Since starting this vegan journey, my body has the feeling of being lighter in a way that has nothing to do with how much I weigh. In fact, I’m avoiding the scale for now.
I don’t know if eating meat sits heavier in your system or if it’s because meat takes longer to digest than plant foods that I have this feeling of being lighter. I’m not sure if this feeling is because I no longer carry the burden of eating a slaughtered animal.
Whatever the reason, I am grateful that I stumbled onto this path. My step is bouncier. I have more energy, more focus, more patience and more compassion for others.
Last night I had a simple meal: steamed green beans, zucchini with mushrooms saute with Marsala wine and vegetable broth and a baked yam. It was delicious and very filling.
I made White Bean Mushroom Soup from treehugger.com this weekend, making some adjustments. Basically, I skipped the veggie milk and simply blended some of the white beans to form a base. May be the best mushroom soup ever!
Tonight I made a small green salad, White Bean and Mushroom Soup and a small baked yam. Simple meals can be the best!
1 celery stalk, 2 bags of carrots. 4 nectarines, 3 grapefruits, 3 bananas, 1 small box of blueberries, 1 bag Romaine lettuce, 1 large cabbage, 3 cucumbers, 1 box of mushrooms.
I placed my first order with Bountiful Baskets yesterday. Pick up is Saturday. Very excited to see what will be in my basket.
Chino Valley Farms also has a new CSA but it’s a little more upfront. I understand they host the CV Thursday Farmer’s Market. I hope to leave work in time before it closes this week.
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms — minus the cheese — with a 3 rice side!
I was so nervous to make this but it was actually fun and tasted yummy! So excited!
Hmmm … what to try next!