Does anyone have some tips on dealing with anger? When I get angry, I feel it fill my body and I have no healthy way to let it out, so excuse me while I vent for
way longer than necessary just a minute. I went to a Thai restaurant and ordered a vegetarian dish with tofu. After eating a small amount, I discovered a rogue piece of chicken in my meal. Needless to say, vegetarian Kelly was not happy but the damage was done and any impending intestinal issues couldn’t be avoided. The waitress asks if I wanted a box and I explained what happened and why I wasn’t happy. She asked if I wanted it remade, so I told her I was basically afraid it would happen again. Here I’ll point out that I was doing an amazing job of not yelling, crying, or making a scene of any sort, which for me is impressive.
The waitress offered no apology, did nothing to assuage my fears that it was raining chicken in their kitchen, and still made me pay for 75% (!!!!!) of the meal. Seriously, lady? You might think “Restaurant policy, not her fault” which I would agree with if I hadn’t heard her telling the people in the back she thought I should pay because I suggested Josh take the leftovers in front of her. Seriously? She’d rather perfectly good (though meat infected) food be thrown away than eaten by someone else? I sat there for a solid fifteen minutes debating if I should leave her a tip, and ultimately left only 10% (and felt like a terrible person for it). If you eat meat, you probably don’t understand what the big deal is but at this point in my life, I haven’t eaten chicken in 13+ years and my body reacts terribly to it – even something that’s just touched chicken (especially a super liquid-y dish like this one) or has chicken broth.
So. Needless to say, I’m full of rage and wrote this long, angry post alongside a recipe that is nothing but happy. S’mores Pop Tarts were my favorite thing as a kid and I’ve been sad for well over a decade that they have gelatin. I’ve been trying for at least that long to find a replacement and for the last 3 years to create one on my own. I finally succeeded last weekend and have been doing a happy dance ever since. Bonus: they’re whole grain and can be made vegan. I’ll be baking another batch and anger eating my way through them. If anyone wants to send a massage my way to de-stress, I’ll send them these pastries in return 😉
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