Monday, January 7, 2008

Monday's menu

Today, I decided I can't eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the rest of the week while everyone around me is enjoying chicken fingers, Philly cheese steak sandwiches and freshly-baked pound cake. So, I went through the pantry and refrigerator.


Here are some of the things I can eat ...


.. and a few of the things I can't.



Some of it was obvious (there really are eggs in egg noodles), but some of it surprised me. For example, bread crumbs contain egg and milk products and Cheetos are made with real cheese. I also discovered Bisquick is vegan-friendly if you can find a recipe that doesn't call for milk or eggs. I may have to experiment with some soy or rice milk later in the week.

But for now, I'm leaving for Birmingham. Know any vegan-friendly restaurants?

6 comments:

Bandit said...

What form of transport will get you to Birmingham without use of animal based fuels? oil and gas are fossil fuels- thus animal based... Maybe you are going to walk?

Anonymous said...

Bottletree in downtown Birmingham has some wonderful vegan dishes. The entire menu is vegetarian, with some vegan dishes as well. Also, the Prepared Foods section at Whole Foods Market on Hwy 280 in Mountain Brook has some nice vegan items on their salad and hot bars. The vegan chocolate chip cookies in their bakery are awesome...

Andy Johns, mobile reporter said...

Bandit-- good point. I know leather interior is out, but I guess that corn-based ethanol fuel would be the true vegan way?

Krystan said...

Just mix a bit of Bisquick with non-dairy milk until the batter looks about right. Then cook like normal pancakes. No measuring required, and it's really hard to screw up.

I think the fossil fuels guy is just screwing with you. Veganism is about doing as much as you can, and no one expects you to refrain from driving because of million-years-old animal products.

Bandit said...

Yes, corn-based ethanol would be vegan. Except that most cars are made with plastics - petroleum (fossil fuel) based again.
Are you using a computer to post responses? Another no-no for a "true vegan" - plastic parts AND electricity which probably comes from fossil fuels. The only way to be sure is to generate your own electricity from solar, wind or wood/plant based power.

Angela said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I need all the help I can get. The Bisquick pancakes sound delicious, especially after eating oatmeal for the past few days. I've been to Whole Foods Market a few times before, but I have never paid any attention to their vegan choices. I'll have to check that out on my next visit.

Bandit, you make some good points. I guess that shows how hard it is to follow all possible vegan rules all the time. Thankfully, my car doesn't have leather interior.