Day 1: Kinda

My husband and I spent 9 days in the heat and humidity running a fireworks stand. Needless to say, after shutting that thing down, we both felt like we deserved one last hurrah before embarking on our meatless journey. 

Personally, I could think of no better way to end my gluttonous lifestyle than by visiting our favorite taco truck.  Hubby didn’t disagree…I mean…go big or go home, right?


**insert Jesus snickering**

The taco truck was closed.  It was actually 1:30 am in the morning on July 5th so technically, we shouldn’t have been trying to eat burritos and quesadillas anyway.  This was divine intervention because, at that time of the morning, the only other alternative was Jack in the Box and…well…hell no.

No offense to Jack and the many people who love him but….naw.

It should have ended there, it really should have.  We were filthy and exhausted.  We should have just taken a shower and climbed into bed but...

We didn’t.

I found a package of hot dogs and broiled them within an inch of their lives.

That’s right.

Our last meaty meal was a couple of scorched hot dogs with cheese eggs.


**insert Jesus scream laughing and pointing**

“When does our meatless month start?”  My husband asked.

“Ummm…technically today…but this doesn’t count,” I answered.

“No, it counts,” He told me.  “If you eat meat you have to start over from day 1.”

He said it so casually.

I decided to see his, start over at day one…and raise him a group penalty.

“How about…if either of us eats meat…we BOTH have to start over at day one.”

He looked at me like I was crazy.

“Seriously,” I continued.  “Think about it.  You don’t want me mad at you…and I don’t want you mad at me…so that’s motivation for both of us to stay on track.”

I’m not sure if he agreed to that but…he’s pretty much stuck with it so…

Technically this is not day one…but after eating our pitiful last meal and catching a few hours of sleep, we ran our errands and then sat down to a very nice vegan lunch at Chimera, a cute little restaurant in downtown Tulsa. 

He had a salad.  Boring.

I was hungry, ok? I forgot to take a pic before I started eating. Please ignore hubby stealing a sweet potato chip.

I was hungry, ok? I forgot to take a pic before I started eating. Please ignore hubby stealing a sweet potato chip.

I had a Free Mason Burger, and at $13 it was worth every penny!  According to the menu, the Free Mason Burger is a savory quinoa-chickpea patty with grilled onions, spinach, pickles, tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, and horseradish aioli.

It. Was. The. Bomb.

I also had a DELICIOUS drink with no name.  


No, really. It has no name. It was just listed as the “Juice of the Day” with the ingredients: Pineapple, Apple, Pear, Beet, Strawberry, Ginger, and Jalapeno.

It had an AWESOME kick to it!

I could only eat half of my burger but trust me, the other half did not go to waste.  I had it for dinner.  I can honestly say that my “kinda” Day 1 on this meatless journey went very well.  This is going to be a piece of cake.