10 AM: I started off well. I made some oatmeal with 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cups water, and one banana then topped it with a microwaved granny smith apple with dark brown sugar and cinnamon.
Didn’t miss the milk at all!
11AM: I went to work. The special at lunch today was fried zucchini topped with tomato sauce. They made some for all the servers to try. I immediately dug in without thinking….yummm…..swallow…..wait…..they probably used egg to batter those zucchinis. Oh well, it’s just one bite, right?
Questions to full-time vegans: Do you constantly have to ask people how things are prepared before you eat them? Are you concerned about every trace of animal products in foods, or do you not worry about very small amounts of egg or butter that might be in a food? Do you find it easier to just avoid eating things you don’t prepare yourself?
3 PM: Got home from work. Food I had at home: bag of spinach, tahini, canned salmon, chicken tortilla soup, flax seed, oats, milk, eggs, chocolate. Time to go grocery shopping. After I watch an episode of Lost on hulu.
4PM: *Ring* Ring* (Or rather my current ringtone: “It was 100 degrees as we sat beneath a willow tree…” Anyone know the band??).
Girl from work: “Hey, Tyler!! How’s it going?”
Me: “Pretty good…”
Girl: “Do you want to work for me tonight? I, uh, have a headache….”
Now, I don’t believe for a second that this girl was too sick to go into work. But I live in a college town and Thursday is the first official night of the weekend and a GREAT night for servers to be working. I have no idea why she wanted to give me her shift, but of course I took it! And made the $100 + that she didn’t.
I think you can predict what happened next…no time to grocery shop, so I made a salad with canned salmon, spinach, and tahini…..then tried the dinner specials at work (shrimp diabalo and chicken with herbed goat cheese…. Oh. My. Gosh. I love eating.) and ate chocolate when I got home.
So my attempt at veganism was pretty pathetic. I would have done better if I had planned ahead, but I didn’t know that I was going work a double shift. I plan on trying again on a day when I have more free time sometime before Thanksgiving (hopefully!). I know that I can do it, and I want to prove to myself that I can… even if I don’t do it on the right day.
The good news: now I can stalk everyone’s blogs that actually succeeded today and copy their vegan meals for my own vegan day!
So tell me, what is your favorite vegan meal to cook?