|*VeganMoFo*| Finale – What do you eat then?

– FUER DIE DEUTSCHE UEBERSETZUNG BITTE RUNTERSCROLLEN –

The VeganMoFo has reached its end… unfortunately. It was a lot of fun to take part and it also kept one busy. I posted even more than I thought – 35 entries, only for the VeganMoFo! With that I definetely reached my goal, I wanted to post one entry per day. So I did, on some weekends there were 2 posts more. I think non-vegans who might come across all the entries of the VeganMoFo can get a good idea of what vegans eat. We eat and drink anything ominvores do so, too, only with the difference that no animal suffered in any way for our conumption.

As a vegan you are often asked what you eat. Me and other vegans are asked what we eat then. The funniest question I´ve ever been asked was, if I could eat potatoes or flour. You´ll certainly find similar questions other vegans are asked. The best, however, I have ever heard so far, was that one was asked if he was from Las Vegas when he is a vegan.

Actually, believe it or not, vegans surprisingly eat cabbage, apples, bananas, rice, potatoes, sausages, carrots, peanut butter, pasta, chocolate, pizza, cake, even bread, bagels, pitta, not only tofu, sometimes also seitan, ice cream, pudding, “fish” and “cheese”… we also consume coffee, smoothies, tea, juices, cider, strout and milk o.O although that is not cow´s milk. I could go ahead for hours to tell what “is left for vegans”! Vegans consume anything that does not contain animal derived ingredients.

I was also asked if it was difficult. No, it´s not. I found myself eating stuff I never thought of before going vegan. Going vegan widened my horizon a lot. As an omnivore or meat eater you think as a vegan you wouldn´t be able to eat anything or only salad and drink anything else than water. I thought similar, too, a very long time ago. But it really is not like that. There are a lot more choices you might think of. We even eat devils and angels – LOL No, not really. The “Devil” and the “Angel” were two breakfast specials at Pogo Café the other day.

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Der VeganMoFo hat sein Ende erreicht… leider. Es hat echt Spaß gemacht daran teilzunehmen und hat einen gleichtzeitig gut beschäftigt. Ich habe sogar mehr Einträge gepostet, als ich dachte zu Anfang – ganze 35! Damit habe ich definitiv mein Ziel erreicht, ich wollte eigentlich täglich einen Eintrag posten. An manchen Wochenenden waren es sogar 2 Einträge. Ich denke, Nicht-Veganer, die zufällig auf einen der zahlreichen Einträge des VeganMoFo stoßen, sollten nun eine gute Vorstellung davon haben, was Veganer essen. Wir essen und trinken alles, was die Omivoren auch konsumieren, nur mit dem Unterschied, dass kein Tier für unseren Konsum in irgendeiner Weise leiden musste.

Andere Veganer und ich werden häufig gefragt, was wir denn essen können. Die lustigste Frage, an die ich mich erinnern kann war, ob ich Kartoffeln oder auch Mehl essen kann. Sehr ähnlich geht es anderen Veganern auch. Das beste, was ich bisher jedoch von jemandem gehört habe war, dass er gefragt wurde, ob er aus Las Vegas sei als Veganer.

Glaubt es oder nicht, Veganer essen tatsächlich überraschenderweise Kohl, Äpfel, Bananen, Reis, Kartoffeln, Karotten, Erdnussbutter, Pasta, Schokolade, Pizza, Kuchen, sogar Brot, Bagels, Pitta, nicht nur Tofu, manchmal auch Seitan, Eis, Pudding, “Fisch” und “Käse”… wir trinken sogar Kaffee, Smoothies, Tee, Saft, Cider, Strout, Bier und Milch o.O auch wenn das keine Kuhmilch ist. Ich könnte stundenlang weiter aufzählen, was “uns Veganern noch bleibt”! Veganer konsumieren alles, was keine Inhaltsstoffe von Tieren hat.

Ich wurde auch gefragt, ob ich es schwierig finde. Nein, finde ich nicht. Ich esse mittlerweile Dinge, von denen ich vor Jahren nie geglaubt hätte die mal zu essen. Die Entscheidung vegan zu leben hat meinen Horizont in vielerlei Hinsicht eher erweitert. Als Omnivor oder Fleischesser denkt man immer, Veganer könnten nichts außer Salat essen. Vor sehr sehr langer Zeit dachte ich nicht anders. So ist es aber nicht. Es gibt eine Menge mehr Auswahl als man denkt. Wir essen sogar Engel und Teufel – LOL Nein, nicht wirklich. “Devil” und “Angel” waren den einen Tag im Pogo Café die zwei angebotenen Frühstück-Specials.

3 comments

  1. good job with the mofo challenge! I don’t know how you’ve managed to keep it up, but I’ve enjoyed reading every post! I need to go and find myself some pumpkin puree now, so i can try some recipes out!

  2. Well done for all your MoFo posts – I’ve really enjoyed reading them and will visit your blog often to keep in touch with you.🙂The thing that annoys the most about omni’s asking me questions is that they are always trying to “catch” me out with something. My answer to them is now always the same and is as thus:“Being vegan for me isn’t defined by what I eat – it is defined by the way I live my life and that I don’t want my existence to be at the expense of any other sentient being’s.”They usually come over all glazed eye and quickly change the subject. Actually – I’m going to blog about this so thanks for the idea!

  3. thanks a lot!!! glad to hear you enjoyed my mofo-challenge, didn´t expect that! neither do i know how i managed that, it kept me really busy!!! it´s also great you really want to try something from my recipes and that you got some new ideas for further posts on your own blogs. i bookmarked you two, to stay better in touch…

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