Friday, February 11, 2011

Decisions, decisions...

As of late, I have unofficially been off the vegan bandwagon. However, I have decided to get back on the bandwagon bit by bit, day by day! Starting tomorrow, I'm planning on waking up early (yes, on the weekend) to get a run in first thing in the morning and swing by the farmer's market for some delicious goodies! The plan from thereon out is to go vegan about 2-3 days per week (sorry, cheese, I can't give you up just yet, you delicious vixen!).

So, naturally tonight becomes decision-making time. I'd love to try some fun, new recipes which will keep me motivated and fueled for the day. Any recommendations or tips? I found a recipe for beet risotto and another for vegan pot pie. While both sound absolutely delicious, I'd like to add in a few recipes which will feel a little lighter on the stomach... Maybe something involving kale or spinach.

Anyway, a few months ago I made these absolutely delicious quinoa-flour-oatmeal pancakes with berries, Greek salad, stuffed grape leaves, and my incredibly coveted lentil curry recipe. My plan for this weekend is to get those pictures up and post a few recipes to share. The problem I encounter is I cook "to taste", so I rarely measure anything. Perhaps going vegan 2-3 days a week will provide me with a new challenge: actually create measurable recipes!

Happy Friday, and happy eating, everyone!


  1. you go girl! i think every little bit helps, whether you're full time or part time vegan :) i love how so many places are incorporating the "meatless monday's" concept. i find myself eating more local and clean than anything, and don't fret too much if i go out and have some cheese. i've altered my diet so much the past year that i'm pretty proud of the path i'm on.

    my new favorite website is

    not vegan, but some great idea's for veggies and fruits.

  2. I totally agree! I think as long as you're eating whole, healthy foods, a little cheese here or there can actually be good for you - not to mention, feeling satisfied is super important!

    Thanks for the awesome website - I'm looking forward to trying out some of their ideas. :)