Tough to be a vegetarian

So I’ve been really trying to be conscious of my food choices, and to pick vegetarian food as much as possible. Not an easy thing! And this is not in terms of will power, but more of availability. So a few weekends ago, my hubby and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at Niagara-on-the-Lake. We stayed at the Shaw hotel, which was great! We had lunch at a pub-style restaurant, and I ordered a veggie wrap with no cheese (I am also dairy-free due to the skin reaction I get from eating dairy!). It was NOT good! I mean, it was ok, but all the veggies were a bit too grilled, were kinda soggy, and all tasted the same. Needless to say, I was eyeing my hubby’s greasy fish and chips…For dinner, we ate at a grill which was located in the Shaw hotel. I ordered a salad and tomato soup. Both came with cheese sprinkled on top…buuhhh!!! I had to pick off the sprinkles…anyways, I learned my lesson…always ask if an item is dairy-free.

I was also attending a health research conference these past 2 days, and lunch was offered to us. The first day was tough…2 salads, both with cheese on or in them. Rice and chicken. Cheesy cheesy vegetarian lasagna. Lamp kebobs and roasted potatoes. OK, I could not eat anything! So I ate rice and potatoes…fun times. The 2nd day was better, thankfully! They had salad with no dressing on it, and you could choose what to put on it. They also had vegetarion orzo salad and rice and tofu vegetable stir fry. Perfect!

Tomorrow, I’ll be ging to The Keg for a friend’s birthday, and that won’t be easy! I looked at the menu beforehand, so I’ll probably order a big house salad and some vegetable side dishes. I just hate when other people at your table look at you like you’re crazy for not ordering meat! Anyways, we’ll see how it goes.

I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be vegan or raw when eating out! I think that eventually, I’d like to get to the point of eating vegan, and incorporating raw foods as much as possible.

We’ll see how it goes!

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