OK. Four days don't really make a week, but it's a start. (I just started on Wednesday.)
I've had salads and oatmeal and soup. (The soup was courtesy of Little Big Brother. They send leftovers with their dinner guests!) I might have had whole grain cereal with almond milk for supper on play rehearsal night. I was desperate! So far, I've mainly eaten a lot of vegetables, fruit, natural peanut butter, nuts and dried fruit. Oh, and hummus and beans. Can't forget the beans.
Last night, I went off Vegan and had a hamburger with the Mr. (Also, a couple of small chocolates that the Lady Bug gave me on Valentine's Day.)
This weekend, I am cooking meals to be used for lunches this week and evening meals on rehearsal and Parent/Teacher conference nights. Yes, I'm cooking, and it isn't even a holiday!
The yumminess from today is courtesy of a Vegan cousin: Tunisian Vegetable Stew. This recipe might convert the Mr.!
So what have I learned about being a Vegan? Plan, plan, plan.
Best find: Ukranian bread made by historic town grocery store. (OK. There is one ingredient that isn't Vegan: Honey. But, it was hard to resist the sunflower seeds, cracked wheat, barley flakes, soy oil, corn flour, rye, barley, oats, millet, and flaxseed.)
Favorite breakfast: oatmeal with dried fruits and nuts, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a bit of brown sugar all stirred in.
Spice combination that I now love: turmeric and coriander seed.
Least favorite part: stirring the peanut butter, since the oil separates in natural peanut butter.
So far: it has been really easy, I haven't starved.
The hardest part: I gave up Diet Pepsi, too. Oh, Diet Pepsi, I think I miss you most of all!