The letter for the day with the Blogging A to Z Challenge is V. It’s also What I Ate Wednesday hostessed by the lovely Jenn over at Peas & Crayons, and for the month of April we’re all adding veggies to our meals. Be sure to travel over to the B/A-Z website to view some other bloggers and to P&C to drool over some good food. Here…you’ll get the combo platter! Time for a veggie badge!
Those of you who read BCDC regularly know that I am a vegetarian and have been for about 22 years. I can’t remember exactly when it happened but that’s a decent approximation. I did it after joining Weight Watchers 25 years ago, but that’s a story for another letter.
I’m not the kind of person to beat other people over the head about it. I did it for health reasons and I think that overall, I’ve been proven right in that aspect. I’m pretty healthy and take no medications. As my friend from college, Valerie likes to say, I’m not an annoying vegetarian. Although I’m happy to share my knowledge with you, I won’t try to reform you.
One of the tricky things about being vegetarian though, is that it’s not always easy to get food prepared the way I want it in certain restaurants. This past weekend I had a very good experience.
We were heading out to celebrate our friend Judy’s birthday. Her choice was Don Pablo’s. I hadn’t been there for a long time and didn’t really remember what their choices were like. Mexican food is sometimes easy for me but sometimes not. This worked out well.
We started with tasty cheese quesadilla for appetizer. Can’t go wrong there!
Lots of chips for the others but of course, No Chips For Me!
They offered fajitas which is usually a good choice but I noticed they also had a fajita salad. The regular fajitas had Portobello mushroom as an option but the salad did not. I asked our server if I could combine it and she was happy to do that for me. I was SO pleased with what they served me…
All mixed together with the honey lime dressing…I’ve got to try to re-create this dressing…So Good! It was a wonderful dinner and I couldn’t have been more happy with Don Pablo’s! We were seated quickly, our server was very friendly and helpful and I got what I wanted! Who can ask for more than that!
It was cold and rainy outside, but inside Don Pablo’s, we had a great time!
Consider making more vegetarian choices when you go out to eat and when you prepare your foods at home. I don’t think anyone would have been disappointed with this dinner and it’s just good for you. But don’t worry, I won’t be too annoying about it!
Remember to head over to the Blogging A to Z Challenge and to Peas & Crayons to see what’s going on for WIAW. Read some, comment some and have a Very Veggie Day!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!