My PCRM Vegan Kickstart

Yep, I’m doing it again,  Last January I went in full force and rocked that 21 days.  Then I has eggs.  Then cheesecake.  I went back to my heavier foods ways and gained the weight back that I’d lost this year.  I figured the kickstart along with the beginning of the school year would help get me back in gear.

I’ll post my meals and snacks here just because.  I keep a food journal anyway, but posting it here will help keep me honest. 

Day 1
B) Cereal & soymilk; big bowl of mandarin oranges and pineapple; coffee, water; supplements

L) PBJ on whole wheat, cucumbers and carrots; water and lemonade

D) Cookout, y’all – Tofurkey Italian Sausage, Vegan Boca Burger, slaw, veggie kabobs (zucchini, squash, and onion), baked beans (maybe a 1/8 cup), and corn on the cob; lemonade and water

Day 2
B) Sea Biscuit Cafe on Isle of Palms, SC – small fruit plate, home fries, rye toast with orange marmalade; coffee and water (took supplements before I left the house)

L) Nirlep on Savannah Highway – Indian buffet (I asked the server which items were dairy free and she was a doll); Kingfisher beer and water

D) Big old salad with either Italian or red pepper vinaigrette (I’m going to toss some of the leftover grilled veggies in there, too); decaf and water

I might throw a pie in the oven.  I loves hearing that Marie Callender fruit pies are vegan!  Hubby can have key lime; make mine cheery or razzleberry!

I will be cooking goodies from some of my favs and will play with recipes of my own.  I’ve missed being in the kitchen, inspired, excited, just going for it.  Join me? 

See you tomorrow.

8 days vegan and weight lost!

That’s right, this wahm went vegan on January 1, 2010 as part of the PCRM 21-Day Kickstart. How am I doing? Great, actually, and I have only been tempted twice. Chocolate is a weakness, but Mexican cornbread is heavenly. I just whipped up a batch of cornbread from Vegan Comfort Food and am on my way to Earth Fare to snag some of the Go Max Go candy bars that people are raving about.

It’s been hard to cook meat for the family, though, but that’s how it was pre-vegan. I have instituted a something green with every meal rule and they are following. DD was always easy about that because she takes her lunch and loves veggies. DS is another story. Smoothies, salads smothered in dressing, and the lettuce, tomato, onion burger topping are his preferred produce pics. One step at a time.

Hubby has lost about 15 pounds since mid November and I’m down 6 since January 1. I am not complaining at all!

I’ve been cooking from Happy Herbivore, Veganomicon, The New Farm Cookbook, Radiant Health Inner Wealth (blogging and testing recipes from Tess’ upcoming book, and throwing things together from my head. I’m a happy girl, the family is happy cause ‘I haven’t changed their meals.’ Right. Shh.

By the way, I am not being paid for any of the things I mentioned. I thought I’d share. Maybe someday I’ll be paid for my posts, but until then…

Here’s to 2 more weeks of yummy vegan fare!