A fruit smoothie seen before pressing BLEND is still the thing that kicks off my morning:
raspberries, banana, Fuji apple, grapefruit, coconut flakes and non-dairy coconut milk *unsweetened
First of all let me tell you TODAY that I honestly DO NOT MISS ANYTHING I no longer eat, but did, grow up on in fact. We were big meat eaters in my childhood home. Every Sunday was Roast Beef that bled on the platter; middle of the week was steaks, lamb chops, chicken, turkey, fish. I do remember my mother trying to get me to eat LIVER, and rebelling loudly. I finally got lamb chops instead. I did like the sautéed onions that went over the liver. My grandparents came to visit with corn beef and tongue from the deli where they lived.
This Saturday we ate out in a Mexican Restaurant and I was able to order steamed vegetables in a bed of lettuce.
In the past there were desserts: ICE CREAM, CAKE, CANDY. My mother baked beautiful to look at and delicious to taste confections and baked goods. She even baked bread. Well, I did too in the 1970's.
But today since SUGAR, FLOUR, DAIRY, EGGS, are things I NO LONGER EAT, I am happy to say that FRESH FRUIT, and an occasional raw cocoa/coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract treat satisfies me just fine.
My new mantra is: "I NO LONGER EAT THAT!"
one I will be bringing with me to a family Thanksgiving this week along with some
beautiful vegan main dishes and desserts.
More pictures and recipes from that next week.
But I do eat:
Last night I stir fried in a dollop of olive oil, mushrooms, red bell pepper, yellow onion, and julienned zucchini. And topped it with some left over cooked lentils in marinara sauce. A perfect dinner.
With enough left over for lunch or dinner tomorrow.
It was a busy weekend. We went sailing yesterday afternoon, a short, free sail offered by the CAL Sailing club in Berkeley, CA. Before the sail we stopped at a sandwich shack near by. What could I order there? I asked the woman what they had that would be vegetarian. She said they had an avocado sandwich. I said, "But I don't eat bread." She offered to wrap it in a big lettuce leaf. It was avocado slices, tomato slices, bean spouts, and pickle in a big dark green lettuce leaf. Delicious and very vegan! I didn't ask if the veggies or pickle were organic. Sometimes you can't be too choosy.
Last week I wrote about my commitments and you can read that here!
I continue to live up to those commitments, and have exercised every day since last Monday. My weight continues to decrease slowly over time. I found myself getting disappointed if it went up a few tenths or stayed the same, as it has for the past three days in a row. But I keep reminding myself that this is a LIFE TIME GOAL and HABIT so I trust my body will let go of it's unneeded fat in a fashion that will assure it going and staying gone over time. In the meantime I feel ever so good in my NEW BODY! Walking is easier, It just feels good to look down on myself and see less of me there! ;-) And knowing that things on my insides are doing better too.
I am giving away two very good pairs of Cabella's jean's that I have out grown! They used to be tight, they are now too loose fresh out of the drier. That my friends is SUCCESS!
I bought a new cookbook: The Occasional Vegetarian 100 Delicious Dishes That Put Vegetables at the Center of the Plate by Elaine Louie 2011. by Hyperon NY
It is full of vegan and vegetarian recipes!
I also follow Sonnet Lauberth's blog and have her just out E-book: The Seasonal Comfort Food Cookbook on my iPad.
Have a healthy week!
Wishing you and yours a