Beca: [quickly interrupts her] -vegan? yep… yes I am… I’ve almost made it a year meat-free now so [awkwardly throws fist unenthusiastically into the air] yayme.
It goes quiet. The Bellas look at Beca in confusion and she looks at Fat Amy who’s grinning at her. Fat Amy nudges Beca and she looks down at her feet.
Chloe hasn’t really noticed. She’s too busy moving her hair into the ‘perfect’ position, watching Chicago whilst biting her bottom lip.
Chicago: Okay so nine of these ladies want to try your best beef burgers later.
Anthony rolls his eyes at Beca then slinks off. Chloe steps forward to yell after Anthony:
Chloe: I can’t wait to try your meat! Uh…beef! Your beef! BURGERS! I can’t wait to try your beef burgers…
Aubrey pulls the back of Chloe’s coat so she steps back again. Chloe looks flustered and shoots Chicago an embarrassed smile. Aubrey shoots the man an apologetic smile:
Aubrey: Ha! We Americans just love food…-
Fat Amy coughs obviously.
Aubrey: -…and Australians! We all just…love food…
There’s a pause as Chicago looks at The Bellas curiously - Chloe beaming and nodding with enthusiasm, the others smiling awkwardly - then he continues to walk on, leading them to the next location of interest. Chloe walks close behind him eagerly, Aubrey close to her to try to keep her in check.
Fat Amy nudges Beca again as they follow the Bellas, talking in a low teasing voice,
FatAmy: You’re vegan now??
Beca looks at Fat Amy unimpressed, talking in a low voice as the Australian grins broadly at her.
Beca: Shut up.
FatAmy: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a toner so huge.
Beca: Dude seriously, shut up.
FatAmy: I’ve crushed on lots of people before…
Beca rolls her eyes and sighs as they continue to follow the group.
FatAmy: …but I’ve never gone vegan for them!
Beca: I not going vegan for her. I’ll just…swap my meal with her…
FatAmy: Every meal.
Beca: [shrugs] Yeah.
FatAmy: Three times a day.
FatAmy: For the next six weeks.
Beca: [shrugs] Chloe shouldn’t be treated differently just because she’s vegan, you know.
The group begin to slow to a stop.
FatAmy: [frowning] The woman needs a separate meal Beca. It’s her life choice. She’s only ever going to be different.
Beca: [sighing quietly] I’m not talking to you about this any more…
They reach the rest of the Bellas and stop. Beca’s watching Chloe with a soft smile. Chloe is still beaming eagerly at Chicago as the man motions to the bathrooms at the back of the hanger they’re in.
FatAmy: [leaning towards Beca and muttering in a really low voice] Admit it. You’ve got it baa-aad.
Beca rolls her eyes and looks to the ceiling in mild frustration.
Anthony: Hey! Vegan!
The Bellas and Chicago all turn to see that Anthony has charged over to them and has a bag in his hand. He stops and holds it up at Beca who is looking a bit shocked at the man’s unimpressed expression.
Anthony: Hope you like quorn..
Beca has no idea what 'quorn’ is, and from the expressions of all the Bellas but Aubrey and Chloe, they don’t appear to know what 'quorn’ is either. Chloe is noticeably disappointed as she looks longingly at the bag.
Beca: Oh…yeah…quorn’s like…my favourite!
Anthony looks unconvinced by Beca’s uneasy smile, and slinks off again. Beca slowly turns back to look at Chicago and is surprised to see The Bellas looking at her.
Beca: [shrugs] What?
Beca glances awkwardly at Chloe who is still watching, sadly, as Anthony walks away with the bag of 'quorn’. The rest of The Bellas simply smile, having clocked on to what Beca’s doing, then turn back to Chicago as he clears his throat and continues the tour.
As he walks Chloe follows close by, smiling enthusiastically at him. The rest of The Bellas follow, with Beca and Fat Amy at the back.
