Wednesday, November 13, 2013

An accidental vegan (kinda) :)

Since our son didn’t care for fleischigs/b’sari/meat (red meat or poultry) as a child, my husband and I got very much out of the habit of cooking fleishigs at home, and have long considered it a treat to go to a fleishig restaurant.  After roughly a week of being dairy-free (in addition to gluten-free), however, it finally occurred to me that eating out, even in a dairy restaurant, left me with a small problem—just about all restaurant desserts other than fruit contain wheat, dairy, or both.  Nu, if I want fruit for dessert, I can get it straight from the ‘fridge at home—I don’t need to go to a restaurant to eat fruit.

Fortunately, a vegetarian friend had introduced us to a kosher vegan restaurant that offered gluten-free desserts.  So we went there on Monday night before Israeli folk dancing, and to a different kosher vegan restaurant last night before a lecture at Drisha.  I never thought the day would come when I’m rather eat barbecued tempeh than chicken kebab, but it’s worth it for the cashew or pumpkin “cheesecake.”


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