4/27/09

To Vegan or Not to Vegan...

This is the question. In an attempt to cleanse our liver, kidneys and colon, John and I increased our fiber intake with leafy greens and plenty of veggies, fruit and water. Because we have only a few ounces of will power, we agreed to only five days of this preliminary training. We eliminated meat, dairy and alcohol...wait, did I say alcohol?

So after an entire day of countless glasses of water, handfuls of raw trail mix, more fruit and veggies and intentional circling of the last cold beer in my fridge-Okay, okay, we crumbled, BUT we made an official pact. After only 12 hours, "Mr. Hollywood" unexpectedly blew into town on our first day of "Cleanse Mode" and so we did what every normal Non-Vegan person would do...we folded, we crumbled, for a bottle of Primo Zinfandel to accompany our strange Vegan meal...which needed red wine. Do Vegans drink wine? So now, on this strange cleansing mode, we're batting two for three.
So what did we eat for dinner? From the FatFree Vegan Kitchen, here's the link, http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/09/taco-salad.html and a look at the Taco Salad I attempted to replicate:

We served this with grilled asparagus doused in lime, tossed on the barbecue and sprinkled with my new best spice friend, Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper.

We devoured the food. But who's to say if it was actually edible because we were starving. More to follow.

1 comment:

JO said...

Two for three is not bad at all! It was your first day, give your self a break. The salad looks great, by the way. You are braver than I anyway...I don't think I could willingly give up either the coffee or the booze!