I'm feeling really great this time around. I am only on the third day, but I don't know, I just feel much better about everything this time. I'm having fun experimenting with different spices, and also fresh herbs to keep things interesting. I like bright strong flavors, so tossing the hot fries with chopped basil, cilantro and scallion gives them a bright flavor that makes my mouth very happy.
When I was in Ballard the other day, I got stopped by someone trying to sell gym memberships at some new place that promises to be the next best thing. I explained to him that I work out at home, and that gyms are like my idea of hell, but he decided to waste his time by trying to convince me anyway. He showed me pictures of what the new facility was going to look like, and I swear to gourd there were contraptions that you hang upside down and do stuff. Yikes. Every word that came out of his mouth terrified me more and more. I'm terrible at being firm and saying no, and getting people to shut up. At some point I mentioned that I have a vegan food blog, and he said he used to have a paleo blog. I kind of politely laughed and said that paleo is kind of the opposite of how I eat, and hoped it was done. No, he had to continue and say that he's trying to buy grass fed and all of that stuff, and it just made me feel awkward. I don't want to be a confrontational person, and to be honest with all of the apathy out there I recognize that grass fed is at least trying to be better, but damn it man, no living being wants to die to be eaten. As a vegan, I want to spread the message, and I so desperately want to shake the hell out of every person until they understand, but I know I can't do that. And I don't think attacking people is an effective way to encourage change, but it's just so frustrating. Sometimes I regret telling people I'm vegan, because it can make people feel like they have to defend their choices, and I just don't feel genuine. I don't want to confront, but just kind of smiling it off feels wrong as well. I mean, the way I feel is grass fed is better than nothing, but it still isn't good enough. How do you handle the strange things meat eaters say to make themselves feel better?
Okay, rant over, feel better, now back to our regular old spudly programming!
For dinner, I tried to get as exotic as I could with potatoes.
I never in my life knew potato flour existed. Funny the things you learn when you eat only potatoes! When I first heard about it, I thought it would be very hard to find, but lucky me I found a store that has it, so expect some exciting things to come! I will be picking some up in the next couple of days, I can't wait!