Monday, March 30, 2015

My Vegan Mondays

I did it! For the first time in about six months, I pulled off a Vegan Monday.

It was very intentional. It’s been on my mind for awhile. That and getting back to the gym. The gym will come. For now, I’ll savor the triumph of a day without meat and dairy.

Coffee with almond milk (and I have to say, after six months of using cream in my coffee, the almond milk combo no longer tastes so good, nor does regular milk. I’m ruined.)
Avocado toast

Arugula salad with walnuts and veg
Cliff Bar
Kind Bar
Scharffenberger dark chocolate

Crackers and hummus

I’m back in the swing of work (though it still stresses me out). Getting out for dates with friends again (I went to a performance tonight with a friend; thus the cracker dinner). Andrew and I have even gotten out, just the two of us, a handful of times and we’re starting to travel with Parker. I’m finally about halfway through the book that I started right before Parker was born and has since sat on my nightstand untouched. They’re all small things that make me feel good and “normal" again.

And meanwhile, there’s this little one…


  1. She is growing so fast .. she is cuter and cuter .. she looks like you ..
    It takes time but as you see, life returns to the normal you remember and yet, a new normal. The old normal is gone .. but who needs it, look at the normal you got ! :)
    Regarding Parker ... she reminds me of my daughter .. who had barely any hair for her first year or maybe more ! She now has the thickest hair in the world, thick dark heavy hair. So in case you worry about that .. don't.
    love you. kiss P for me.

  2. Parker is growing so nicely. You are a wonderful mother and I am so happy for you and Andrew. xoxox to Parker and you too my dear friend.

  3. What a sweetie:)

    May I suggest a coconut milk creamer for your coffee instead of almond milk? Still heathy, but tastier and richer:)

  4. Merci mes amis! Candice you're so right - this is the new normal! No looking back.

    Thank you, Bes, for your kind words. We are very happy, and lucky, with our girl.

    Duchesse, thank you for the coconut milk creamer - good suggestion. I'd love to try something new! xo

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