Friday, February 21, 2014

Off Topic

I don't know if the postal carrier was lazy or just wanted to rid themselves of five pounds of extra weight but they left behind a stack of several hundred buy one get one free Chipotle coupons and some free sofrita things which are some type of fake meat. If you are a vegetarian why would you want to eat something made to look like meat?

25 comments:

FSP said...

Why would you order a cheeseburger pizza?

Bacon Ranch said...

Because eatin' ain't cheatin'

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Sugar said...

I like to eat veggie sausages, those look like meat. I also like to make fake meat meatballs. I eat all kinds of vegetarian crap that is presented to look like meat. I know some folks don't do that but I do.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Maybe because some vegetarians don't hate the idea of eating meat but avoid it more so in political protest either because they oppose the conditions of the industry or they're just against the idea of consuming a living thing?

Lady Heisenberg said...

I was a vegetarian for over 10 years for reasons like those. I was made fun of all the time, especially by my family, given that we are Czech. Recently crossed back over to the dark side. I never disliked meat but I still struggle everyday with knowing how the sausage is made here in the states, so to speak.

BitchieMitchie said...

I never find Chipotle coupons. It's as close to Mexican as you can get in MN! Send them over! Vegetarians---eh.

headrot said...

variety. veg food gets boring.

also: to fit in. social pressure is a cunt.

also: i dont usually care to eat fake meat unless i am trying to replicate a specific comfort food. usually its meat eaters who THINK thats what vegetarians want to eat who come up with this ish.

sandybrook said...

BocaBurgers betches

califblondy said...

I can't do turkey bacon, if I go, I'm going out with the real deal.

Hmmm, now I feel like In-N-Out

Renoblondee said...

So excited, we are getting a Chipolte here finally!

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T. E. Cuz said...

omfg... sofrita is not fake meat.

not to be "that guy" but thats kinda ignorant of you.

sofrita is a staple in hispanic/latin cooking that is the foundation for various sauces/stir fry dishes, and it can contain a variety of things depending on the culture/tradition, including tomatoes, bell peppers, onions............. no "meat" substitutes....


as a veg for going on 7 years, i am no less a foodie, i love creative dishes, and i like to have my protein. its just natural to try and imitate what the mainstream is accustomed to, but after a while most veg/ans are a-okay not trying to imitate cruelty and dismemberment in their food.

Gayeld said...
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Gayeld said...

We raised two calves (a pig, several chickens...) when I was a kid. Shovel cow shit a few times and you get over seeing them as special snowflakes really quick. Best beef I ever ate, especially knowing the days of "Gayle, make sure the cows have water... Gayle, make sure the cows have salt... Gayle, shovel out the corral..." were over.

Sugar said...

Gayeld that made me picture Napoleon Dynamite feeding Tina the Llama.
Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!

Violet said...

Nearly 30 veggie years here. I eat cheese. Lots of it. Mr Violet eats any old crap - hearts, liver, jellied eels. Not sure how we've managed to stay married so long.

Leekalicious said...

For whatever reason I can no longer stomach meat, or anything that looks like meat. It's a real hassle. The rest of the family eats meat. If I have to prepare it, I wear gloves. Fortunately, Mr. Leek doesn't mind BBQ-ing (even in winter).

Kara said...

I'm a vegetarian for 25+ years. I eat fake meat. Why? Cuz I was 13 when I stopped eating meat and wasn't creative in my small rodeo minded town about how to come up with alternatives.

Now, it's because there are some that I actually like. And I second the comfort food comment. I like tacos. And sometimes having them see really taco-y is fun.

But I just can't stand the thought of actually killing something to eat it. I'm waiting for the day when it's not seen as substituted meat, but just as textured protein.

La Minette Grincheuse said...

@Violet "jellied eels" = hilarious!

I'd actually consider going veggie, but I need my protein and am very sensitive to soy - it makes me so depressed, like need meds depressed.

But I do laugh at the vegetarians I know who eat fakeon and other meat-like substances. Those are just as mysterious as the pink goo that makes up McRibs or McNuggets.

Gayeld said...

I actually like those, and Garden burgers, as long as I don't think of them as burgers (but those Morningstar ones are just nasty. I work across the street from an organic grocery store.)

Tillie said...

Went vegan after having high blood pressure and a stroke at a very young age. Sometimes I like to eat the fake meat (gardein is awesome!) It's amazing how many great vegan dishes you can make! Plus I look about 10 years younger after being on the vegan diet for 8 months!

Jeannie said...

Hello fellow Minnesotan!

hothotheat said...

Vegetarian since 1988 here. I don't care for most meat substitutes but some people HAVE to have something that resembles meat if they've gone veggie for health reasons.

Apricot29 said...

the sofritas is actually a tofu mix. And it's really effin tasty.