I am continuing to surprise myself by eating vegetarian. I have no clue why, or how, I have been able to make it this many days without meat. I am not against meat- I am happy that I am eating vegetarian. It has been a great journey thus far and I have enjoyed eating new combinations of food. I am still in the learning stages and look forward to cooking a great dinner!
What are your favorite food suggestions? I’d like to start with easy food combinations before I go crazy cooking!
I am excited to bring you all the next installment of the vegancouchpotato! I have made it 10 consecutive days without eating meat. Yesterday was a thriller at the local Ruby Tuesday! My sister was nice enough to take me out to lunch and I found this nice little ensemble on the menu: pick three veggies and a side salad. I chose grilled zucchini, steamed broccoli and brown rice pilaf. I am excited to keep the streak alive.
To those of you that are following the blog, let me be the first to say that this exercise has been difficult; however, it has been worth it! My vegansweetpotato has been a vegan for four years and a vegetarian for 12 years (or so), and her knowledge has immensely helped me. I can say that I have more energy since I have stopped eating meat and I have been sleeping better. In addition to losing some weight, I think there are other physiological benefits that I don’t know about.
To those of you that are kindly following, thank you. I hope to get more recipes and include more pictures as the time progresses. Please give me your recommendations if you have any!
Hello boys and girls!
This weekend was an adventure- I have continued to surprise myself and made some interesting food choices! On Saturday I really wanted to eat Peruvian chicken. I went to this place with my sister and contemplated, yet again, whether or not I would continue this journey eating no meat. By the time I reached the counter I realized that I could have a great meal without chicken. I ordered mixed vegetables – steamed carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli- rice and beans, and a garden salad! It was delicious. Even though I struggled to steer away from chicken, I am happy that I made it through lunch. Later on in the evening I had another chicken/ meat encounter. I also decided to press forward and opted for veggie kabobs with rice and na’an! Boy did I feel great afterwards.
Sunday was another great day. I basically noshed around my house all day and ended up eating “real food” for dinner. I had a wonderful spinach salad with falafel! The ingredients were spinach, avocado, cucumber, egg, falafel, tomato, and honey dijon dressing!!!
I was so excited to keep the streak alive! Thank you to my 100th visitor- the journey has just begun. I hope this site helps all who are trying to eat vegetarian or wondering if they can do it! As for me, vegansweetpotato is my greatest asset- she’s been vegan for 4 years and vegetarian for 12 years- and she sometimes makes suggestions, or cooks, for me!
I hope to post some recipes and meals soon… I only have camera phone (no digi). In the mean time, I hope to find some guest posters to help share their experience with eating veggie and/or tips for beginning to eat veggie!
Today, one week without meat!
Yesterday I went to a Peruvian chicken place with a couple of my friends. Oh, man! I really wanted to eat some chicken, but I summoned all my strength and got a few side orders instead. This was the first time that I wanted to eat meat since Monday. I figured this day would come, however, I did not realize how difficult it would be to change my habits!
When we arrived, I knew I was in the danger zone. All I could think about was chicken- it smelled sooooo good! The line was about 25 people long and, boy, it was a long wait. I stood their thinking about my new commitment, and how great it felt to be meat free for four days. On the other hand, my mind was telling me it would be ok to have “just one meal with meat.” The back and forth inner contemplation was strong!
I ended up eating some cole slaw and french fries. It did not seem like much, but I am happy that I kept my streak alive! Today, Friday, is day 5!
Thanks for your support everyone! I will try to post some more pictures of things I cook soon… in the mean time, I will try to get some guest bloggers to add some more material!
Helllllllllo everybody ( the 5 people that have seen this blog!)
Well, today is my unplanned 4th day of eating a veggie diet. I am, at the moment, flabbergasted at how I have made it four days without meat. As I stated previously, I had no intention of beginning a “Veggie Quest” this week;however, I am gonna roll with it.
I workout regularly yet have been in the habit of eating those dangerous foods. Here are a few – non scientific- details of what my body type is.
Weight: Day 1: 190, Day 4: 186.6. (I work out regularly)
Waist: 34 ish…reference point: J Crew shorts size 34 are snug!
Furthermore, I have had a hay cough this week (allergies) and have not been able to tell if I have been exhibiting meat withdrawal symptoms. I feel the same as I did on Monday… With a twist of satisfaction thrown in the mix.
As I continue on this journey, length unknown, please feel free to give food suggestions, comment, or give words of encouragement! This is going to be a great adventure and I know vegansweetpotato will be happy and help guide my food choices 🙂
Have a great day!
Good afternoon, all.
Yesterday was another achievement in the VCP world. I cannot explain it, nor am I willing to figure it out; however, I went another 24 hours without meat! My day started off as normal as any other: 1) gym, 2) study, 3)chill… G.S.C. I did not plan on eating a veggie-filled day, but that is how it turned out. After my morning work-out, I finished a protein shake and had a heaping scoop of peanut butter! I decided to nosh on some food around the house- nuts, Clif Bar, veggies- and before I knew it, it was dinner time.
For dinner, my pies de resistance, I had a garbonzo – eh hem* chick pea- salad with some funzies! The salad was a simple arrangement of spinach, tomato, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, carrots, and a small amount of light caesar dressing! Oh boy oh boy was it wonderful… by the time I had finished dinner I had again realized that I hit the home stretch. I knew I could make ANOTHER day without meat! Crazy, right? Well, it happened and I am pretty pumped. I’ll take that small victory dance again because I am absolutely shocked at making 48 hours meat free… that was not the plan people!
My victory march began around 6 o’clock in the evening. I stood in front of Chipotle and wondered if I had the internal might to push forward and eat a veggie dinner. During the day I was telling myself that 2 of 3 meatless meals would be an achievement… I could sense myself leaning toward meat for dinner. But alas, I persevered and held my head up high!
veggie bowl from chipotle!
Ahh, the smell of crisp, slightly wet, lettuce; the aroma and warmth of succulent beans; the fiesta of redness, a tomato-ey extravaganza, that can only be described as “pico”; the yellow glow of corn salsa; the delectable AWESOMENESS that is guacamole; and a small amount of tangy goodness (dressing). You already know where I am going with this- veggie boooooooooooowl 🙂
*** Monday, March 19, 2012: NO MEAT SUCCESS***
Till we meet again,
It’s Monday and I am going to eat no meat today! It has been a long while since I have posted and I wanted to start with a bang! This experiment should be a doozy 🙂
This picture was from a great blogger Kathy @ http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/02/vegan-food-find-le-pain-quotidiens-six.html
Sunday night I had the privilege of eating a six- vegetable quiche at Le Pain Quotidien in Bethesda, Md. This dish was fantastic! Not only was it vegan, it was made with a gluten free buckwheat crust. My favorite part was that it was very light and did not leave me over-stuffed.
I enjoyed the texture of the baked crust and the warm blend of “six-vegetables” on the inside. Furthermore, I was astonished that this dish was only 370 calories 🙂
All-in-all I highly recommend this dish.
Sunny and 78 degrees in my neck of the woods this morning. I did a killer leg work out and now I am blogging! I found this delectable dessert last night at a local grocery store. Non-dairy and free of all the bad stuff -that means my vegansweetpotato gave it the ole’ thumbs up.
Please check out the “About Me” page to figure what I am all about. The journey is slowly getting started!