18 August 2011

I Had Some Fries with Gravy

Dang it.

Last night, I went out to dinner with my friends and was very pleased to do so. I ordered an eggplant parm hoagie (just about the only vegetarian thing on the menu) and a side of fries with gravy. It didn't even occur to me until today, driving home, that I had gravy.


While I'm sure that this gravy spawned from some sort of powder, and was certainly as far away from a meat product as it could be, it still held its birth in meat and that thought didn't even cross my mind.

Yes, I am still new to vegetarianism. It has only been 18 days since I started my experiment and though I truly enjoy this lifestyle, I know I have a long way to go before I am more comfortable with it. Not to mention that I haven't "officially" made the decision to stay a full vegetarian once the month-long experiment is over (but I'm leaning heavily in that direction).

Vegetarian people, please forgive me. I have known and acknowledged for a long time that most restaurant menus offer very little vegetarian options, but I didn't think that it would cause me to fall back on my previous habits.


I will do better next time, I swear.


  1. Don't worry, we won't skewer you....yet :D

  2. Actually, that's quite funny. When I first became veggie, over 20 years ago I remember tucking in with relish to a scotch egg. Do you know what that is? I was raving about the delicious exterior of this egg, only to be told by my friend is was sausage meat LOL! I felt most guilty that I had actually ENJOYED it!

  3. It's okay! We all have our slip ups. My dad used to only eat fish, but one time was brought a chicken salad sandwich instead and ate the whole thing before finally being informed that it had been the wrong thing! He felt bad for liking it too.


  4. The unfortunate thing was that I didn't even like this gravy :)

    Thank you! And no, I had no idea what a scotch egg was...and now I know. :)

  5. I've been vegetarian all my life, but used to go to this Chinese restaurant that made unbelievable fake meat. It was heavenly, and totally vegan. For a starter, I used to get the cream cheese wontons, until one evening the kindly server said, "you always get fake meat, but you get the cream cheese wontons. You know those have crab in them, right?" Blerg. And they were so delicious.

  6. Oh man, Stefanie! That's rough!