So I have stayed away from meat for 12 days now and I got to say, it’s been really easy. The cheese and eggs were a bit harder to stay away from, but I have for the most part. I’d say that I have been about 95% vegan for 12 days now. My family has been vegetarian since then, as it was harder for them to stay away from dairy and eggs. My daughter doesn’t think that she can be vegan because she’s afraid of missing out on mac & cheese and yogurt. We’re trying some alternatives and so far she has liked some and not others. I will give it some time, but I’m surely not going to force her into it. The decisions will be hers – but when she’s old enough I am surely going to expose her to some of the animal cruelty I’ve seen for the sake of milk and eggs, nonetheless.
So for a few examples of delicious meals that I have made in the last 12 days…
Felafels with cucumber, tomato, carrot, dill salsa and a side of coconut roasted sweet potatoes, which I found using a great app from Whole Foods. I actually used sweet potatoes, not yams, which is why mine are white, not orange. They were delicious!
I know that we need to reduce the oil intake as well, so next time I’m going to try baking the felafels and see how that goes.
Last night I just threw some stuff together really quick and it turned out pretty dang good. I cooked brown rice in vegetable broth, then added some corn, black beans, onions, peppers and fresh cilantro. I also sauteed some potatoes with onions and dill. I also warmed up some fake chickn fingers for Kathy and Maya and they really enjoyed those. I took all of the ingredients I made and threw it into a whole wheat burrito with some fresh pico de gallo I made. If I can make anything Mexican, i will.