everything except Froyo. I’m pretty sure I would’ve enjoyed the wings just as much even if they weren’t the first bites of chicken that I’ve had in a little less than a week. They are absolutely worth picking up for a party.
However, I have decided, after this challenge, that I’m going to make sure I eat meat a maximum of once a day. I’m doing this for three reasons: (1) I think there’s something kinda gnarly about eating sausage for breakfast, ham for lunch, and chicken for dinner, (2) it forces me to really think about what I’m eating and that can’t be a bad thing, and (3) it’ll push me to try more of the vegetarian options on campus. And there are a lot of those.
Being a vegetarian on WashU’s campus was really not difficult and I think it would’ve been incredibly easy if, like most vegetarians, I was morally opposed to eating animals. Because I’m not (for purely selfish reasons), all of the meat options intrigued me and I’m assuming the temptation isn’t nearly as strong for those who are.
It’s easy because Bon Appetit offers a huge variety of good vegetarian dishes. I’m pretty sure every station on campus has at least one vegetarian option, which I think is incredible. And there’s a rotation of different dishes so that it’s difficult to get bored. For anyone who doesn’t have a vegetarian family, it probably makes staying a vegetarian on campus even easier than it is to stay one at home.
*At first I titled this “Breaking the Veggie Fest,” hoping most people missed the footnote on the last post. But then I looked at it and felt super dishonest so I added the “(And Some Fish).” However, the vast majority of the time I ate nothing that had anything to do with any type of animal so I think I’m still qualified to talk about what it’s like to be a vegetarian on campus.