So, on February 16th, I decided to give up meat. I thought, initially, that I would just be a vegetarian. The thing is, I’ve given up everything. I haven’t touched anything that has breathed, and that includes eggs, milk, yogurt, etc. (It’s a good thing I’ve always loved tofu! And I have always preferred Boca burgers to beef burgers.) And I don’t miss meat, either.
Breakfast: Bran flakes with soy milk, orange, soy yogurt (which I make myself with silken tofu and frozen berries – cheap)
Lunch: Black beans, rice, tofu, and salsa or a tofu wrap with lettuce, tomato, veggie cheese, and taco sauce.
Dinner: Grilled vegetables, tofu, potatoes – or just a plain ole Boca burger.
Seriously, it’s so much easier than I thought it would be, and I actually enjoy it because I am a cook and I love the idea of challenging recipes.
My question though: Can I be a vegan if I still buy running shoes made of leather? I suppose not, but I mean, can you actually buy good running shoes that don’t contain leather? I still have all the other crap I have had for years – leather jackets and such. I’m not going to throw them out because I suddenly have a conscience, but I’m not going to buy leather anymore, except for the running shoes.
I’m conflicted. Can I actually buy good running shoes that don’t contain leather? Preferably Asics? I don’t think you can. I can’t find ’em. And honestly, running shoes are the only thing I am actually concerned about!