July 26, 2008
See the title? I hate that phrase. The same thing goes for the phrase “yummy vegan food.” In my world, if I am in pursuit of some food, it goes without saying that it will be vegetarian and “yummy.” If you are a vegetarian or vegan, the foods you eat should reflect those criteria. I don’t find the need to categorize my meals as anything other than “Tasty!” or “Ew, that was grody.” There is no need for labels.
Perhaps I am just being critical, but I find the people who often use “yummy vegetarian food” or “yummy vegan food” are just trying to be hip or cool, flaunting their vegetarianism or veganism: “Look at me! I am so original! I am like every other hipster. Look at my side-swept bangs, tight jeans, and ironic band t-shirt! I am a VEGAN, hunting down my prey of yummy vegan food! Rawr!”
If you do use these terms, don’t worry. I won’t love you any less for it. In fact, if I post a vegan recipe I will specify it as vegan because it is important to make it easy for vegans to weed out the recipes they can eat and those that contain dairy or honey.
Tomorrow, I attempt Mexican pizzas, which involves deep frying tortillas. If they turn out “yummy,” I’ll post photos and a recipe to boot. Also, keep an eye out for
Kool-Aid Pickles that I hope to make tonight.
Have a great night and keep cooking!