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!