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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Plant based diet = a new adventure in cooking

After a tiring year of watching people close to us being very sick from cancer (they were told by their oncologists they are what they eat) and watching others taking heart medication, and then the man of my life getting some pretty alarming (to me) cholesterol and blood pressure results I decided I'd had enough.  I wasn't going to let anyone watch me die from any disease I can prevent.  I watched Forks over Knives three nights in a row, then I bought the book, plus Happy Herbivores everyday book and the Engine 2 diet book.  Then I convinced the man to join me in my quest (it didn't take a lot of convincing) and I started a new adventure.  Fast forward 24 days of being fat free vegans and I have cooked a lot of vegetables and changed the way we eat completely.

So, for the time being I will be posting photographs of our meals, which are all vegan and oil free.  I haven't made the switch 100% with the kiddos yet but they are enjoying all the evening meals we eat (I cook those the same for us all) but they are no longer drinking cow's milk (we switched to almond) and they no longer eat meat at home - they have't noticed which cracks me up.  I am very lucky in that they are willing to eat most things and are not picky for the most part.

My favorite cookbook right now is Engine 2 Diet book which I love to cook from.

Up first is Vegan Pizza with a homemade base.

Garden combo ragu for the sauce, squash, red onion, garlic, mushrooms, red pepper, banana pepper, collard greens, tomato, and grated golden beet root, fresh oregano and basil = one very healthy vegan pizza!

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