While strolling the isles of Whole Foods (working my second job) last Sunday I picked up a book that I whole heartedly believe has already changed my life. The Idiot's Guide to Vegan Living. I immediately made the decision to totally commit to becoming a Vegan. Now, this isn't the first time I've tried this, back in April of 2008, while on a wheelin' trip to Moab, UT with my boyfriend (John) I picked it up at a small local bookstore, Skinny Bitch. It's the most amazing book I've ever read. It completely changed my outlook on eating and what I put into my body..for about 4 months. I tried to go Vegan..it lasted a week. At the time it was just 'too hard' and I switched to Vegetarian for the next 3 1/2 months until I fell off the wagon and haven't looked back since. Until last weekend.
But, I became 100% more concious on what I eat and how important fresh fruits and veggies are for you. I started teaching my girls what I had learned and I started reading more on refined, enriched, and processed foods. White sugar, rice and flour, I'm convinced, are the devil. White pasta is everything BUT healthy and I never really knew all of that before.
So before I left the store for the day, I bought Tofu, fresh fruits and veggies, some organic maple syrup, vegan "sour cream" and organic vegan "butter". Oh, and some vegan "cheddar" cheese that will actually take some time getting use to, but I will!
For dinner I had cauliflower and broccoli with some curry paste, coconut milk and brown rice. It was fantastic. Since Monday, I've been eating fresh fruit smoothies with nothing but fruit and water, home made soup with nothing but veggies and tofu and MMMMMmmm Vanilla Silk Soy Milk!
I still have a lot to learn, but I'm really excited!