I guess how depends on why you’re going. Either way though go at your own speed. If you stress yourself out you’re most likely gonna fail. Can cut things out slowly or drop everything at once. Remember why you want to go vegan.
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You’ll realize how ignorant people are, like not always in a whats that mean way in a holy shit wow people suck way. But..a lot of the time it rubs off on other people and sometimes the people around you may question their lifestyle choices and go vegan or vegetarian too, or just eat a lot less meat. When I went vegetarian then vegan my girlfriend went with me and a friend eventually. No one buys dairy milk in my house now and my dad and niece use my vegan butter/milk and faux meats sometimes (mostly because cheaper than meat). It spreads. Inform people. Ignore rudeness but educate. Remember that most of society is still brainwashed. We do not need animal products.
Veganism is not just about animals. These industries are hurting the planet, human health and keeping the hungry hungrier. Remember what’s important and it’s easy and rewarding.
Can you continue the pp3 one where beca is a vegan? Please? It's so amazing? Love your work!
This is just a quick one before I go to bed - so sorry gang! There are many requests in my askbox and I’m trying to get through them but need a good bit of time to do them justice. So, thank you for your patience!
Beca and Fat Amy quickly sit down at a table at the back of the busy restaurant. They keep their heads down as the waiter hands them their menus, and smile politely at him until he leaves.
Fat Amy: *whispers* Remind me again why we’re here?
Beca peers over her menu at a table on the other side of the restaurant. On that table sits Chloe in her beautiful blue sparkly dress, her long red hair in loose curls that flow down her back, and Chicago who looks like he’s won the lottery. Beca begrudgingly admits to herself that he has.
Beca: I told you, I’m going to swap Chloe’s meals for her…
Fat Amy: And I told YOU that this was a CRAZY idea! What are you gonna do, just waltz up to the table and switch the plates while I distract him?
Beca immediately looks at Fat Amy as though she’s just had a brilliant idea. Fat Amy appears to hesitate.
Fat Amy: No way!
Beca: Amy come on! It’s perfect! I’ll order a bunch of vegan food, you distract him somehow, and I’ll switch the plates!
Fat Amy: Great…
Beca: Amy you promised me you’ll support me in this.
Fat Amy: Uhh I believe I said that I’d support you in your fight for Chloe, not that I’d support your crazy ideas that could end with me leaving a restaurant without eating for the first time ever!
Beca: Okay I’m not FIGHTING for Chloe. I’m just trying to make sure she’s happy. And I know that if she won’t have this vegan food she’ll be miserable!
Fat Amy: Alright alright, I’ll do it.
Beca stands up with a deep breath, her menu still in her hands.
Fat Amy: Woah where are you going?
Beca: I need to tell her the plan…
Beca begins to walk from the table but Fat Amy grabs her arm making her stop.
Fat Amy: Beca you can’t just go over there and crash her date!
Beca: I’m not! I’m just going to discreetly pull her to one side.
Fat Amy raises her eyebrows at Beca and the brunette rolls her eyes.
Beca: I mean it! It’s going to be fine!
Fat Amy reluctantly lets Beca go and Beca takes a long route round the restaurant to stay out of Chicago’s line of sight. She stops three tables behind him, keeping herself in plain view of Chloe, and waits patiently. Chloe is midway through listening to something Chicago is saying when she spots Beca, her smile wavering slightly in surprise.
Beca grins and calmly waves Chloe over to her. The redhead makes a polite excuse and gets up from her table while Beca darts around a corner near the kitchen. Moments later Chloe walks up to her, a surprised smile on her face.
Chloe: Beca what are you doing here?
Beca: I was thinking about your dinner predicament and it wasn’t fair of me to tell you what you should or shouldn’t tell Chicago. And then I had an idea. So…
Beca hands the menu to Chloe, having not noticed the woman smiling affectionately at her.
Beca: Pick whatever you want from this menu that you think you’d want to eat tonight. I’ll order it for my table. Then when it arrives, I’ll get Amy to cause a distraction and we’ll switch the plates. That way you don’t need to tell Chicago you’re vegan.
