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Day 10
Thursday, February 28, 2019      5 comments

Another successful day of the 30 day challenge. I met my goals of not eating sugar every day and eating 50% vegan. (I ate no sugar today and 100% vegan). I did feel a craving for sugar after lunch, so I got a La Croix sparkling water out of t... Read more
Day 9
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      4 comments

Today was grocery day and I did well sticking to my list and not buying anything that would derail my success with the challenge. It was lunch time when I got home and we were hungry. DS suggested we have mac and cheese with the vegan cheese s... Read more
Day 8
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      1 comments

Well, I stepped on the scale again this morning and I had lost a pound after a week of the challenge. Yay! However, I may have gained it back after my son treated a friend and me to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. They have good vegetari... Read more
Day 7
Monday, February 25, 2019      1 comments

About 1/4 of the way through the 30 Day Challenge! Today was another good day, although I was tempted to eat more than I should. I exercised discipline and the craving passed. This afternoon I made a vegan cheese sauce that ZipItUp shared on t... Read more
Day 6
Sunday, February 24, 2019      4 comments

I did well today on the 30 day challenge. After yesterday's blunder I picked myself up, dusted myself off and started again. That's what we Sparkers do. I read somewhere that it's not the occasional fall, but the trend of our steps makes us w... Read more
Day 5
Saturday, February 23, 2019      2 comments

I don't know what happened to me today. I had a plan. I stuck to the plan...until I hit the dessert table at the church dinner. I haven't been eating any desserts on this challenge and I haven't felt deprived. I could have had one dessert an... Read more
Day 4
Friday, February 22, 2019      3 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning to see if I'd lost any weight since starting the challenge 4 days ago. It seems I haven't lost any, but I haven't gained, either. That's ok. I have been meeting my goals and eating healthier, so I know ther... Read more
Day 3 of The 30 Day Challenge
Thursday, February 21, 2019      4 comments

Today was successful. I stayed with the plan. It was grocery and errand day. Sometimes DS and I eat lunch out on a busy day like today. Instead I fought the urge and came home to cook a more nutritious and lower calorie meal. AND we didn't ... Read more
Day 2 of The Challenge
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      6 comments

Thanks to those who visited yesterday's blog to cheer me on. I did pretty good today sticking to my breakfast and lunch plans. I really didn't have a plan for supper as I usually eat something light. I believe I did alright with my choices th... Read more
New Challenge
Tuesday, February 19, 2019      9 comments

I started a new challenge today. I have been a vegetarian for all of my adult life, but even vegetarians can gain too much weight by eating too much fat and sugar. For 30 days I am planning menus that are 50% vegan in order to cut down on the ... Read more
Blueberry Topping
Sunday, January 13, 2019      7 comments

16 oz. fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 (12 oz) frozen cans 100% grape juice concentrate 1/4 cup minute tapioca 1 teaspoon lemon juice dash of salt Thaw juice concentrate and pour in pan. Sprinkle tapioca over. ... Read more
Delicious Oat and Cornmeal Waffles
Sunday, January 13, 2019      3 comments

7 cups old fashioned or quick oats 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey or fructose 1 cup sesame seeds 8 cups water 1/2 cup soy flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons vanilla In a large mixing bowl add each i... Read more
Best Mac n Cheese on the Planet
Wednesday, December 19, 2018      7 comments

4 quarts water 2 teaspoons sea salt 8 ounces macaroni 4 slices of bread, torn into large pieces 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup vegan butter (I use Smart Balance) 2 tablespoons shallots, peeled and chopped 1 cup red or yellow potatoes, pe... Read more
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Tuesday, December 18, 2018      10 comments

1 large butternut squash (about 3 lbs) halved vertically and seeded 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup shallot, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg vegetable broth (up to 4 ... Read more
Garden Vegetable Soup
Wednesday, September 05, 2018      19 comments

Makes 4 servings (about 1 cup each) Each serving provides: 0 points 2/3 cup sliced carrot 1/2 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable) 1 1/2 cups diced green cabbage 1/2 c... Read more

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