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7/28/13 1:10 P

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I am not vegan, but I wanted incorporate more vegan food in my diet. However, I have the same trouble. I downloaded the Happy Herbivore plan and started today. I am making Day 2's meals on Day 1 because the oatmeal sounded like too much to do on a Monday morning. Good luck!

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7/24/13 12:45 P

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What a great idea! I bought a week meal plan to give it a try and am exciting to go shopping. I think this is exactly what I needed....and organized plan that is vegan and made for one. I sent it to my mom and she too is excited to try it as my family is all vegan

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7/23/13 9:20 P

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I make soup and end up making alot and then freeze some for when I'm lazy.

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7/22/13 11:14 P

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You might try getting the Happy Herbivore Individual Meal plans. They are planned for one person. You cook every thing for the week in 2 hours or less on a weekend day and just reheat during the week. Snacks are included. They cost $5 but since you have no waste you save money on not throwing away any food or buying food at restaurants.
I have some of her cookbooks and like her simple recipes. They don't have any ingredients that you can't find at regular supermarkets.

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Maybe after doing this for a few weeks. Since you know how to cook already and have tons of books and recipes, you can discontinue her plans and take over on your own. Use it as a kick start.....

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7/22/13 5:30 P

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I can totally identify with you. I have a small galley kitchen and very little counter space. Some days it is just too much of an effort to clear the space and start chopping. On those days I stuff a pita with veggies and Daiya cheese and salsa and nuke it for 2 minutes. Other days I get a veggie pattie that I've frozen out of the freezer and fry it and make a veggie burger with lettuce and tomato and all the toppings. Really lazy? I make a smoothie - chunks of frozen fruit, (today it was pineapple) almond milk, ice cubes and 2 tsp sugar. Blend.

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7/22/13 3:22 P

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Its ridiculous that I don't cook. I actually enjoy cooking and have been cooking vegan for years so I don't find the vegan part of it a challenge. I even have tons of books and access to the endless recipes online. I just have a hard time getting myself into the kitchen to actually make food. I try to blame my small vintage 40s kitchen and its lack of counter space or that I am so busy with work and school or even the fact that I am simply cooking for one. But really I have just lost my cooking motivation. I love home cooked meals and yes I would have rather have had left overs for lunch today instead of the Kind bar I did actually have (left over from camping this weekend)

I need some motivation. Does anyone have any good, quick, small serving recipes they want to share to get me back on track to cooking more?

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