Well, if you know us at all, you know we love to eat out. I also love to cook and my husband, Tom, loves to eat. Meat and potatoes - absolutely. So what prompted us to step to the other side? This: "What the Health" A friend, Shawn, posted it on Facebook and I decided to check it out. Tom and I have known for years that eating more vegetables is key to healthy living. What we didn't know is what we would learn by watching the documentary.
Tom is not one to overreact and did admit he wasn't going to jump in with both feet, but I think he's serious about this. My first clue was that he posted it on his Facebook for all to see! To say I was stunned would be an understatement.
Our first vegan breakfast was peanut butter and banana toast with a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of cinnamon. As the day wore on we found ourselves at Newk's Eatery and lunch promised to be a challenge for him and it was. He opted for his usual, not vegan by any stretch of the imagination, but he did say he didn't plan to jump into this. I learned years ago to let him do what he needs to do. Our journey will not be the same, for sure.
I opted for a sandwich that came with meat, cheese, and roasted vegetables and that's what I ordered sans the meat and cheese and the side I chose was safe ... fresh fruit.
Dinner ... I had pizza with roasted vegetables, no cheese. Tom opted for his usual with pepperoni, etc. But, he had a spinach salad with fresh fruit and a homemade vegan dressing.
And, the long road begins.
Tom doesn't usually eat breakfast preferring to wait for our eleven o'clock lunch. Fortunately, I had planned ahead and had all the veggies cut and ready to go. Lunch was a recipe Tom found called Vegan Pad Thai ... tofu, Tom, really? Gross. But I didn't dare question him for fear he'd quit on the spot. Besides, tofu does take on the flavor of other foods, right?
Vegan Pad Thai
As new vegans, you will find the most recent recipes and posts are vegan related. All the old blogs, pre-vegan, are still available. I've added a search bar, too, so if you're looking for a recipe you won't have to scroll!