Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 13 Vegan

crafted from fabric & cork's been a long stressful week and I got myself a touch of the flu (viral or stress...I'm not sure) For you non-believers, I'm fairly certain it is NOT because I haven't eaten animal protein in 13 days! 
Sunday night dinner at my mom's was awesome!  I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!  Considering Mom told me to F-Off when I told her about wanting to try the 30 day Vegan Challenge, I really hadn't expected her to cook us a full vegan dinner!  She made a Vegetable Paella (if you run into Mom...ask her to say makes me giggle everytime!) that was delicious with corn and coleslaw, vegan bread and margarine, followed with this amazing bunt cake...banana chocolate! YUM!!  In the midst of this family dinner, my husband somehow convinced my Step-Dad to try the 30 day Vegan Challenge...Mom is super thrilled about this!!! LOL  Last I heard she was making Seitan and he has been vegan 5 days!!!!
Murphy is not vegan

I have discovered a new blog It is so inspiring!  Her creations are beautiful.  I think I will try the Black Bean Chili Chocolate cookies this weekend!  I am also going to make a Red Lentil Pate to go with baguettes to share with friends.  I have discovered two quick delicious dinners this week:

1. steam potato, carrot, swiss chard, edamam beans tossed with margarine (vegan of course) dill and salt...super fast easy dinner for when you are tired from a stressful day at work and cannot call and order pizza because you are on the 30 day Vegan Challenge!

2. Saute onions in a soup pot, add 1 carton of veggie stalk, a bag of frozen veggies, a can of white kidney beans (or whatever beans/lentils you have in your pantry) and rice pasta...viola...instant vegan soup!!!

This week has been challenging for me.  Not because I'm craving any cheese or eggs...or whatever I thought I would be freaking out about, by now, but because choosing to eat this way takes preparation and organization...two things I am VERY bad at.  I'm super happy I've discovered some Vegan Fast Food!  But really want to cook some new dishes this week so I'd better get organized!
I have managed to knit out a dish cloth, a cowl and a penis sock....OK, it's really going to be a head band thingy (official name) I will post pictures when it's done as I have big plans for the HBT!  I also spent a whole $6 at the local thrift store and got the most awesome 2 items!!!

This Picasso cost $4 and albeit a print (LOL) is priceless and so inspiring to me!  My remaining $2 spent will be in my next post...CLIFF HANGER...hee hee

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
xoxo coco


Melissa said...

I'm so sorry you were sick, but on the up side there may be a market for the penis sock!LOL

I love the picture you got, but mostly am inspired by your dedication even when you're not feeling well!

jeannette said...

Colleen. Thank you for taking the time, and energy, to post this blog. It is so great. I can see you talking when I read it. You are an inspiration! I wish I had the energy to do it again. Lee is almost (almost) vegan. He feels so much better eating "clean", as he puts it. Just to let you know; there is "Delicious Vegetarian" restaurant on Pembina. If you are super tired, just call and pick some up on your way home. Totally vegan, no MSG, and very yummy. Woo Hoo for Robert too!!!