Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day Four

It is day 4 of 30 Day Vegan, and to tell you the truth, it isn't that bad for me. We haven't really been eating meat for months now, so that whole aspect isn't such a big deal. The cream in my coffee in the morning, the eggs that we eat from the farm pretty much daily, and the cheese I am obsessed with...those are the things that I miss. Actually, this morning I am having a cup of coffee. I have been drinking black tea, which I also love, but sometimes I need coffee. Yes, I could drink it black, I like it black, but this morning I needed the cream. OK, so I didn't NEED the cream, but it was nice to have :-)

Sometimes I feel like the vegan diet isn't as healthy as I could be eating. Is that strange? I almost feel like eating all the grains everyday is too heavy, instead I would rather eat more veggies and grains/beans a couple times a week. And then if I need the extra protein, have a hard boiled egg in my salad, or grill a piece of fish.

I have been enjoying all the information so far though, and it has definitely given me some food for thought. I wasn't aware of phytic acid before yesterday, and how soaking my grains is actually important. But, now I know that I need to soak my rice before I cook it :-) And the community of people taking this class is amazing! Everyone is so supportive no matter what challenges you are having, or questions you might ask. It's been really nice and inspiring, perfect for the end of this LONG winter!

Now, if I could just get to a grocery store that has tahini and quinoa, that would be great! There is one about 15 minutes away, and I have tried to get there several times in the past week and a half, and not one of those times have I actually made it there. Here is hoping to this weekend...since my latest attempt...this morning...was thwarted with MORE snow. Have I mentioned that I planted peas a year ago LAST weekend? I don't think I am going to see grass until the middle of April this year.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are doing great! You're getting so much knowledge as well and sharing, so thank you for that!

    I've found that I need a little of everything in moderation but love protein (via eggs and beans most) but of course, love my grains, veggies and fruit too!

    No snow for us here but rain and more to come I'm hearing. Spring can't come soon enough! Won't be too long now! Horray!

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