When I told my mother my blog title, she told me not everyone speaks French, so not everyone will get it. She said I ought to explain it. I dismissed this idea because I dismiss a lot of my mother's ideas before realizing she's right. (Don't tell her I said so.) But recently a couple people have asked me about it, and stumbled over trying to pronounce it because - surprise - not everyone speaks French. So:
The French word for vegetarian is vegetarien.* The french word for Vegan is Vegetalien.* I love lions. And so - Vegetalion.* It's a subtle difference in pronunciation, making my username a play on words. It's cute, really. I swear.
and because I wanted to relate this post somehow to food, a marinated-then-baked tofu, kale, and roasted sweet potato meal roomie Michele and I made last week:
*- there are actually accents above the Es in these words, but I don't know eough html to insert accents.