Chloe smiles as she takes the menu and opens it.
Chloe: Beca, I-I don’t know what to say…
Beca: I know, there’s so much to choose from-
Chloe: -No I mean…Why are you doing this for me?
Beca swallows nervously as she looks into Chloe’s bright blue eyes. Beca shrugs.
Beca: Because I love you, and I don’t want you to have a bad date with this guy.
Beca completely misses Chloe’s jaw drop at her casual declaration of ‘love’, as a waiter dashes between them with a large tray holding a couple of large dinner plates on it. Chloe resumes her attention on the menu with a soft smile on her face.
Chloe: This is going to have to be a two-way thing if it’s to work…
Beca moves to stand directly beside Chloe, their arms touch as Beca leans over her to look at the menu.
Chloe: Well you need to tell me what you’d order and I’ll get it for you, so when the plates are switched you can at least eat something you like!
Beca looks up from the menu with a soft smile, catching Chloe’s eyes and the two look at one another for a couple of beats.
Beca: You’re going above and beyond, Beale.
Chloe: Ha! Says the girl who followed me to this restaurant and is willing to switch her meals with me just so I can enjoy my life-choice relatively freely!
Beca: And hide it from your boyfriend don’t forget…
Chloe: NOT my boyfriend yet, thank you!
Chloe: Well yeah, he’s nice, he’s good looking, he’s taking me out for dinner…
Beca: …that you’re going to end up swapping with me…
Chloe let’s out a giggle. Beca grins. Chloe’s smile lowers to a softer one and the two women look at each other affectionately.
SWEET POTATO-BLACK BEAN PASTA SUMMER ROLLS WITH COCONUT-LIME TAHINI SAUCE?! Yes, please!
for the dip
½ cup tahini
¼ cup canned lite coconut milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 ½ tablespoons tamari
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (or hot sauce)
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
for the rolls
½ package of Explore Asia black bean pasta
1 sweet potato, peeled
¼ red cabbage, shredded or very thinly sliced
1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon tamari
½ tablespoon agave syrup
salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado, thinly sliced
8 sheets of rice paper
In a medium bowl, combine all of the dip ingredients and stir together until combined. Set aside.
Use a spiralizer to turn your sweet potato into pasta. If you don’t have a spiralizer, just use a julienne peeler to create ribbon pasta.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Add ½ of the package of black bean pasta and stir. Let cook for about 4 minutes before adding the sweet potato pasta. Let cook for 2 more minutes and pour all of the pasta into a colander. Rinse with cold water to prevent the pasta from cooking any further.
Transfer the sweet potato and black bean pastas to a large bowl. Add the red cabbage and cilantro and add salt and pepper to taste. In a small bowl, mix together the toasted sesame oil, lime juice, tamari, and agave syrup. Toss the salad with the dressing and set aside.
Fill a wide bowl with warm water. Dip one sheet of rice paper in the water and promptly remove it. It should easily bend but not be soft yet. It will continue to absorb the water and get softer. Lay the rice paper out on a dry surface.
About 1 inch from the edge closest to you, place a pile of the pasta salad. The pile should be roughly 1/3 cup, maybe a bit more. Lay 2 to 3 avocado slices over the pasta. Take the edge closest to you and fold it over the filling. Continue to roll, using your fingers to tuck the filling in as you go. Once the filling is completely tucked (about halfway rolled), fold the left and right edges over the filling and continue to roll until completely sealed. Repeat with the remaining rice paper sheets and ingredients. Serve immediately.
hey buddy could you do a toast/sandwitch roundup? no burgers or big stuff, sorta the kind of thing for a snack!
I’m not exactly sure what you’re looking for so I’m just going to go ahead and give you recipes to all of the sandwich/wrap/burger recipes I’ve posted before because then it’ll be helpful for others in the future. Let me know if there’s something in particular you’d like posted. Enjoy!