Thursday, May 10, 2007

I found a great South Indian Vegetarian restaurant today through the Bay Area Veg Finder ( It's really close to my house, which is, of course, nice!
I had Chana Bhatura, which is vegetarian, if not vegan and has always been one of my favorite dishes, even when I was a raging omnivore. :-( There might be ghee, but I'm fine with that at this point in time.

I was so super-hungry that I gobbled it up when I got home. I had cereal for breakfast and leftovers for lunch, so I'm was a little surprised at how hungry I was, but... There you have it.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Grocery Shopping. One day.

I went grocery shopping yesterday. With the intent of making a couple of vegan meals/recipes.

Spring Rolls
Tofu and Zucchini Stir Fry
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
Tempura Green Beans
Tasty Yam Fries

Obviously, I'm not really worrying about the fat content right now... I'll worry about that later when the idea of eating vegan again isn't so daunting. I'm focusing on Asian foods, because I can't eat that genre of food when I go out, due to the use of mushrooms and shellfish--- I am deadly allergic to both.

I made the Tofu and Zucchini Stir Fry for lunch for myself and a friend who came over for an afternoon meeting. It was amazingly delicious *and* filling. I served it on Rice Noodles, because, well... I've always wanted to make them and I used to let myself think that I couldn't make the genre of food that rice noodles were in. I'm done with that thinking now. (Thank goodness...)

I made myself spring rolls for dinner. Some with lettuce and carrots and green onions and avocado and some with leftovers from lunch. Both were super-tasty.

I'm feeling like I'd like some carbs, so I'm going to either make some oven-baked sweet potato fries or just whipped up a nice bowl of popcorn...

Or perhaps, I'll just go to sleep--This not taking my medication is really hard and makes each day last about 6-9 hours, before I have to go to sleep.

I definitely am feeling good about eating vegan for a day and will do it again tomorrow!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

So, I've actually told two people about my new path towards my new approach to eating. They've both been told that it's secret... and they're supportive.

I am feeling a little wary about packaging and processed foods. Last time I was vegan, I depended on boxed and packaged foods a lot. Like, for falafel and for tofu-scramble and frozen things and stuff like that.

However, just like I'm starting on this path towards this eating approach, I'm going to start on a path towards no packaging and processing...

I'm going to eat packaged and processed things, if they are vegan, and, at the same time, begin teaching myself how to make my own versions from scratch.

Friday, April 20, 2007

I'm wanting to eat better. Okay... That's not really true. I love what I eat. What I actually, truly, really want is to *feel* better... Okay, and I want to be thin. That's the truth. I'm pretty sure that's the truth. :-)

I'm remembering the last time I felt truly good and it was in my mid to late twenties. Just a few years after I started eating meat & dairy again, after eating vegan for most of my life.

So, I'm thinking that I'll go back to eating vegan. I've been looking at a lot of web sites, but I'm not wanting to announce this to my existing friends, as I don't want the pressure of them watching me to fail or succeed and I kinda think that I can do it pretty transparently.

I mean, my mom will see it pretty much right away, but no one else needs to know, right?