Last week we were supposed to start our whole foods challenge. We got off to a rough start wehn my wife came down with a nasty head cold and her food needs and desires became very specific. The vegan options I had prepared were not what she had in mind and I ended up spending a lot of time running out to various restaurants and fast food chains picking up meat and dairy laden products for dinner. I am a weak man and succumbed to the meaty goodness a couple of times myself (especially once I got sick as well). So, our first week of meatlessness has not gone well.
With the new week upon us we are planning on doing much better. The little bit of meat on the menu is from the freezer. I may want to go vegan, but I’m not going to waste what I have already paid for. The hardest part in the planning of meals has been the expense of non-dairy substitutes as well as not knowing what makes for a good substitute on certain items. We are learning and will do better with it soon I’m sure.
Our Small Farm Co-Op thing will be starting up again next month so we will be blessed with lots of new vegetable options to help shape our meals. I’m excited about getting back into this. The winter break has been killing me. I look forward to lots of good spring veggies coming soon!
- Being Vegan (theforagingsquirrel.wordpress.com)
- One Month Challenge: No Meat, No Dairy, No Problem, Week Five (collegecandy.com)
- Vegan Cooking for Carnivores Video Series Launch (prweb.com)
- One Month Challenge: No Meat, No Dairy, No Problem, Week One (collegecandy.com)