About half an hour ago I was eating with my family. They all eat meat so we had two different foods. My dad told me that the other one doesn't have any meat so I took it. I ate a sporkful and asked my dad if he was sure about its meatlessness. He checked and realised that there actually was meat. I had already ate the sporkful. I feel so bad and I don't know what to do and how to react and whether I want to throw up or not. I feel awful. What can I do?
I went to Red Robin for my 20th birthday and ordered a Boca burger. The waiter brought it to me and I took a big bite and bragged to my mom about how the Boca burgers tasted pretty close to meat and maybe she should try. Then the waiter came back with an “I’msosorryIgaveyouthewrongthing.” I immediately went to the bathroom and made myself throw up. Now that’s no way to spend a birthday is it?
I’m not going to encourage you to throw up. You’ll be fine.
I tried going vegetarian in the 6th grade and failed miserably (obviously). Now I'm in the 10th grade and I'd like to try again for real this time. I have broadened my food horizons greatly, but I need to convince my parent that I can do it. Advice?
Find some recipes that you’re excited about and cook them vegetarian dinners a few nights a week.
I ate some biscuits and it was only after I saw they had beef gelatin in. Then I had some food that I knew had whey in it but I ate it anyway:(:( I regret both occasions now but I feel like a terrible person:( do you think it was really that bad?
Nobody is perfect, you do your best.
I’ve accidentally eaten things I “shouldn’t” have many times over the years. Truth is, it’s your body and choices so you only have to worry about what you think about it. You’re not a terrible person, you’re the boss of you.
First, I'd just like to say you have an awesome blog! I spent the past 30 minutes just browsing through it and lost track of time. I'm not a vegetarian, but about 6 or so months ago, I went on a vegetarian diet for about 6 weeks. My body felt "clean" but I found it difficult to keep up my protein intake, and find great options when I'm out at restaurants or bars with friends. I'm a 26 yr old male who tries to keep protein high. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks and keep up the awesome blog!
Thank you! Even if you don’t eat veg all the time, there are still plenty of recipes for sides, desserts etc!
I’ll admit that I’m not the most militant at monitoring my protein intake and I’m not a huge eater of seitan, tofu etc. Outside of dairy (eggs, milk, cheese), things like quinoa, nuts & seeds, beans and other legumes, broccoli, leafy greens, & soybeans all have protein. For breakfast you could make a smoothie of chia seed, almond milk and banana (maybe add in some cashew cream as well), then do a lunch with roasted broccoli and chickpeas with quinoa. There are lots of great recipes out there, it’s just a matter of poking around the internet to see what looks good to you.
BETHANY, WHAT IS YOUR CAMERA SETUP!? Your photos always look AMAZING! Do you use lighting or a tripod or anything like that?
RYAN, I use a Canon EOS 50D. I have 50mm and 55mm lenses. Since I live in a basement with little natural light, I use two Lowel EGO tabletop light units that I can move around to get the lighting I want. I own a tripod but usually shoot freehand while precariously perched on an ikea chair.
Your food looks so good. Have you tried all of them or you just post em?
Thank you! Everything I post on the Bored Vegetarian are things that I have made and photographed myself. There are a few times when I take pictures of food when traveling, but generally it’s all prepared, photographed and eaten in my apartment in Greenpoint!