I’m going to let you all in on a wee bit of TMI. Consider this me dissuading you from ever showing up on my doorstep…although I’m sure you’re lovely and I’d love to have you.

Vegetarian “meat” is basically fart powder.

Now you know, consider yourself aptly warned. I, on the other hand, am learning this the hard way. The Fella has been a vegetarian for the last 20 years. I am not a vegetarian but try to limit my meat intake to animals that were raised humanly, without hormones, and preferably locally. This means that I eat a fair bit of vegetarian meals myself…and that my grocery bill is ridiculously high. When we decided to move in together I decided that I’d like to try keeping our home completely veg-tastic and only eat my occasional meats out at idealistic restaurants. Luckily, I live in New York and there are plenty of restaurants that have the same philosophy towards meat that I do.

Obviously what happened as soon as we moved in together was that I became ravenous for some animal carcass.

I’m not proud of this fact, but it’s true. In order to quell said meat cravings we have been eating a lot of phony meats. Fake chicken. Fake hotdogs. Fake meatballs. I know a lot of vegetarians prefer not to eat foods that are meant to taste like animals, but I’m a newbie here and I’m doing what must be done. So far, so good. Although, the idea of burying my face in a plate of buffalo wings is still highly tempting.

The one down side, it’s really best not to sit next to me.

I’m not planning on giving up this goal of mine (at least not anytime soon), so I’m hoping my digestive tract catches up with me or I’ll be banned from spin classes forever more. As it is now I’ve been strategically been placing myself in the back corner of every aerobics class I’ve been taking.

Bad Kim, no soy dogs for you.


A dense whole wheat bread toasted and slathered with cottage cheese, freshly crushed pepper, and tomato is basically heaven on Earth. This may just be my favorite breakfast ever, but for some reason I haven’t had it in quite a while. I coupled it with some fresh plum and kiwi slices.


I took my laptop to a café for a change of scenery while I worked. I also gobbled down a salad and tomato soup combo.


The Fella and I had a Groupon for vegan feast at Vegetarian Paradise 2 near NYU. This vegan restaurant happens to be his favorite restaurant in all the land…and with good reason.

These suckers right here are Fried Chick’n. I’ve had a lot of fake meat in my day, but this is by far the best, meatiest fake chicken ever. Also, the dipping sauce was scrumptious, when we asked the waiter he said it was a mix of BBQ and Honey Mustard. Go figure.

But wait, there’s more…

These are Chick’n wings with chili sauce

We split spicy “duck” and mixed veggies, and…

“Chick’n kabobs” but I thought they were supposed to be ribs. Basically these bad boys tasted like BBQ sauce.

Totally worth the smelly aftermath. Sorry tomorrow’s spin class.