My Experience: Organization Luncheons and Dinners

I go to luncheons and dinners for the organizations that I am with. I notice that when the menus are planned ahead no one ever considers that people may be vegan or vegetarian. If you are lucky, you will get to go to a restaurant that has a selection of grains, legumes, or vegetables. If you are unlucky, you will  get the small garden salad while everyone is enjoying the meal of their choice. If you live in an area where people traditionally don’t care about providing options to people who don’t eat meat, asking for a separate menu can make you feel like you are going to become ridiculed. So, rather than calling too much attention to yourself, you just eat your side-salad and wait until you get home to eat a satisfying meal.

Last night, I went to a barbeque restaurant and enjoyed chips and salsa with artichoke dip, fresh vegetables, but the rice wasn’t pleasing. I was expecting this spicy pilaf filled rice, but got a buttery rice with cut up bell-pepper. I sat and watched people eat pounds of ribs, steak, and fried chicken. I am thankful that no one stopped and had a discussion with me about why I’m not eating meat. I felt relieved.

Fancy Dinner Table Clipart 2015


Beyonce Has Caught On to Vegan Delivery Service

As a few may know, Beyonce and Jay-Z are trying out their hand in the vegan delivery service, with the 22 Days Nutrition. This program allows you to choose up to three meals a day, with costs ranging between $9.34 to $16.50 per meal. If you didn’t know, this is a growing service. Just like a few other vegan delivery services I’ve seen, meals must be ordered a week in advance. The site mentions that all of the meals are 100 percent plant-based and GMO, gluten, dairy, and soy free.