Tales of a Temporary Vegan

Posted by Toni Washington on 01/19/2018

Meat. Wonderful, Succulent Meat. Beautiful, Tender Meat.  I miss thee.

My church is in a period of fasting and my choice was to give up noshing on all of the cows, chickens, fish, and pigs.  Somehow, throughout the first week, vegetarianism turned to veganism.  I will not go into my religious awakening but I will give you a run down on the food experience:

One thing about me is that I research things to death.  I can easily become obsessed with a subject, which then becomes all I can think about for weeks and months on end.  When I began this meatless journey, all I knew was the amazing ingredients and dishes I liked were going to be gone for a while.  Therefore, I researched.  I tend to find a lot of my life information from Youtube, not Google.  I typed in "Vegan Recipes" and slew of informational videos were at my fingertips.  As I clicked from one person to the next, I began to finally see just how interesting this lifestyle could be.  I started with one YouTuber who had a few thousand followers, to some with over a million.  The meals went from your standard bowl of vegetables and grains, to those same ingredients being compacted to make a realistic-looking steak complete with grill marks!

Due to financial constraints, I have eaten more peanut butter and quinoa than I care to admit.  The most surprising results, however, has been that I am more full now than in so many past meals.  I have dabbled with the thought of going completely vegan even after this fast but perhaps I need to finish it before making such a declarative statement.  It IS a challenge but perhaps it is something I should look further into for myself…with the occasional ribeye, maybe?

 

2 Comments

Lindsay Says:
June 5th, 2018 at 11:07 pm
How did I not see this months ago!!
I have eaten and eat more quinoa than I care to admit too BUT it is so good and a complex protein so I tell myself it is okay.

Would love to know how this turned out and your quinoa recipes 😘

Toni Says:
June 6th, 2018 at 2:09 pm
It was a great experience. I now follow all of the vegan youtubers on social media. They have some fantastic recipes! You should follow Gaz Oakley, the avant garde vegan. Hes easy on the eyes plus his recipes are great! I did end up making a chicken tortilla soup using a meatless chicken and quinoa. Thanks for commenting!
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