I recently rededicated myself to being vegan after a couple of detours.
I learned my lesson.
I feel better and my digestion is better.
I’ve been vegan on and off for many years.
For me, it’s not a fad or a new diet. It's my lifestyle.
This is what works for me.
If it works for anyone else, that’s great. If it doesn’t, that’s great, too. I’m not Draconian about it.
I keep vegan as much as I can. When I can't, then I choose vegetarian. BUT if I go to someone’s home and they work hard to prepare me a meal and it has meat in it, I will eat it.
Most people know that I’m vegan or ask. That is very thoughtful. However, I won’t turn down food kindly prepared for me.
A friend remarked how that was very Buddhist of me. I guess you could say that. I just think it is the compassionate thing to do.
Very recently I was in the Houston airport.
That airport is like a VERY BIG mall. I hadn't been in it in years and I didn't recognize it.
There are restaurants for just about everyone there.
I found a healthy restaurant with bowls, smoothies, juices and soups.
I asked if the “Buddha Bowl” on the menu was vegan? She said she didn’t know and she would check.
After consulting a chart, she confirmed it was vegan.
While she was ringing up my order she asked ”do you want meat with that?”
I couldn't help but chuckle and think that, honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.
Maybe it was an automatic question, like "do you want fries with that" or "do you want to make that a combo?
OR there are people who say they are “vegan or vegetarian” and actually eat fish or chicken. (I'm not sure I get that but to each his or her own.)
I had to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Maybe the tofu on the menu was classified as a meat along with beef, chicken and shrimp.
Nevertheless, it still felt like someone was going to pop around the corner and say: “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!
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Award-winning singer, TV producer & actor. Former stunt person, professional water skier, circus artist, choreographer, stage director, artistic director, cinema owner, restauranteur, fitness center co-owner and all around busy person! Published writer & songwriter. KaZ uses voice, movement & rhythm to bring a new twist to meditation.