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60 day experiment with eating only vegan food

November Food Calendar | Meal Planning |

I finally did it!!! I’m going to get organized, save money and have hot, relatively healthy meals on the table. Well, this month, at least.  😉 This really wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, but it did take a little bit of time.  I felt boring realizing how often we really eat the same type foods, but I am hopeful December’s Calendar will have new recipes and meals. If you are going to make your own meal plan there are a few… Factors to Consider: Your Schedule: I factored in nights my husband works and days we…

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On the Go Breakfast | Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

  My husband leaves for work before 5am. I recognize a better wife would get up and cook him a hot breakfast and make him coffee, but what I try to do is make sure the coffee is ready and he has something to take with him for his drive to work. As we have given up some of our junky eating habits he does not take frozen breakfast sandwiches anymore which means I have to have something ready for him to take on his drive in the mornings He has requested baked goods he can eat with a piece…

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Vegan Trial: Day 56 of 60 | Veggie Sandwiches

I will confess prior to eating vegan, my veggie sandwiches, while having no meat, we covered in a variety of cheeses. I’m notorious for buying multiple cheeses for sandwiches and then loading all the different kinds on my sandwich, and everyone else’s for that matter! I have loved cheese. When an acquaintance told me spreading avocado on the bread instead of mayo made you not even miss the cheese, I thought she was crazy. I don’t even like mayo, so I didn’t think I could trust a piece of advice from someone who ate the gross condiment. Really, only a…

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Vegan Waffles

Only in the last 6 1/2 years have I even overcome my aversion to waffles. I’m not sure I can put my finger on what has always bothered me about them. It’s almost, to me, like they are strange and unsatisfying pancakes. Interestingly enough however, my husband came with a waffle iron and happens to love waffles. Hmmm…how could we make this work? Well, over the years, while making them for my husband I have actually become quite fond of waffles. As I now have tiny mouths needing breakfast I have also found them to be a very handy “in…

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Vegan 60 Day Trial: Day 38

Due to some unexpected life circumstances, my family and I took a last minute trip to see the in-laws one state away.  The 7 hour car ride was a challenge. Vegan eating is a challenge for me and my family. Without proper preparation, meat and dairy are easily consumed. Biggest Challenges: 14 hours in a car. (our drive time to and from, not including other trips) 4 days living at another person’s a day visiting grandparents in a retirement home Successes: We twice ordered a veggie pizza with no cheese instead of eating our favorite pizza. We cooked a vegan…

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Zucchini Bread: 60 days Vegan –Day 25

We live in the county, well by my standards anyway. My husband and I are novice gardeners. Because of last years abundance of squash we only planted 3 squash plants this year. None of them produced any fruit. Something was eating our blossoms. It was disappointing. Well, it was disappointing until our neighbor brought us over a wheel barrel filled with the biggest zucchini’s I’d ever seen. This was in response to my telling him we had produced no squash of our own, which is pathetic, by any standard.  The biggest joke in the gardening world is how prolific squash…

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Tacos de Papas- Day 20

Tacos de…, taquitos, rolled tacos, whatever you choose to call them, they are one of my favorite foods. I grew up knowing them as taquitos, but since as many California natives do, I most commonly refer to them as rolled tacos. If you aren’t from my part of the country and are wondering exactly what this is, they are basically corn tortillas filled with chicken, beef or potatoes deep fried and served with guacamole. My favorite are served with cheese too, but often times they are topped with lettuce (I don’t like places who serve them this way) or cabbage.…

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Curry- Day 11

Curry is a spice I’ve always wanted to use. From most of my research it seemed curry was a spice you served with vegetables and rice.  Well, stir fry I can do.  There is both curry paste and curry powder. Prior to knowing curry paste existed I purchased the powder. I would like to try the paste.  My husband who lived in Sri Lanka for a couple years  wasn’t impressed by the mild curry flavor. I’m going to attribute most of his objection to the fact I used curry powder, I don’t think I used enough and I don’t know…

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Curry- Day 11

Curry is a spice I’ve always wanted to use. From most of my research it seemed curry was a spice you served with vegetables and rice.  Well, stir fry I can do.  There is both curry paste and curry powder. Prior to knowing curry paste existed I purchased the powder. I would like to try the paste.  My husband who lived in Sri Lanka for a couple years  wasn’t impressed by the mild curry flavor. I’m going to attribute most of his objection to the fact I used curry powder, I don’t think I used enough and I don’t know…

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Chili “Chicken”- Day 10

Don’t panic people, I didn’t eat meat. On my mom’s side of the family there is a recipe and we all make our own little version.  We call it Chili Chicken. I’m not sure why, but it’s the only name I can use comfortably. I am the first to tackle the vegan edition. I was skeptical of subbing out tofu in a family favorite, but eating foods so new and different has made me really want familiar tastes. So…I made our old family favorite with tofu!!! I should take this moment to let you know, until ten days ago I…

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