i'm so excited b/c november is world vegan month.
in february of next year i'll have been a vegan for 5 full years.
that is more exciting to me than my real birthday.
i'm hoping to do my best this month to encourage anyone and everyone to give it a try.
it will change your life, not just health-wise but compassion-wise. before i became first a vegetarian and then a vegan i gave little thought to how my actions could possibly be making others suffer.
knowing that no animals had to suffer in order for me to eat has had a profound effect on my life.
to further my vegan committment
i've decided that i will no longer purchase any new leather products at all. ever.
i have enough shoes and bags to last a lifetime but if i do need something i will buy a vegan version
or a 2nd hand leather version.
it just so happens that world vegan month coincides perfectly with a request from a dear reader who would like to see just what i eat on a regular basis.
so that is what i'm going to do.
i'm going to try and photograph most of my meals for the entire month.
seeing my meals laid out should be interesting.
not really, it's probably going to be super boring but i think it's important to see that it isn't hard at all.
if you come here for other reasons besides being vegan, don't worry, i promise to still bore the living daylights out of you with my take on fashion and decorating.
oh, back to the posting on my everyday meals, i really don't know how this is going to go, for instance i don't need to show you the same bowl of oatmeal every morning, so i won't.
i'm just going to try and give you a steady flow of photos and recipes that give you an idea of how basic my meals are.
you are going to see that we eat just like you only with no meat, eggs or dairy.
so this is what we had last night for dinner...
pasta with broccoli in alfredo sauce
while your pasta is cooking,
in a small saucepan
melt 2 T of earth balance with
2 T of flour and whisk together until a warm nutty aroma emerges
then add a cup of soymilk, stirring constantly and bring to a slow boil and remove from heat.
stir in 1/2 c of shredded vegan cheese (i use daiya mozzarella)
add a little salt and pepper as needed
just before the pasta is done throw in some chopped broccoli to the boiling water.
drain and serve with cheese sauce.
see you later - as in tomorrow
and have an excellent day.