Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Everybody's veegan for the weekan!


My name is Lady Noocherly, or Carlie, if you prefer it. I like nooch. I like it because it makes stuff creamy. I am vegan most of the time, but occasionally I eat dairy. Rarely do I eat animals anymore, but it has been known to happen (usually when I’ve been drinking). I started this blog because I would like to track my journey to, or through, veganism. I have dabbled in vegetarianism in the past, but was strangely seduced back into the land of flesh eaters by Del Taco fish tacos.

Mmm...Del Taco...

(Enter McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Jack in the box)

I have grappled with different diets (as in ways of eating, not fads). I’ve been known to cut out carbs, sodas, refined sugars, caffeine. (Note: Previous list does not include alcohol... :D). I settled on the notion that eating clean is the healthiest way to go, but cupcakes (and beer) always seem to get in the way! It is quite a simple and straightforward way of eating and thinking about food.

But I have recently come to...er...”practice” veganism after reading Skinny Bitch, and decided that I would go vegan this past Lent. I must say it was not such a fair choice. Missing meat doesn’t really ever happen for me, so it wasn’t so much of a sacrifice, as it was an interesting thing to take on. I learned lots of stuff, and made lots of yummy food! After Lent I thought about returning to the Land of Veganism, and shortly thereafter met my boyfriend who is vegan himself. We now live together, and being vegan is just how it goes most days. Although, if I leave the house I will most surely start to salivate the minute I see any fast food establishment.

(Queu turn signal.)

Lady Noocherly: How did these fries get in my mouth?! I don’t care cause this milkshake is so damn GOOD! Ugh, why does beef fat make everything TASTE SO GREAT?!...Hm, I should go back and see if they have any bacon bits I can sprinkle on my whipped cream and cherry...

I do not eat vegan because I like animals. I eat vegan, thereby allowing space in my brain to think more about the dying animals and amounts of methane in the atmosphere. But veganism is cleaner and healthier to me. Meat is so processed and goes through so many channels for production, and I don’t even want to THINK about how they are butchered. Listen, meat eaters! I will not ask you to give up meat, or judge that you choose to do it. I love that we have a choice of what to consume! But I will ask you to make better choices about the meat you choose to eat. I am sold on the idea that this will be better for your own health.

Meat is not a necessity to me. Sure, it can be real tasty! The only meat I want on a sandwich is pepperoni and salami! I’d eat one right now if I could. But, I just don’t care that much. But more than my negative affinity, I find it to be completely unnecessary. I can get tropical fruits whenever the hell I want them. I don’t have to eat what is available. I don’t have to hunt or gather. So why do I need to eat another animal? Why do I need to drink cow’s milk? I don’t. And I don’t think anyone else does either.

(Enter conspiracy theory/complete truth #856)

I think that (especially in the US) the government has been bought 100 times over, by The Board of Plaid Shirt Wearing Dairy Farmers and Midwestern Meat Brigade Inc., that the idea that we NEED these things is completely ingrained in our society. Don’t even get me started on the fact that doctors (assumed educated people) tell mothers to give their babies cow’s milk to drink. Cow’s milk is for calves. Why should a human baby need to drink this? Humans got pretty far without being prescribed cow’s milk. (Not to say that indigenous peoples never consumed animal milk.) However, maybe this could be more of a technological debate. Cow’s milk could be seen as an alternative to breast milk, and mommy doesn’t want a baby hanging off of her boobies anymore...

Meanwhile back on the blog...

I think going vegan is an easy way to get back to real food. It is a good way to experience new flavors and ways to cook. And I love it!

Man, I wish that sub shop was open right now. Mmm...pepperoni...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Promises, promises...I knew you'd never keeeeeep!

I'm going to start blogging THIS WEEK!

I swear!

But here's a picture of vegan food!

Chipfauxtlay bowl with cashew cheese and roasted corn.