I cheated. A small stain on my month of veganhood. But you know what? Who cares. Besides, it wasn’t out of inability to resist cheese or bacon – formidable tempters though they are – but in celebration. Last night we stayed out until 530am celebrating the dietish’s 30th birthday. The dietish is one of two other people I share a small broom closet with at work and it has been great to have her to commiserate and collaborate with, to do some gossiping with and to occasionally drink good coffee with. A big group hit up The Common (the local hipster dance bar) for some drinks and tunes after an uproarious dinner at MRKT. The time called for shots and, not knowing any good ones I asked the bartender to recommend something good but forgetting to specify “no creamy/dairy booze”. The result was jagermeister with Bailey’s. And it took me about 2.5 seconds to decide that living a little is more important than meeting a goal to the exact letter. It hasn’t changed anything, today I continued with my plant-based diet.
Meals for the week:
Breakfast: oatmeal (unless I sleep in this will pretty much always be the plan)
Lunch: the yam and peanut stew is cooling on the stove now.
Supper: salad fixings (including baby kale!), pita, hummus
Treats: a new dark roast decaf coffee from Ethical Bean. It is YUMMY! I always avoided dark roasts assuming it would create a bitter brew however it isn’t. It is smooth and nutty and rich. Plus a chocolatey treat that I’ll post about later.
NEW FIND OF THE WEEK: Fake cheese. Daiya mozarella to be more precise. This is one substitute I had been avoiding because it is a bit pricey and my expectations were low. It turns out that I shouldn’t have waited so long! Or that I waited precisely the right amount of time to allow my taste buds to forget what real cheese is like. This is perhaps more realistic. Regardless of the reason it passes. Maybe not as a cheese but as a suitable alternative. I think a pizza is in order!