Sunday, March 15, 2009

I may have a problem

As my long-term readers know, I have been a vegetarian for many years. During that time, I have tried to go vegan or mostly vegan many times and always end up not being able to eliminate all eggs and dairy from my diet. For the last few years (since learning that D is lactose intolerant), I have cooked vegan at home 99% of the time and rarely even buy real cheese. We will order pizza sometimes or I'll eat some eggs at IHOP or have cheese on a veggie burger or something. Well, on Friday, H and I stopped in at Costco to get a few things and they were giving out samples of cheese. H suggested we buy some, because whenever I make veggie tacos, he isn't crazy about the non-dairy cheese that we use. 

We bought a block of Cotswold. Oh. My. God. It is sooo tasty and I have found that I can't stop eating it. I made nachos with it the other night. I have been cutting off pieces and eating it. I shredded some onto some leftover vegan chili for lunch. I feel absolutely horrible about eating it, too. I am quite overweight these days (on a mostly vegan diet!), so I shudder to think how huge I would become if I went back to a dairy-laden diet. I also feel bad, because I really don't like the idea of drinking cow's milk, either. I'm a little afraid what H will think when he sees how much of the cheese has been eaten already. It's just good I am going back to work tomorrow and will be away from that evil cheese! Help me!

ETA: I think I have PMS, too... Maybe that could explain my bizarre cheese cravings?!?!


Anonymous said...

yes, i say blame it entirely on the pms. and once its gone, you can't eat anymore, so really its a good thing.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Yes. Blame the PMS!

...that cheese looks AWESOME!

Julep said...

Cheese is the primary reason I haven't transitioned from vegetarian to vegan. I totally understand your pain.

Seeking Solace said...

Yeah, I have to say that cheese is something I would want to have in my life.

That does look yummy!

I get want you are saying though. I thought I could go full vegetarian, but I found that I need seafood in my life, especially seafood with omega-3's. I guess it's just our bodies telling us that we can only go so far.

Super Babe said...

Ummh... cheese. That's the reason I couldn't go vegan... I mean, cows naturally make milk, right? So if it's cow friendly maybe it's ok (at least you can convince yourself of that)...

About the cravings... yes, blame it on pms... Maybe you could exchange a piece of cheese and have that and skip the bread? (Says the girl who is really watching what she's eating these days because she's unhappy with her lack of exercise and gain of weight?) :)