Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tuna Time

I felt AWFUL this morning. I didn't want to eat anything for fear of it coming right back up. But as usual...I had one craving. Good thing I went WAY WAY WAY overboard at the co-op yesterday so I had ingredients and toppings galore to cure my craving.

So what was I craving?


But first...

Dear roommates, how does this happen?


Snack snack snack snack mmmm haven't had pickles forever so tasty.

Ok so I gathered the ingredients.

Then struggled to get the top off this veganaise while I struggled I noticed it was made with green energy. Yay! Even though it is plastic...which come from still a fail.

I had to try a lil bit to make sure it isn't disgusting. It's not! Do you like that the first time I'm trying veganaise is with a non-vegan/vegetarian meal? Haaaa...

Sliced up secret ingredient #1.

And sprinkled on some of secret ingredient #2.

Tuna For One


-1 can of tuna
-1 tbsp veganaise (or mayonnaise)
-6-8 green olives
-1/4 tsp Tumeric
-1/4 tsp pepper

Drain the tuna. Slice the olives. Mix all ingredients together. Done!

Ok I know green olives sounds weird but they are seriously THE BEST part of tuna salad. I have grown up with this and I love love it. I added the Tumeric on a whim since I picked it up yesterday at the co-op. Umm delicious.

Freshman year in the dorm cafeteria I wished for tuna salad wraps to be the specialty sandwich everyday. Obsessed.

Don't forget the toppings!

I topped mine with tomato...

My wrap got stuck to all the other made for a messy lunch.

My sprouts! All sprouted and ready to eat.

Veggies on the side with hummus yummmer.

I'm all ready for Halloween :)

So you're probably wondering what's up with the tuna? Yes it is true I decided to try being vegetarian and I love it! I don't plan on switching back. But I don't really like the idea of restricting my diet so harshly. Yes I eat a mostly vegan diet, mainly because it's easy, cheap, and healthy. Yet, I would call myself a flexitarian rather than a strict vegetarian or vegan. If I'm at a friends house and there is only food there with meat in it- I'll eat the meat. When I go home and my Dad cooks me a big juicy steak. You better believe I'll eat it!

For me it's all about balance. I don't eat animals usually because of the benefits and I just plain heard too many horror stories of the meat industry. I don't believe I need to be a strict vegetarian- that's just stressful! Every now and again I crave meat and will want to eat I will. This is what works for me :)

Do you stick to a strict diet?

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