Monday, April 2, 2012

My Vegan Mondays

Do you ever get the sense that you're a total bore? That your life is passing you by? That you've lost control and might not ever regain it? (No? Just me?)

I think I've been eating absurd amounts of lemon basil bonbons, walnut chocolate chip cookies and salted caramel ice cream lately because I don't know what else to do. I don't have time to call my mom, to go to yoga, to pet my cat or to read a magazine... from February. Life is good. It's just crazy. And it's freaking me out.

In lieu of an all-expenses-paid trip to Tahiti, what I need is a week's worth of Vegan Mondays to regain some equilibrium... at least on the diet front.

Green juice
Fuji apple

Health food store hot bar: $11 worth of dill and fennel rice, broccoli and brussels sprouts
Granola bar

One of my favorite soups, which I did find time to make this weekend: carrot-ginger-sweet potato
Dried pineapple (merci, maman!)


  1. Your Vegan Mondays put me to shame! Btw, what inspired it? Have you always done it?


  2. Oh wow- great minds think alike:)
    I have had such a crazy spring here too- and have recently made a dieting switch...trying to go vegetarian myself. The beef and pork were easy, the chicken is harder to five up:(

    That lunch sounds fantastic!

  3. Yes. How did you know that I've been feeling that way exactly?

    Except I'm eating organic milk chocolate "buds" from the local food co-op. In bulk. Because what else do you do when you don't know what else to do????

  4. Do I get the sense I am a total bore? I bore myself :)

    I lost a lot of weight when we came here and now find myself eating to keep weight on. I think ( as you know) living in a foreign city and walking everywhere, not loving ALL of the food, I no longer have to worry about what / how much I eat.
    That said, I eat very badly, I have the diet of a 5 year old who wants only sugar and chocolate.
    Todays meal so far was 2 scones.

    Yesterday, Vegan Monday, I had Chinese, lo mein and veggies.

    I have not eaten red meat in over 40 years and I still have a hard time being vegan. I think it is because I am just lazy. mooo.

  5. Hmm, that's how I eat even when I'm NOT stressed out and busy. What must THAT mean? sounds like your trip to Paris comes at the right time!

  6. Oh, to have a health food store hot bar! I hope things slow down a little for you soon, Amy!