Saturday, January 28, 2012
Feeling great, but I'm not weighing myself for a few days (water weight gain would make me sad so I'm not gonna look... I can wait =).
I'm actually still shocked that going vegan hasn't been harder. Yesterday, I mentioned mac&cheese to a friend... and since I had to stop for salad fixings etc I checked out the non-dairy options at the store. The only thing I found was Amy's Rice Macaroni with Dairy-free cheese. So I got two (one for DH)... and we both cleaned our plates! It was really rich and had that gluey/creamy quality that made me have to look at the box again to make sure it wasn't really dairy cheese. It's really high in carbs and fat, but if you ever have a craving for cheese and you have decided to go vegan with your food... try it. I promise that you'll like it, if not LOVE it.
My friend is on a dairy and soy-free diet because of newly diagnosed allergies in her baby... but she's jonesing for chocolate!! The only vegan chocolate chips I have also have soy lecithin in them (which maybe she can have, but she'd rather not for now). I said she should try the Moosewood 6-minute chocolate cake. It's vegan, fast to make, inexpensive, and SO tasty... I make it often for company, gifts, and I used to make it often for us too! Now I want to adapt it to be lower in fat... but still be as good. Wish me luck!
I also have to figure out a vegan low-fat pineapple upside-down cake for my dad's birthday that's coming up fast. Any advice? Any good recipes out there? I don't want to make a bunch of test runs... because I'd just be too tempted to eat them all! LOL
This morning I was cleaning out a corner of my cupboard and found a vegan chai tea packet with a bit of coconut oil in it. Wow, it was so good! What a nice morning treat to enjoy every now and then. Yes, even as a vegan I can have excellent treats... who knew?!?