Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Cashew Alfredo, Musings and Cats.
I have served cashew Alfredo to several non vegans and it has always gotten huge thumbs up. It has that rich fattiness that some non vegans think they will miss out on.
As I've mentioned I was on a comedy bender last week and needed all the laughs. I tried out a show that I had never heard of called About a Boy. After a quick Google search I learned that yes, this is based on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby. I loved the book, never saw the movie, and decided to give the show a chance. It is not even half as good as the book, and it definitely didn't grab me. But one thing really irritated me. The mother of the boy is a vegan. So of course she is flighty, and super anal about their diet. Shows need to do their research because she has a list of forbidden foods, and gluten is on the list. This is mentioned several times. So, flash to another scene, and the're having a family meal of seitan ribs, which of course is also the typical jokes, and it's just pure laziness. Going for the same vegan jokes that have been floating around for forever. And they don't even fact check to see what seitan is. Obviously seitan would be on the no list for someone avoiding gluten. I have a sense of humor and can laugh at vegan jokes, but come on! I just would love to see Hollywood produce something where a vegan character eats food freely, with the only restriction being animal products. And not all vegans are super neurotic about every little thing. Le sigh. I watched two episodes and decided rereading the book made more sense.
Wish me luck today, I'm braving the rain and doing a proper grocery shop, which means spending more than five minutes in the store.
I meditated today for the first time in over a week, and as always I was reminded of how grateful I am to be back in Seattle, and I am so grateful for these dorks in my life.