Sunday, November 14, 2004

Meat is Murder (but it's so goddamned tasty!)

Quick update:

My ten-day stint as a vegetarian (aside from a small poutine cheat on Friday night) has officially ended, owing to the succulent siren song of Coco Rico.

And until they make soy products that taste like delicious slow-roasted Portugeuse-style chicken, that's just the way it's going to have to be.

(Now playing: "Fading Vibes", Les Savy Fav)

(P.S. I'm totally interviewing The Stills this week! Awesome.)

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are very yummy "tastes just like chicken!" (or other meats, or seafood, or fish) soy and gluten based products. Any good Buddhist Chinese restaurant will offer them on the menu. And you can also buy them at good Asian supermarkets (such as T&T Supermarket, which I believe recently opened a Toronto-area location or two). You can buy them plain or marinated (for that extra meat-y taste - sweat and sour "p0rk" marinated in sauce, complete with pineapple chunks). Come to Vancouver with me, and I'll show you an awesome vegan time. (Also: you ain't tried nothin' 'til you've tried my vegan "French toast" and/or "eggs benny".)

~Benjamin

11:32 PM  
Blogger Optimus said...

benjamin,

i'll believe that soy makes a pretty passable meat substitute, at least in terms of texture.

but i do firmly believe that a vegan 'eggs benedict' is an aberration unto God. if you have chosen to be vegan, it is our opinion that you have forsaken the right to enjoy a proper poached eggs-hollandaise sauce combo.

then again, we can't really judge anyone. our favourite eggs benny is a little unusual: eggs first poached, then fried, and served over an english muffin with really sharp/old cheddar, with no ham.

1:48 AM  
Blogger Sofi said...

I'd just like to point out that BOTH of these comments are about twice as long as my original post.

Anyone have any vegan recipes to share? Join the party!

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I think that vegan "meat" kind of defeats the purpose of tofu (it is not a tasty fake meat, it is a tasty dish unto itself, when prepared to taste like tasty tofu, not like meat) I have to say that Ben makes THE BEST VEGAN FRENCH TOAST OF ALL TIME. I know, I've witnessed it. In other news, the good ol' mixed berry + banana + Tropicana Orange/Mango smoothie is still deliciously vegantastic. As is hummus. And falafel.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, that last post is from Daphna

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, I have commented earlier, but only on occasion.

P.S. - You can't become a vegetarian because you're deathy allergic to so many of those hippy foods.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sayeth Optimus: but i do firmly believe that a vegan 'eggs benedict' is an aberration unto G-d.This Jew's first all vegan "eggs benedict" was lovingly created, cooked, and consumed at Coffee Messiah, so let's not argue "aberrations unto G-d", eh?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Sofi said...

Flame war!! Flame war!!

Best. Comments section. EVER.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I dunno about how much poached eggs, mayo, and ham can be monotheistic or a corresponding aberration against any one god, but the re-fried egg and aged cheddar thing sounds delicious.

Pick up the new Vanity Fair for the Depp, but keep it for the terrifying article by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and never eat beef again. Or at least until you are drunk and your morals have been weakend by the sweet smell of Bloor Street Meat after the subways have stopped and it's sorts of cold.

Daphna: Hi Daphna! Double blog shout-out!! (put coco-lopez in your smoothie...new worlds will reveal theirselves)

7:13 PM  
Blogger Femtosecond said...

I don't think we should eat vegitables because they don't have a fighting chance. Cows on the other hand could rise up and kill us all if they wanted to.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Optimus said...

mayo? mayo!? sister, i don't know what kinda crazy eggs benny you're eating... but mayo should never have anything to do with a proper hollandaise.

2:15 AM  

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