View Full Version : "Jealousy" at lunch...
06-26-2005, 06:58 PM
The other day at work I was eating w/ some coworkers... I brought out a HUGE cooler bag & unloaded a bunch of containers... I proceeded to assemble an amazing salad of mixed greens, thinly sliced green apples & fennel, drizzled over some plum paste & olive oil dressing and topped w/ segments of ruby grapefruit.
My coworkers were all laughing & telling me how ridiculous it was to go through all that work to bring lunch from home in all those containers & spend so much time putting it all together when the cafeteria has "cheap" & easy food.
I sat & ate w/ them & noticed how they all looked longingly at my lunch... I asked them if what they had was anywhere near as good as mine. One by one they all said no -- and they asked for the recipe to my salad!!!! :p
I hope to see more huge lunch bags around the cafeteria very soon!!! ;)
06-26-2005, 07:10 PM
HA! That seems to happen a lot , its annoying but cute at the same time :p
06-26-2005, 09:14 PM
i was at a family (inlaws) birthday party for a one year old cousin a few weekends back (yippee). it was in the middle of the day and i knew it would be a barbque type thing. having been a vegetarian (unhealthy one) for years, normally i would have just ate chips, fruit, bread or whatever snacks i could find. well THIS time i brought a huge salad with sprouts, sugar snap peas, almonds, i peeled an orange right then and there and put it on with my dressing. i literally had a dozen people STOP IN THEIR TRACKS watching me prepare this thing. they were all making polite comments and saying it looked healthy. the funny thing is, i was not sure what to say to them. i just said i was eating healthier and this was a complete and healthy meal for me.
just had to comment that it happens to me too. my co workers ask me every time they see me eat, they yell "IS THAT RAW?"
06-26-2005, 09:16 PM
Good for you! When I was veggie and working for companies where I "had" to attend dinners, I would call ahead and ask what they had for vegetarians. They would always come up with the BEST looking steamed veggie plates. My co-workers would eye it longingly asking how I got that while they had some limp dead animal on their plate and a "side" salad.
More power to ya!!!!
06-27-2005, 06:37 AM
Wow, Msmia! That salad sounds amazing.
I've had the same thing happen to me at work - I prepare a good looking salad and everyone tells me it looks REALLY good. =)
How are you doing?
Sharon in Colorado
06-27-2005, 11:12 AM
That is great! I bet you felt on top of the world. Isn't it funny how they were quick to make a harsh comment but then turn around to envy what you ate.
A few years ago when I went raw for the first time (LOL) I brought my own salad to one of those home parties (like Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etc.) where the hostess included dinner. The consultant kept looking at my beautiful salad, whilst everyone else was eating some kind of meat entree and pre-packaged salad. The consultant even stopped her presentation once to look longingly at my plate. It was one of those times that not only was I completely comfortable in a social setting but felt like I was setting a great example.
Several years later we were invited to dinner and I brought the salad. I made a huge bowl of mixed greens, with several additions arranged attractively on top with homemade dressing. The husband said "vegetarians always make the best salads"...which is so true. We take the time to use top quality veggies - we don't pull out a bag of iceberg lettuce with shredded carrots!
07-02-2005, 02:54 PM
I am so happy for you. That is great.
I loved it. I am slowing working on my friends as well.
I gave my friend a fruit basket when she lost her husband. I didnt send flowers.
Fruit is life giving and losing someone you love, you must counteract that with something that is alive.
Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. Enjoy and eat up!!
Keep up the great work and speading the raw life.
Teresa and Mae
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