Are You Stuck Inside a Diet Box?

The other night, I perplexed my waiter when I ordered their ‘100% vegan pizza’ topped with vegan sausage, cheese, & vegetable, and then subbed out the regular crust for their gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust, which was not vegan.

He asked me if I was sure? I calmly said ‘yes’.

If you could be a fly on the wall in my kitchen, you would often see other, similar combinations, such as:

  • Organic almond milk as the base of a smoothie containing organic, grass-fed whey protein powder.
  • Cauliflower-based ‘macaroni & cheese’, made with dairy-free cheese, and also with goat milk yogurt.
  • Lentil & vegetable stew made in an organic bone broth.

I haven’t eaten gluten in a decade, and, I’m reluctant to even say that I’m on a gluten-free diet.

I’m not on any diet. I have a diet.

I do eat animal foods, and I also eat a lot of plants.

Vegan, Paleo, plant-based, gluten-free … I simply eat what works for me, and avoid what doesn’t.

It’s more correct to say that certain kinds of animal and plant foods, such as gluten, or, poorly sourced animal foods, don’t work for me.

No labels or boxes necessary.

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