Thursday, September 25, 2014
MoFo #25: Cowspiracy & Burgers
Tonight I took my mom to see Cowspiracy at our local theater. The group Florida Voices for Animals arranged the screening. The theater was about two-thirds full, so that's upbeat! I told her that it was not going to be a graphic movie, so she did not freak out about going to an animal rights type movie. She really seemed to like Howard Lyman's comments and even picked up some literature. I've been trying to talk to her about being vegan and eating a plant-based diet while I'm home because she has borderline cholesterol and high blood pressure. She says it's genetic, but I have my doubts. She definitely has some lifestyle habits she could change. She doesn't eat much beef, but she does eat chicken, dairy, and pork in addition to smoking and consuming copious amounts of caffeine. (I can definitely tell where I got my caffeine addiction from, haha.) She is very active because our yard requires A LOT of upkeep, she works on 1.5 acres for the house and let the goats maintain the back 1.5 acres. The ironic part of the day is that we went to Red Robin (a fast casual burger joint) for lunch. It was that or Panera Bread. I wanted the unlimited french fries. I got a Boca vegan burger on a sesame bun. The website says the bun is free of dairy and eggs, they use soybean oil for frying, and they offer a vegetarian Gardenburger and a vegan Boca patty at no extra charge. I had my burger, fries, and extra serving of fries. Not bad, but they don't seem to grill the patty. I guess that prevents cross-contamination. It was a nice to try a new place, but I don't think there will be any Red Robins near me in the near future.