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Friday, September 5, 2014

Day three of deciding to go vegan

It is day three of deciding to go vegan. I already did away with milk and prefer coconut milk at home and use coconut oil and olive oil instead of butter. The tricky part will be my beloved lavender latte from Onxy coffee.. The harder part is giving up cheese, but after a bad encounter with spoiled mozzarella that isn't proving to be to hard.

My typical morning routine is; take my thyroid medicine (I have to take it 30 min before eating), run the dogs and get ready for work. I typically make a smoothie for breakfast consisting of: coconut milk, plant based protein powder (in bulk at Ozark Natural Foods), frozen bananas and another type of fruit. I used to love adding raw kale from friends at Rocky Comfort Natural Farm to my smoothies but found out that cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, are considered goitrogenic foods and that people with thyroid problems should cook their cruciferous veggies before partaking.

It is hard for shepherds to get up in the morning! 

One of my new guilty vegan pleasures is indulging in vegan indian tacos at Kind Kitchen, who just so happens to be outside of my office window. It is actually pretty horrible because I can SEE people eating the vegan cupcakes from outside of my window and my will power is only so strong..


Last night, I dreamt of ordering a cold brew and the barista insisting on put half and half in the coffee. This dream proceeded the dream of a piping hot breakfast sandwich with stringy cheese, eggs and bacon. It is funny because I haven't had bacon in a good month! Time will tell if the vegan lifestyle is right for my body. 

Any other vegans out there have "forbidden" food dreams when first becoming vegan? 

4 comments:

  1. I dream of bacon too. I haven't had any for a long time & I can taste it just writing about it. I think you will be just fine. I would like to watch your progress. You go Girl!

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    1. Frank, I have actually found a recipe for mushrooms as a substitute for bacon. Going to have to pick up some mushrooms from our friendly farmer Ryan at the market tomorrow! Thank you for the support! http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/02/vegan-crispy-smoked-mushroom-bacon.html

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  2. Good stuff. There was a guy in my high school band who was vegan. So, of course, everyone called him Vegan. This was Arkansas in the 90s, so he was continually explaining it. "...what do you eat, then?"

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    1. Haha poor guy! He was just ahead of the natural movement!

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