I have always been a plant-based eater; a vegetarian. Over the last year David and I decided to become vegans. It has been an incredible learning experience! Between now and the end of the years I will share some of the things I learned.
Many “Healthy” Vegan Recipes are NOT!
The decision to be vegan meant David gave up meat. And we gave up cheese and eggs. Meal planning became a challenge. I spent a couple of hundred dollars (all of it on used bookstores) and many hundreds of hours pouring over menu plans and recipes.
My biggest take is that many vegan recipes do not fit my definition of healthy food. Many of them contain ingredients that I wouldn’t eat on a bet: (more…)
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Yesterday checked out the Trader Joes frozen food section. And there they were! Soy corndogs. My mouth immediately began to water. I LIVED on those things my first year in college. Never mind that by the time summer came I had gained 40 pounds. I pretty much gave them up. But there they were and my conditioned response kicked in.
I checked the price – $2.50 for 4 of them (63 cents each). Not exactly what I would call cheap but for a treat, why not? (more…)