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| March 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

On vegetarians: I have a new found respect for vegetarians who work in my office complex. See, I have been lax about bringing lunch to work over the past week and have had to use the cafeteria to fulfill that dietary requirement. However I had quickly learned that the cafeteria isn’t always a vegetarian-friendly place. Granted, there is always a salad bar and usually a vegetarian soup available, but who wants to eat soup and salad every day?

On the best days there is a fish entree, the usual soup and salad and a vegetarian sandwich. But those days are few and far between. It’s no wonder to me now why some people I work with are forever just getting some fruit and salad for lunch – there are limited options if you aren’t eating meat.

On restaurant choices: After a meal out this weekend where I was forced to choose between a caesar salad and a plate of fried stuff (I went with the fried stuff for flavor), I remembered how hard it can be to eat out when you are on a restricted diet. Little things other people take for granted – like variety – become a serious issue when you are a vegetarian at a steak house (or a diabetic at a bakery, or some other similar situation). As friends and family members, we should be thoughtful of our loved ones limitations and help them to have a happy dining experience too.

And other stuff . . .

Okay, this was all a great big lead up. I don’t want to make a huge deal of it, but it is a huge deal for me. And I am super, super excited. Who wouldn’t be? Okay, okay, I will stop beating around the bush!

I was recently approached by a publisher to write a cookbook. After throwing around ideas for a few weeks, we came to an agreement on a subject and timetable on Tuesday. And yesterday, I signed the contract.

I’m writing a cookbook!!!!

Edited to Add: Unfortunately, things didn’t work out with the publisher and my cookbook was never published. However, I do plan to write a cookbook eventually. It’s in my plan.

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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