Vegan queen ... for a week
Contributed by VeggieGirl
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Deadline looming, in the middle of frantically trying to finish up a
news story for the Reporter, my phone rang, twice, before I was able
to untangle myself from my iPod and pick up.
"There's a very large box for you down here," the Reporter's receptionist said.
As I jumbled down the stairs, in my writing daze (eye's glazed, mind
focused on words – large, box, down, here – probably tripping
someplace on the staircase), my editor speculated on what was in the
"I bet that's your vegan food," he said.
He should have been at the horse races. I should have been there, too,
because then I could have hung out with some other vegans – even if
they were four-legged.
Not that I'm really vegan. Sure, I've dabbled, but I'm too lazy to
check every ingredient list, and I do occasionally like a little
cheese or yogurt or butter.
But starting with the big box, all of those delicacies, along with any
other animal products, were out the office window: a 10-meal supply of
Vegin' Out had arrived, and it was my assignment to eat it.
As a whole, the meals were well thought-out, balanced and flavorful –
an impressive feat considering they were vegan and came out of the
They served as an easy and healthy lunch alternative at the office
and, I'd like to think, helped me power through deadlines and write
something, which is, in addition to being the token vegan food tester,
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Approved by andyba on June 08,2008 | 11:25:51