What is a happy veggie foodie?

A happy veggie foodie is someone like me: A vegetarian (no meat, no fish) who truly enjoys food  and cooking. We like food that has taste, flavor, is creative, and fun. A veggie foodie is happy when restauranteurs, chefs, and event menu planners understand that vegetarians like  food. We’re not on a perpetual diet. We don’t want to live on salad. We aren’t lesser customers. We want to try new, interesting things–not just salad, steamed veggies, and veggies stuffed with rice. We want flavor and taste.

We enjoy creative, tasty food. We get excited when we have more than 2 main dish options on a menu that look good.  We love restaurants and events that offer us things that look and taste good…whether it’s a creative new dish, a new play on something old, or occasinally an old standard.  We get sad, on the other hand, when the meatatarains get something really cool and we’re told the veggie option is a  vegetable plate. booh. steamed vegtables are boring. so are veggies stuffed with plain rice. Most of the time, these things lack the flavor we crave. I also am bummed when they point to a menu’s salad section and say “see, we have lots of options”. yes, but are they good?

A shout out to two DC sushi retaurants for making me happy.  Today we looked at the menus for 2 sushi restaurants–Tono Sushi and Sushi Unni–that make the cut. They had cool stuff. Tono had a crunchy, spicy tofu roll…it was sooh good. Unni had a squash tempura roll and a few others that sounded fabulous (we haven’t tried it yet though).

I’d love your input–what do you want to see on this blog? What recipes do you want to see? Ingredients you want to figure out how to use?

About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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