I've made some tasty stuff this week. Caramelized cabbage and soy crumble tacos, a butternut squash soup.
Vegan is easy at home and harder than hell at a sit down restaurant. I'm trying to decide what I want to incorporate on an ongoing basis. I have no interest in always being the deciding vote about where we go eat. I read an article that said vegans and vegetarians often influence the choices for groups. Pfffft. I don't want to be the pain in the ass EVERY TIME.
I am sure I will rely less on dairy and more on soy cheese, almond cheese etc. I'm going to give up my butter habit-that was freaking TOUGH but I see benefit from doing so.
Someone asked me what the point was if I was going to do 21 days and not make LASTING change. I think people are far too rigid-which is why they never ever try anything new. They walk out and declare "I AM A VEGAN" or "I AM A whatever" and then don't talk about it if they change their mind.
I've been cautioned against being thought of as a person who tries too many things-I find that laughable. The key word here is TRY. I hate labels. LOATHE them. I am not any of the things I do. I am not any of the things I try. I continue to do what I enjoy-until I don't enjoy it any longer.
There was once upon a time when I actually loved accounting. Then I loved compliance work-yes it fascinated me. Now I pretty much love hanging out with my dogs and OTP and the cats. It doesn't pay as well, and that is somewhat of a problem but there are trade offs in most things.
Someone this week told me they were "afraid" to try a food. Really=afraid? Cause if you are truly fearful of having a taste you don't like in your mouth for a few seconds then I think you might have bigger problems. It just goes to show how emotional we all are about food. Because honestly-why should I care if so and so is afraid to try a food-yet I did care. See-I can turn those laser eyes on myself too.
I guess the over riding answer for all of this is I don't know any answers-I'm just trying things to see what works and keeping what does and tossing away the rest. If I were planning to have a tombstone-it wouldn't read "She ate meat" or "She ate no living thing".
I won't have a tomb stone-so I took a great deal of thought in preparing Uncle John's. His reads "I Y'am what I Y'am". I don't think he'd mind sharing it with me since I won't have one of my own.
However, after day 21 I might put a little cheese or butter (just a drop)on my yams.