Middle Ground


No offense to Morningstar, but interactions with my McCain/Palin supporting older brother have been reduced to this:

This morning Andy & I tried Morningstar’s Veggie Breakfast Sausage links. I highly recommend them.  The texture does not feel like meat (I actually prefer this texture). But because of the seasoning the flavor is very sausage like. 

  • Downside: rather high in sodium.  
  • Upside: no cholesterol, some fiber, protein & vitamins, two links = 1 WW point.

Of course, what he probably hears is this:

This morning my liberal intellectual elitist cohabitant and I tried commie hippy rabbit food packaged up to look like meat because that’s how all the lefties eat out in LA LA land. I wish you were more like us. The texture doesn’t feel like actual red blooded American Farm produce (I actually prefer this texture). But because of the seasoning, the flavor is very sausage like. 

  • Downside: You’ll never vote for Obama no matter what I say. 
  • Upside: No cholesterol, some fiber, I’m a know-it-all, protein & vitamins, I deserve your praise forever because I’ve kept 34 pounds off for 7 years.

But what I really meant was:

This morning Andy & I tried a non-animal food alternative. I highly recommend them.  The texture does not feel like meat (I actually prefer this texture because it reminds me that for at least one meal, I’ve made the choice not to eat animals that were raised in a cruel environment and later slaughtered). But because of the seasoning the flavor is very sausage like. 

  • Downside: Rather high in sodium. Too bad all of my favorite meat products can’t be replaced this way. No matter what I say, you’ll vote for the Crypt Keeper and his Fundamentalist-loon-mean-spirited-racist running mate who has nothing approaching a fraction of the adequate experience required to lead our country. Have you lost your mind?  
  • Upside: No cholesterol, some fiber, protein & vitamins; see we can correspond without having to discuss politics; two links = 1 WW point. Stop denying it: Obama and Biden are great leaders. 

2 thoughts on “Middle Ground

  1. Ruth,

    I feel bad; per my doctor’s encouragement I’ve been eating something close to a vegan diet for the last couple months. I’ve found a number of great foods (like the one you have so kindly recommended) and I should have been passing on the word.

    I’ll try to do better.

    Much love!

    Ken

    Big Brother, I’m impressed! Your doctor’s prescription was a tall order – one I don’t know I could have complied with were I in your shoes. Good work. Thanks for your comment here. I feel so hopeful. Perhaps, whoever wins the election, we’ll be able to do a marathon together some day. Or, at least join Mom on that 5K I envision in the not too distant future.
    Love you, too!
    p.s. – Stop holding out: what are your favorite faux meat substitutes? After all, I share your genes!

  2. umm… they have really god veggie burgers. especially with a slice of swiss cheese, some avacado and a whole wheat bun….mmmmm….and alexia sweet potato fries. you are certainly more…prolific during this “season” ;)

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