HOLY BEAN BALLS BATMAN!!!!
Well not for today, but I do start my Vegan “challenge” of a sorts. The past few years that I have participated in Vegan Month of Food aka Vegan MoFo I have just tried to cook and post as much Vegan food as possible. Well it hasn’t worked out very well. As you see, I am an omnivore so be careful when cruising my blog because if it doesn’t say it is Vegan than it isn’t. I do have a lot of Vegan content on here though and I do stick to the rules for the month of September for only posting Vegan items. So with that being said let’s get down to business.
Last year I really wanted to go Vegan for the month, but was unable to because I had recently had a baby. I know there are many Vegans who have babies and everything is fine. But because I am an omnivore, if I was going to go Vegan while breastfeeding I wanted to do it correctly and under the supervision of a doctor. Well being a mother of two little girls, that would just take too much time. So I waited until this year.
For the month of September, I am going Vegan. WOOT!!!!!
The plan for this past weekend was to prep a bunch of Vegan Burgers, but with the family and falling asleep all the time (Hot Yoga and 5k training have been sucking my energy away) I was unable to. I did however go shopping with my youngest (1 year old) and picked up all of my non-perishable and some perishable ingredients. I went thru my collection of Vegan Cookbooks and picked out recipes that I wanted to try. I figured it is also an opportunity to get more veg into my family.
This morning I am making Whole Wheat French Bread (in the bread maker), Chicky Tuna Salad Sandwiches and Bistro Beet Burgers (pages 99 and 82, from Isa Does it). I am also soaking chickpeas for the Falafel Burgers (page 85 in Isa Does it). I incidentally wasn’t paying attention when I was shopping, being with a 1 year old and all, and I picked up Pita Bread that wasn’t vegan. So, I will be making my own mini pitas this week for the Falafel Burgers. All of the excess burgers I am freezing after I cook them so that I can have quick meals for lunch and or dinner when I am at work.
I didn’t really have anything crazy for breakfast this morning. I had a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea while I herded my two girls around and then shoved a vanilla coconut yogurt into my mouth. I am going to have the Chicky Tuna Salad for lunch and the Bistro Beet Burger for dinner. I am considered not having one of them on bread and incorporating a salad to that meal. Tomorrow my diet will change a bit because I am started another round of the 21 days fix, but doing it Vegan this time. It is mainly about portion control and making sure I stick to healthy food groups. Granted that won’t affect what I make because Momma needs some sweets in her life and I like to cook. So I might just have a small portion of something’s and only tastes of others.
I will be blogging about my experience with going Vegan and how I am feeling each day with going Vegan in an omnivore household.
It should be interesting, so Stay tuned :)