I must admit that I’m proud of this accomplishment. An entire month has passed without any animal products in my diet. It was difficult this week when food was offerred at some different pharmacy club meetings (there was a lot of turning down pizza), however, I was successful in eating vegan from both Noodles & Company and Chipotle! I ordered Pad Thai from Noodles without egg and with tofu and it was delicious! And my Chipotle order consisted of brown rice, peppers and onions, lettuce, salsa, black beans, and of course guacamole. Going vegan is definitely a lifestyle change and requires a lot of thought at first (for example, I almost ordered pinto beans from Chipotle until I realized that they are cooked with bacon!), yet it is definitely worth it. I feel great knowing that this lifestyle change is beneficial for my health, the environment, and animals.
I was home for spring break last week and was able to cook dinner for my family a few times. I had so much fun trying out recipes and my family loved every single one of them! Here are some pictures:
I got the recipe from this website: http://www.theppk.com/2009/10/edamame-pesto-a-totally-satisfying-low-fat-manifesto/