Carrie Underwood in a dress made of tofu? It could happen, as the vegetarian star joked to the morning show at radio station KMLE in Phoenix last week.

Asked if she'd every wear a dress made of meat, as Lady Gaga recently did at the MTV Video Music Awards, Carrie told the station's Tim Hattrick and Willy D. Loon, "I'm going to have to go with 'no' on that. Maybe soy, or a tofurkey dress. It's currently in the works," she joked, which prompted Willy to suggest she wear "a Versoyce."

Asked by the station's Andrea Hiland why she became a vegetarian in the first place, Carrie noted that a lot of media outlets have gotten the story wrong. "I quit eating beef when I was young because I grew up on a farm," she said. "A lot of people kind of take it to the extreme, like I'm anti-everything, but it's definitely an industry that I respect. My whole family eats meat, and so does [husband] Mike [Fisher].

"But they were like my pets," she said of the farm animals. "I bottle-fed them, and I had a very close bond with some of them. Once I learned why we had them, that was that. It was a pretty traumatic experience."

Carrie also discussed her recent wedding to Mike, who plays for the Ottawa Senators, and their plans for seeing each other once hockey season begins and Carrie's tour resumes Sept. 25, with dates booked through Dec. 19.

She admitted that reports she cited the Pledge of Allegiance to keep from crying during her summer wedding were true.

"Right before we moved to where the ceremony was going to be, I was in my little cabin area with my sisters and my mom, and I was like, 'Man, I know I'm going to cry because that's the kind of person I am,'" she said. "I get choked up and I can't get rid of that lump in my throat. And once the waterworks start, it's impossible to turn them off. My sister said, 'Say the Pledge of Allegiance, that's what I do,' and it worked."

Carrie then joked, "I don't remember anything about the ceremony, but I said the Pledge of Allegiance 53 times."

The newlyweds have yet to coordinate their busy fall schedules. "We really need to just sit down-which we haven't done yet-and just look at our schedules and say, 'OK, I'm off this day. What are you doing? Where are you at?' and work on it that way, but I don't know when we'll see each other."

Still, she said, their equally busy fall plans are "really quite perfect. I wouldn't want to be stuck in Ottawa when he's gone for two weeks doing away stuff, because they'll go on the road for a couple of weeks at a time sometimes," she said. "I have my thing. he has his thing, and we're both very supportive of each other."

Finally, asked if her dog, Ace, will be wearing the pink tuxedo he sported at the wedding when Carrie performs in the Phoenix area Oct. 3, she said, "No tuxedo. He's usually naked most of the time. That's how he rolls."