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3/30/11 11:54 P

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I'm trying to do the same thing when I'm home. Bible study and B-Days are a different story...

Do you have an Iphone? There is an app for 21 day kick start to going vegan. There are a bunch of good recipes on there!!! Chili Mac (
ail.asp?recipe=871629) & Artichoke Lentil stew were both amazing! is also good...

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3/14/11 9:54 P

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emoticon to the team! This is a great team for meeting those goals you set for yourself. Even the baking you could find healthy substitutions and try some new, healthier recipes! Good luck!

Brandyn--San Antonio, Tx

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3/14/11 9:34 P

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Ha! Welcome to the team! Gosh, if I didn't know better I'd say that I wrote that myself... well, except for the baking part. I don't even do that! Lol...

Good luck on your journey!

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3/14/11 9:16 P

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I'm starting this challenge now because for Lent, I've decided to be pescatarian for the full 40 days (vs. just Fridays), and going completely vegetarian on Fridays. So I need to be a bit more creative.

But more than that, I just need to practice cooking more. Right now, the edibility of anything I prepare is questionable at best. My husband is an amazing cook and does most of our cooking. I'm lucky if I don't screw up Mac n' Cheese out of a box.

I tried to make hummus the other day. The recipe called for 4 cloves of garlic. I did not understand what a clove was, and ended up buying way too much. One bulb has several cloves within. I did not realize this before purchasing. We now have enough garlic in the house to ward off a league of hungry vampires for some time. (FYI, the hummus was a bit bland, but surprisingly edible.)

I can bake. I can bake like no one's business. Cookies, cakes, breads, pastries...all the stuff that's really not condusive to weight loss. But if I'm in front of a stove, with meats and vegetables and spices and all that, I'm pretty useless.

So I'm going to give this whole cooking thing a shot. Hubby is getting tired of cooking all the time, and eating out is not the healthiest/cheapest option.

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