Thursday, July 19, 2012

I ?%&$ up!

30 day eating in challenge is too difficult for us to do. Yesterday from all the running around we had to stop and eat somewhere outside of home. At first, we bent the challenge a little with only drinks like Coffee, tea, and Smoothies. The kids have grown tired of cold sandwiches. I have also with a smile. But I think I did prove a point to my husband that we needed to cut it out.
So we're still eating vegan. Me mostly. Everyone else at home.
I don't see it as giving up. More like more conscious of what we put in our mouths.
I often wonder what other people do, who are as busy as we are, not eat outside of the home. Or maybe they just don't realize how often they do it. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In other related news ...

Kinda fucked up the other day.
We ate out. 
For those not in the know, I challenged my family to eat vegan and not eat out. So, basically, a hybrid of the books The Art of Eating In and 30 Day Vegan Challenge.
The girls were really busy w/an Audition on the westside and rehearsals in Hollywood.
I haven't gone to the grocery store to do my weekly shopping because I was too tired to walk around the store w/the most annoying people who park their carts in the middle of the aisle.
Or waiting in a long line with people who are still writing checks or counting their change.
So I really didn't have anything to throw together in hopes that it wouldn't spoil in the heat.
We hit the Veggie Grill near LAX using my birthday coupon.
BTW, if you have one nearby go try the carne asada w/avocado sandwich and sweet potato fries. And their yummylicious strawberry Lemonade drink.
Today I will be hitting the store and stocking up on bread rolls, tofurkey, Daiya, and sprouts. Then start on the baked beans, by request. I make a mean baked beans in the crock pot.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

1st day eating in/vegan

Was boring. Nothing fancy.
We were out of town and I am still tired and not wanting to do too much in the kitchen.
Brunch was a Smokey Bacon tempeh w/ tomato, Daiya cheese and tomatoes in a vegan bun.
Dinner was a veggie Burger with all the fixings.
Tomorrow I'm hoping for more energy to stand in front of the stove for a more complete meal.
It is funny how my daughter is complaining about not being able to eat meats and eggs when 1. I haven't bought meat in YEARS and 2. We ran out of eggs last month.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Inspired to start a short challenge

A couple of years ago after reading The Art of Eating In, I challenged everyone at home to not eat out for 30 days. It was hard for my husband and drive-thru windows.
Today I picked up from my library 30 Day Vegan Challenge and asked my husband if he would be on board.
He agreed!
Starting Sunday we will be taking ideas from both of the books and starting our own challenge.  Perfect timing because
1. We will be back from a very short vacation with no access to a kitchen of my own and
2. he goes back to school the 2nd week of August.

I'm so excited!
Sunday I'll go food shopping with my trusty list!

And no I did ask my kids because the spend as little time as possible in the kitchen and they are not the breadwinners.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Enjoy Your Independence

We're staying home and enjoying vegan kielbasa, vegan hot dogs and vegan potato salad.
Don't drink and drive and stay safe everyone!

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