Tuesday, August 22, 2006
For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat two!
There are vegans in the house.
Contrary to popular opinion they have not got more energy than their carnivorous neighbours. My family has been up and about for hours but the two fruit bats are still asleep, snoring their heads off under a feather filled duvet - heh!
They are a seasonal favour, friends of a friend in London, who needed a bed for a couple of nights.
They are a lovely young couple but the first words they uttered were "We're vegan, hope it won't be a problem".
Don't get me wrong, I'm mostly vegetarian myself (I don't process meat too well, so to speak), but I am not adverse to the odd meaty treat in the steak department, but this is taking it to extreme! So far they have grated up a few cabbages and have emptied my fruit basket twice over. They shun hot drinks, in favour of some sort of greeny powder.
My fridge is full of dairy delights and animal offcuts, we like our full cream milk and our bacon with a good slab of fat on it. When I stay anywhere else, I make sure that I have a stock of 'quick foods' that I can replace the meat with and not offend my host.
What did they come with? Nothing, not a bean or a lentil burger in sight! Well no that's not true, they came with a suitcase full of supplements to replace all those natural vitamins and minerals that they are denying themselves!
They are leaving today and I have just found the ideal last supper (see picture above).
Not a scrap of meat in sight and no animal products - I'm sure they will love it!