The ingredients HAVE to have meat, dairy, eggs or I'm passing it by. For instance, if I pick up a cucumber, I'm going to read the ingredients. If it is not meat/dairy/or egg filled, that is one sorry cucumber. They shouldn't make it that way.
(I posted the above on Facebook and it drew a response from a fellow Orthodox Christian, Christopher Barton, who attends my parish. The following is a record of our conversation):
Sophocles said:As well, things that live in the water are gonna have to work hard for awhile to make it on my plate.
Christopher said:We need foods made with real carnivore ingredients. I'm already planning on acting a fool at a churrascaria.
Sophocles said:Dude, I feel ya. Are you gonna let the meat fall out of your mouth onto your chin and shirt?
Well said. I guess I was being silly. Still, putting a few eggs in your pockets and some mozzarella sticks on each ear(instead of cigarettes-those are unhealthy) as you walk out should still be within the pale of good taste. Hmm...maybe I'll join you.
Christopher said:That reminds me, whilst we all prepare for meat gorging I don't want to leave out the pillaging I am going to do to sweet, sweet dairy. Especially dairy paired with meat, I'm looking at you Pasticcio.
Sophocles said:One thing I have learned about Pasticcio, there is NEVER enough or plenty.
We could do pasta, on top of meat... then some sort of cream sauce? I agree, we need to run this thing to be as big as possible. Pizza is definitely on my extensive Bright Week hit list.