Monday, May 3, 2010

I'm going to be vegetarian this week for no particular reason

So I'm running a little experiment and going vegetarian for one week.

"Why are you doing this?" said The Sister. We were out at Dolores Park yesterday in the OPPRESSIVE, ALMOST UNBEARABLE 68 degree heat. She's a nutritionist and has advised me that I need like mad protein just to get by. "Is this some kind of weight loss thing?"

(Incidentally, when you get a group of about 10 people and 6 dogs together in Dolores Park, the main activity is yelling names of dogs and trying to keep them from going to some other group and sweating them for their sandwiches. Eventually Shaia, Leland, Django, Billie, Todd, and Lucy settled down a little, but it took a while.)

(Also incidentally, for some reason Shaia's leash ended up tied to Lucy's leash, Shaia's a labradoodle and is about 65 pounds. Lucy is some kind of pug mix and is about 10 pounds. I didn't realize they were tied together and tossed Shaia's ball and YOINK poor Lucy got dragged along as Shaia went for the ball. SORRY, LUCY.)

"Nah," I said. "I don't know why. Just for fun, I guess. Just to see if I can do it."

She made a frowny face and told me it wasn't a good idea for my metabolism. Hey, it's just a week, I can't die, right?

As it happens, we went to Greens on Friday night with Stephen and Jessica, who are both vegetarians. We all agreed that it wasn't very good. Sadly, I think the cheese plate was the best thing we got. The wine was good, though.

SO, so far so good, but it's only been a couple of days. I don't think it's going to be hard at all, though.


Urgack said...

Here, I got you this

Allan said...

Careful, TK. I tried this same experiment last summer and it stuck.

TK said...

Urgack -


Allan -

I don't know, man. I'm already thinking about shaking beef at Slanted Door and it's only been 72 hours.

Rocco said...

there's a reason you're thinking about beef. you need meat, that's why.

Tamagosan said...

I say have Lucy cook you some food.

amy.leblanc said...

i am not going to comment on the "need tons of protein" thing, because i've read SO MANY ARGUMENTS against that, but people, including nutritionists, still believe it, so whatever.

Greens does suck.
Herbivore is...medicore.
Millenium is *AMAZING*, but expensive.

but the best, really, is Souley Vegan: the vegan soul food place at 3rd and Broadway in oakland/jack london. southern fried tofu like you've never had, and the deep fried okra? whoah. i'm not saying it's healthy, but it's veg and it's delicious.

*AND* it's right next door to Beer Revolution, which has hundreds of beers and picnic tables. in fact, you can order at Soley Vegan and they'll bring it out to you at Beer Revolution. can't go wrong.

TK said...

Amy -

Deep fried okra is delicious. That place sounds great! Maybe someday I'll go to Oakland. I just have to find it on a map. KIDDING.