Enough With the Vegan Stuff

First, let me make it clear I have nothing against people who choose to eat vegan. What other people want to eat is none of my business. I just wish the rest of the world would return the favor.

Let me check my news article sites. Hmm. Why I should be a vegan. Why the world should be vegans. Vegans angry because restaurants won’t buy separate appliances to cook their food on.

On to recipe sites. Fake meat ads. Vegan recipes heavily pushed. Youtube recipe videos are the same, at least three vegan for every meat recipe.

Okay, part of it I can understand. As a gardener, I am always on the lookout for new ways to use vegetables and fruit. But I don’t need the recipes to be vegan or even vegetarian. And I most certainly do not need recipes that include non-normal ingredients. Tofu need not apply.

Mixed in those articles have been ones about vegans complaining they are being picked on and sneered at by non-vegans. I never condone being mean to anyone, but maybe whoever is behind this big media push should consider that it may be counterproductive. Most of us are just fine being omnivores, and have no plans to change.

To be honest, this isn’t really a vegan thing. This is a media thing. I remember seeing the same flood with Keto, Atkins, Paleo, and so on and so forth. There is always a new ‘healthy’ lifestyle fad just around the corner. But no matter how hard they try, no amount of internet articles and Youtube videos is going to influence my diet.

This was originally posted on my old blog, Middle Class Poor.

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