I never knew how to describe my culinary taste to people, but I love(d) all foods, from simple, to complex. Fast foods, to gourmet. Processed like hell, full of sodium, high fructose corn syrup, saturated fat,.. mmmmmm gimme a spoon. My travels, all over the world have been evaluated solely based on the foods I ate. Life was all about the food. It wasn't always pretty and exotic, but I loved what I ate, and if I didn't love it, I didn't eat it. Plain and simple.
This sums me up in a nutshell, wish I would have drawn it
Yeah, Toby would love this
Laziness. Lets just say the laziness influences my diet. I'm working on it, but before I went vegan, my diet consisted mainly on items of convenience, hence an abundance of processed foods. I would get inspired, cook, create,.. it wasn't out of the question, but it was not the norm. Impatience. When I did get around to eating, I inhaled my food. Two difficult traits to possesses. Lazy and impatient. From a food perspective, it does not bode well for a healthy lifestyle.
Need I explain?
Yeah, I used to drive like this too.
Lazy and Impatient,.. that is a pretty toxic combination, but it generally ruled my diet. It had its moments influencing my life as well, but I'll save that for my "One Crabby Human" blog. Lets talk food....
Breakfast - Rarely ate it. Still have issue eating breakfasts. When I am not travelling, I work at home, which means I sleep until the last possible minute, and then head straight into my office. This means I cant be bothered to eat, or if I do it needs to be quick. When on the road, I may meet colleagues for breakfast, or fast food drive through.
Home; Bagel (speedy), Cereal, Pop tarts, (rarely though, take too long to eat a bowl)
Travelling; McD'd Chicken biscuits, or sausage biscuits. Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuits, Gravy, love the big southern breakfast. etc.
Lunch - I ate lunch most of the time, but again, it was a meal I skipped a lot. I mostly blamed work, being busy. When I used to go to the office, I didn't like lunching with people, so I opted to not go, and then get something out of a machine (mmmmmm Chili Cheese Fritos) because of pure starvation. At home? Sandwich. That is all I wanted for lunch, almost all of the time.
Home; sandwich (ham, salami, turkey, cheese). Leftover anything. Whatever was for dinner the night before, became lunch. Leftover pasta, pizza, frozen chicken patties/nuggets, Chef Boyardee straight out of the can (I was too impatient to heat it up). Sausage's of all kinds, I love every wurst. I snacked on chips mainly, and yes did in fact eat a lot of PB&J's as well.
Travelling; Sandwich (Jimmy Johns, Jersey Mikes), Burgers, Pizza, Fries, BBQ. I love(d) BBQ, I would normally seek out the 2 or 3 meat combo. Club sandwich, seemed to be my goto restaurant lunch.
Home; Pizza, Pasta, Hot dogs, Sandwiches, Mac n Cheese, Cheese Quesadillas, Fried/BBQ Chicken. Cheese, lots of cheese. When I got fancy I would fry steaks, chops, etc. French fries, tater tots.
Travelling; Steak (Cowboy Ribeye my ultimate fav), Pizza, Fast Food, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Dives/Driven foods. I would map Guy Fieris exploits and follow them.
Fast forward to April of 2010 where I adopt a diet devoid of all animal products. Someone said to me, "Wow, I guess you have to love vegetables to be a vegan". Let me tell you, I had a panic attack when they said that. Not only learning about veganism, but I have to learn about food, about vegetables. And I have to learn to like them.
So when I tweet about my ignorance of Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Parsnips, Persimmon, Squash, Sweet Potatoes (I discovered those about 6 months ago, and now I cant live without them). Understand where I came from, and you'll understand why I'm asking.