Today’s been like living in a poem. Saint-Saens’ “The Swan” is playing in my head on an endless loop, and I’ve been peeling apples to make apple tarts after supper. My hands smell like gala and Fuji.
This is one of the most common myths about veganism. But you know what? Once you make the change, it doesn’t seem hard at all. I thought it was going to mean me planning my diet meticulously and calculating how much protein and how many nutrients I ate at every meal. And at first, I tried to do that because I thought I’d be malnourished otherwise. But I honestly don’t worry about it now. I find it easy to eat a wide variety of foods and get all the protein and nutrients I need, without keeping a food diary or planning meals. I think it’s easy even though I’m allergic to a lot of raw vegan foods: cherries, apples, almonds, plums, nectarines, carrots…
This just came to mind today because I ate a plum. We have some sitting out on our counter, and no one’s eating them, so I finally did. I hate to see food go bad. No regrets, but it’s probably the last raw plum I’ll ever eat in my life.
Made a batch of vegan egg salad! Of course all my omni friends think it’s so gross to eat a tofu sandwich. They have no idea how good this is. Tastes (and looks) exactly like egg salad, no joke. I feel almost embarrassed to be eating it because people are going to think I’m eating eggs.
My friends and I made an awesome dinner last night. As an appetizer we sliced tomatoes and sprinkled them with salt and pepper. The main dish was mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of breadcrumbs, minced onion, and walnuts, and seasoned with salt and olive oil. We also made a stir-fry of firm tofu, chopped mushrooms, and minced green onions in soy sauce, and a simple brown rice and carrot dish, and corn on the cob, and kale stir-fried in olive oil, salt, and garlic powder and mixed in with the extra stuffing from the main dish. I was in heaven. And I didn’t have to chop the onions, which was an added bonus.