Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's time to eat totally Vegan

So, it's been a while since I ate meat (5 weeks), and I don't miss it.  There are a couple of things that I still eat that are not vegan.  Those are ... half and half in my coffee and cheese on my pizza.  I don't drink other dairy products and I rarely eat cheese unless it's in my pizza.  I bought some egg replacement, found nutritional yeast in bulk at Whole Foods, along with a host of other bulk items including brown rice (just fabulous!), and I have vegan margarine (not Earth Balance, but light Smart Balance which is easier for me to find).  I need to cross over that morning coffee hump and develop a taste for it black.  I drink tea without lemon or sweetener.  I should be able to do it with coffee.  Pizza is another matter.  :::big sigh:::  It's our staple dinner every Friday.  I will either need to order a small without cheese for myself or begin making my own pizza dough and preparing one to pop into the oven for myself on Fridays.  I tried Daiya cheese and it was OK ... just OK. I know most people who eat Vegan rave about that cheese substitute.  I dunno.  Maybe pizza without sauce will be the way to go.  I'll have to experiment.

So, on September 5, 2010, there is a 21-Day Kickstart program.  I signed up to do it.  I'll be moving toward drinking black coffee and finding a workable solution for my pizza dilemma before then.  I like eating vegetarian and really want to move to eating vegan. I have bought 4 great vegan cookbooks (LOVE Vegan Comfort Food - has to be my favorite, but the others rock, too!) and I have so many blogs I'm actively following and a couple of great cooking websites (LOVE 101 Cookbooks) that have routinely inspired me to try new dishes.  It's time to take it to a new level.  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. My husband likes to use Silk soy creamer in his coffee. I am not sure if you can find that in your area or not. It is only in 1 grocery store here.

    I love reading your blog. I have just recently gone back to being a vegetarian. One of my favorite vegan cookbooks is Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson. All of her cookbooks rock!