Don’t be a chicken

Weekends always tend to be a little more …indulgent than weekdays for me and this weekend was no different!

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My French Breakfast on Saturday was one third of a fresh baguette with butter and jam (and an Americano)

Pad Thai, burgers (from organic beef and made at  home!), chips and guac, blueberry waffles, a “French breakfast,” and a chicken bacon wrap were just some of my splurges from Friday to Sunday.

The worst offender (based on my Veg Voyage standards) being the chicken bacon wrap that I had for lunch on Sunday. My SO and I ate at a restaurant we frequent often, Aqui, and I usually get a veg option (even before I started on my voyage) but yesterday, I was seriously craving MEAT! Like, I hadn’t even been satisfied all weekend from the Pad Thai w/prawns or the ridiculous amount of comforting carbohydrates I had with my French breakfast. I needed animal style protein and I needed it then! So, I ate meat. Again. Granted, Aqui does do a pretty good job at incorporating natural ingredients into their menu and says they use free-range chicken, they don’t guarantee it is used in everything. And while I hope the chicken in my wrap was of the free range variety and Little Pecky and Fluffy had good lives… I’m not 100% sure.

When I got home, I was considering cutting this voyage short and adding it to the (long) list of ideas I had far too much enthusiasm for and too little follow through. Besides, at this point, I haven’t actually shared The Veg Voyage with anyone. It’s just floating around in cyber space getting little (if any!) traffic, so it’s not like I would be letting any loyal readers down…

Then, this morning, over my afternoon snack of (more) chips and guac (yes, I’m addicted), I saw this video and knew my voyage was not done yet! I decided not to chicken out, write this post about my slip up and carry on.

I still am trying not to eat meat outside of my house; I still have a lot more learning to do about commonly used words/phrases in order to decipher what they actually mean and how animals are actually treated; and I need to figure out more interesting things to post about (because, really, who just wants to read about my slip-ups and weekend splurges?) but, I’m going to continue  documenting my efforts for a more compassionate diet.

Until next time… #VegOut

♡ Ashley

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