Archive for March 31, 2012

And, Awaaaaaay We Go!

No, I’m not channeling anyone this time, not even Jackie Gleason.  (Look up “The Honeymooners” if you don’t know who that is. lol)

Awaaaaay we go, sending out the marketing deck for my vegetarian TV show!  Amazing to to be where I am at this very moment.  Now we just need sponsors and underwriters in order to go into production!

Amazing also to say “my” veg TV show.  I’ve been so lucky to have traveled the world and arrived at this point.  And, if you’re reading this, we’ve arrived at a similar point, so if you know anyone in the food, veg, health or anything else industries who’d be interested in this amazing effort, let them know they can help by sponsoring or underwriting.  We’re all in this together!

It was like a light bulb going on over my head when people kept asking me in the supermarket, “Do you use that veg meat stuff?  What do you do with it?”  To be able to use things I’ve learned over the years, what I’ve learned since becoming a vegetarian, what I’ve learned experimenting with the new veg meats, to make recipes I used to eat and missed, and maybe that you’ve missed, too……  It makes me feel good to be able to share what I know and enlighten other people!

My mother always told me I was a late bloomer.  Wonder if this is what she meant?  I’d have my own vegetarian cooking show?  Wow, she must have had a heck of a lot of foresight! 

I’m just kvelling like crazy.  Now, if you don’t know what THAT means, please be sure to look it up along with “Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners”!  (wink)


The Perfect Vegetarian

I realized something a few days ago.  I’m not in a competition. 

I’ve only been online for a few months and I realized I’m trying harder, and harder, and harder…  to do what?  To be something I’m not.  The Perfect Vegetarian.

After listening to people, talking to people, watching conversations going back and forth, reading comments on websites and Twitter, I realized there is a competition, of sorts, going on.  A “perfection competition.”  Who’s the best vegetarian?  Who’s the best vegan?  Who’s the best raw foods foodie? Who drinks the most green smoothies? 

It’s subtle, but I realized I was being drawn in, and that’s not what I’m about.  I’m not trying to be perfect.

What I’m “about” is making the foods I used to eat (and stopped eating when I became a vegetarian), available to vegetarians using new products that haven’t been available before.  

Shepherd’s Pie?  Got it.  Garlic Fried Calamari?  Got it.  Chicken Soup?  Got it.  Beef Curry?  Got it.  Sausage and Peppers?  Got it.  More recipes coming?  You got it!

Do I eat animals?  No.  Do I eat dairy?  Rarely.  Do I eat eggs?  Sometimes free-roaming.  (Maybe someday I’ll have my own chickens and keep them as pets when their egg laying days are over because I’m probably going to be an old woman with a house full of animals!)

Am I a Perfect Vegetarian?  No.  But if everyone does the best they can, as I try to do, then what more can we expect of each other?  Perfection?   No.  Doin’ our best?  Yes!