September 6th, 2021

on the res

food in bc picture post

By popular demand, here is a food picture post. I don't always take photos of my food, but usually i do. They're not often very good pictures, but you get the idea.

What you'll find following my eating as i go is that i start getting less rigid about staying vegan, and also that i am eating relatively a lot of junk food.

For me, my reasoning behind trying to eat vegan is to minimize my carbon footprint, so i don't care too much if every now and then there is some meat stock in a gravy or an egg in my aioli. I'm also pragmatic. In some rural towns there really is no vegan option. When you go to Tim Hortons (chain coffee and donut shop that is near-ubiquitous in Canada) you can at least get a bagel with peanut butter. But in really small towns, there is no Tim Hortons. There is just a gas station and perhaps a local diner or coffee shop, and everything has cream cheese or butter or bacon or whatever. I don't want to be that asshole who is like "bring me a sandwich, hold everything except the bread and the lettuce", so i eat what there is.

But also, sometimes, like with tacos, i just say "fuck it" and get the meat because tacos are delicious. I have several standing "cheat" meals that i will usually eat without feeling any guilt. Those are: mapo tofu, tacos with carnitas and fish and chips.

On junk food... I don't know how many calories i am burning cycling 5-8 hours every day, but it's a lot more than i burned hanging out at home doing nothing. I used to eat 2 meals a day - a sandwich and coffee for breakfast, and a two-dish greens and beans (tofu) for dinner. Now i have porridge for breakfast, a sandwich and snacks throughout the day, and any time i find a town with a restaurant i stop and eat. Having a big plate of burger and fries (or a poutine!) is now something my body needs to stop from wasting away, instead of something that makes me feel gluttonous and bloated after i ate it.

I don't have any photos of my camping food in this BC set, so you will get that when i do a prairie food post. This is mostly restaurant stuff. Enjoy!

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Heading into the prairies there is a lot more meat and cheese coming up. Also some of the food out of my Ursack. I might post those in a week or so. High plains photos to come at the next pitstop with decent wifi. Time to get going again...