I Just Became Vegetarian By Accident!

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For one meal only, but still, it was alluring and educational.

See, I dropped by some Indian dive in the West 20s for a quickie lunch the other day and ordered the $6.99 special, which involved three roti, two vegetables, soup, rice, and condiments.

For some reason, I thought roti were balls of tandoori chicken.

I always have meat with my meals, and I hoped three of them would be enough!

But it turned there was no meat whatsoever on my agenda. Roti is bread!

[Shades of "Soylent green is people!"]

So in abject panic, I sat down to a big plate of yellow rice, cabbage, potatoes, lentil soup, pickles, sauce, and three pieces of bread--and I loved it!

It carried me through the day, despite my terror that without meat in it, my stomach would growl like Sarah Palin when parting ways with Fox News.

Naturally, I went right back to meat that night--old habits die hard--but I started thinking for the first time: Would an all-veggie diet be a possibility for me?

Not the kind where I'd torture waiters--"Is there chicken broth in this sweet potato? No?? Are you sure???? And was this rice ever touched by veal?"--but just where I could hang up my carnivore status, eat lots of veggies, and turn my cheeks into cauliflowers.

Should I start going cold turkey on, you know, turkey?

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billyjoe
billyjoe

Not the kind where I'd torture waiters--"Is there chicken broth in this sweet potato? No?? Are you sure???? And was this rice ever touched by veal?"

Very funny Mike...but vegans are even more insufferable.

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