So you remember that I wrote a post about going Vegan? In case you were wondering, it's going smashingly! I've had a few slip ups on accident, but I've done really well.
Somethings are easier than others. I like pizza without cheese and loaded with veggies. I find that I don't really miss Parmesan cheese on my pasta. The thought of real meat kind of makes me queasy now after all the books I've read. I don't miss cream in my coffee because I just use a milk alternative. I read labels obsessively and am getting better and better at locating the hidden animal derivatives that lurk in foods that I never knew had animal products in them. (Those sneaky manufacturers!) I've enjoyed cooking more and more and discovering new foods.
Eating out is a bit tougher. I know certain places that have stuff that I will eat. Other places only have salad. I try to not be that girl who makes eating out a chore. I can manage anywhere I go to find something to satisfy me and my tummy. For the most part, that is.
One of the things I did when I decided to go all Vegan was to join a message board. It's been an invaluable tool. I get recipe ideas, junk food ideas (YIKES!) and support from people who know exactly what I'm going through. I am so grateful that I found such a wealth of information in one spot.
As a result of joining this message board I'm now participating in another blog. It's a Texas Vegan blog. All about Texas and Vegans! How exciting! It's called Lone Star Plate and I'm really excited to be part of this. I wrote my very first post today and am thinking of more things to write about.
Even if you aren't a Vegan, please check it out at some point. You might find a new recipe or information that could very well save your life. Or at least help you pass a few minutes of your day.