Meat Free Monday: Processed Not Meats


Oddly enough, the meats I missed most were not steaks, burgers, or even bacon. It was hot dogs and lunchmeat. Basically, the trash foods that hardly taste like meat anyway.

When I first went vegan I avoided fake meats and cheeses while I got “clean” so to speak. I then got into Boca burgers and “chick’n,” which are convenient and helpful, but not meatlike.

But now I’m so far in that I hate the scent of actual meat and even cheese. I’m not worried about going back. 

And so I get to have HOT DOGS! And LUNCH MEATLESS! 

These hot dogs tasted just like regular hot dogs, but without the nasty meat smell. They also have much less fat and zero cholesterol. I like them on buns with catsup and Just Mayo. 

The fake turkey lunch meatless actually tastes like bologna to me, but again without that noxious dead animal smell. I’m loving them, on white bread with a little Just Mayo. 

My New Spot

There’s a beautiful old oak on campus, a century old at least. They installed three benches under its massive, shade-giving arms.

I’ve been taking my lunches there when the weather’s good, and its been wonderfully relaxing. It really helps my mood for the second okay of the day. 

Just thought I’d share. I’m thankful to have such an ancient, beautiful tree to shade me. There aren’t many of them around anymore. And while you can make more, the production time is awfully slow 😊