Vegetarian Laments

Some of you might remember that I did the 30 Day of GOOD Challenge to be a Vegetarian several months ago.  A few weeks ago I decided to try to be a vegetarian “fo’ realz” – for a number of reasons, but primarily because I was going to read Jonathan Safron Foer’s Eating Animals only to think that if I read it, I’d be a vegetarian based on what I already know about the meat industry – and based on that logic, I figured I might as well be one.

I’ve been doing pretty good at it – mostly because I have a primarily vegetarian-based diet anyway, but the other day I found myself missing a few things.  Namely:

  • Pozole
  • Bacon-wrapped hot dogs
  • Carne Asada Tacos from the various taco stands that exist in Los Angeles

I found a recipe for vegetarian pozole that I want to try and my friend May, who is a vegan, provided me with a link to making shitake mushrooms that taste like bacon.

Carne Asada tacos though (generally fried in lard) is probably a lament I can’t really find an alternative around – but that’s okay too.  I’m looking forward to this food adventure!

-cct