Monday, October 23, 2006
Iris and I accept a challenge
Iris obtained a postcard advertising World GO VEGAN Days, October 27-29, 2006, featuring hunky vegan spokesmodel Kenneth G. Williams. (Yes, I am not the alpha vegetarian in this family; Iris is always happy to inform anyone of how she saw her mother eat a fish before and a fish is not a vegetable; she used to call me MommyLovesMoogieFisheater back when her self-anointed nickname was "Moogie"). After some brief discussion, we agreed to take a Vegan Challenge and eat vegan for the three days of World GO VEGAN Days.
It turns out that Iris had previously asked Anton about vegans and what they eat. "And Anton said the only things they can eat besides vegetables is salt and water."
"That's crazy! For example, pasta is vegan if you don't put cheese on it. You can eat all kinds of pasta. And grains. And breads."
"Well, Anton said the only things he could think of were salt and water."
"If you have a question about food, don't ask your father. That's stupid."
So we'll see how we do. The biggest sacrifice for Iris will be chocolate milk (but I'll get her some Soy Dream or something like that); for me, it will be Parmesan cheese.
Coincidentally, Lola has just figured out that there is such a thing as a vegetarian and that we are that thing. She has taken to musing, "I think this is good for vegetarians" about a wide variety of things, ending in this morning's showing of a sheet of stickers. "I think these are good for vegetarians," she said somewhat doubtfully.