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October 25th, 2004

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12:21 pm - Yes, I ate them all.
I don't know how Tina subsists on these leaves. Not only were they the some of the most disgusting things I've ever put in my mouth (and that says a lot), but I'm still freaking hungry.

I don't even know what it was. I just hope she isn't poisoning me.

Hey, it's possible!

Of course, had she not packed my lunch, I wouldn't have eaten until at least 6 PM tonight. I think that's the lesson: pack your own lunch, or suffer eating like a vegan.

I'll definitely be packing my own tomorrow. :)
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Current Music: "Who's that Blonde Stranger", -JB

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Date:October 25th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
What leaves?
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
Dunno. Tasted vaguely like brussel sprouts (but worse), looked like spinach, and was as limp as week-old boiled cabbage.

And I think it was supposed to be that way.
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
I would say probably Kale. or collared greens.
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
Brussels sprouts, ew! Please post when you learn what they are, so I can avoid them! :)
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC)
brussle sprouts....yum....
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
That does kinda sound like (poorly prepaired) kale, or some sort of greens. Greens are really easy to make boring. ;-)

Kale can be good stir fried with a bit of olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and pine nuts and raisins.
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
Mmmm. I love kale. I make it with sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame seeds. Mmmmm. :)
[User Picture]
Date:October 25th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Having once been a vegetarian for quite some time (and having a number of vegan friends), I can't think of any leaves that served as a meal (that is, leaves that weren't part of a salad). Is it possible that she inadvertently put a bag of herbs in your lunch by mistake? Could it be a bunch of basil or curry leaves?

Being a vegan is extremely difficult from a nutritional point of view. It is possible, but in order to not have some serious nutritional deficiencies, you have to be really educated on nutritional issues. Being a vegan is not a natural state for a human being - from an anthropological point of view, there has only been one cultural group that has been vegan, and that group (the Jains) is a very small one. It is a possible to be a vegan if one is really careful about what one eats. In particular, iron, calcium, and vitamin B12 are difficult to get, and while all protein needs can be satisfied, there is a very high rate of depression in vegans because of a shortage of certain amino acids in vegetable sources. Also, many vegans tend to eat fall too little fats, which can also cause malabsorption and enzyme production problems. Most of these issues are long term ones - they won't show up as problems for 10-20 years, but they are very real.

Let me know if you want some nutritional or recipe assistance - I'd love to help out.
Date:October 25th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
You need some steak. ;)
Date:October 25th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Oops. Just so you know, my last entry wasn't an intensely detailed personal attack on your opinions of vegetarian food. I hadn't read this when I wrote it.

For the record, not all vegan food is good, just like not all meat is good. Cultural adaptability still leaves room for not liking to eat leaves.
Date:October 25th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
I would be vegan if I hated eating. :)
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Date:October 25th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
i generally like raw leaves better than i like cooked leaves (but cooked leaves can be okay when they're mixed with something else. like in saag paneer. mmmm. love the saag paneer.)

however, brussels sprouts are always horrible. my mother used to make them for me when i was kid, and i would generally retaliate by complaining about having to eat aborted cabbage patch kids. she didn't seem to like that very much.

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