Monday, November 16, 2009

Practicing Vegan

I find myself getting obsessed with certain things.  Well, recipes in particular.  First, it was Danica’s Cheesy Bacon and Bean Stuffed Pepper recipe.  I couldn’t get it out of my mind once I saw it!  Now, it’s the Fat-free Pumpkin and Raisin Biscuits from Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen!  Why the vegan recipe?  Well, I’ve always been intrigued by vegetarianism and veganism.  I even tried on the vegetarian lifestyle for a while, but started getting lazy about cooking and ended up eating lots of junk instead of healthy foods.  Anyway, this past week Michelle from Eating Journey asked if I would like to join her and other bloggers in going Vegan for a Day on Thursday.  I thought it would be a fun challenge, so on Thursday, vegan I shall be!

To “practice”, I whipped up these biscuits for breakfast.  They were so easy;  no mixer required…

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They baked up nice and high…

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I had a couple of the little guys with some coffee…

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Extra tasty with a little Earth Balance

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Then it was off to church to give thanks and praise :) 

Lunch had to be quick because I was starving and we wanted to head to the park  to enjoy the beautiful day!  I remembered there was some  White Pizza with Zucchini and Broccoli in the freezer, so I heated that up pronto…

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Then, it was off to the park for a 2 mile walk and some B-ball …

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Dork.

I planned a lovely, healthy Sunday dinner of roasted chicken, roasted butternut squash and broccoli.  No one eats the squash except me, (sigh)but I keep trying…

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I didn’t have any bread in the house, (why do I always feel like I have to serve bread at every meal?!) so I broke out these crackers from the Anniversary basket

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and crunched on this x3…

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Sad to see the day end.  Love these gorgeous days!  Hope you had one, too!

ONE GOOD THING:  Trying new recipes really satisfies my creative needs!

AND THE WINNER IS (thanks to Random.org cuz I would love to pick everyone!)…

Chelsea said...

I love your positive attitude and he that that you never give up! You are truely an inspiration to so many people! Thanks for the giveaway! cmdrayer@comcast.net

Chelsea, please send me your address and I’ll get the goodies right out to you!  Thanks to all who entered and thanks again for celebrating my One Year Blogiversary with me!

19 comments:

seesaraheat said...

Good luck on your vegan day, I've been vegan since October 1st! :) Those biscuits look yummy.

Joanna Sutter said...

I'm doing the Vegan thing on Thursday, too! I can't wait to try out some new recipes from you and the other participants.

This will be a good exercise for me! I'm looking forward to the experience.

katherine said...

I love the idea of being vegan for a day - and the biscuits look like the perfect start!

Thinspired said...

What a fun challenge! I would definitely be up for that.
I am also of the mindset that a meal is just not complete without a piece of bread! ;)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Love the hoop shots. You got game, girl.

Michelle said...

YUMMY! I am coming over to your house :) Thanks for the support!

Marissa said...

Love the Vegan for a day thing! Fun!

Tamara said...

So jealous of Chelsea!

You're totally right. It is easy to slip into eating a lot of junk food when you are a vegetarian. I still eat mostly meatless and I'm a bit of a carboholic. I'm trying to change that tho.

I have pumpkin in my freezer from when I made that fudge so I'll be trying those biscuits for sure.

C.G. the Foodie said...

Congrats to the winner!

That biscuit looks delicious!

Graze With Me said...

Vegan on Thursday huh? I'm in!

I love trying new recipes but I need some guinea pigs to test them on!

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Going vegan seems so hard. Good Luck!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Good luck with vegan Thursday! And I love all the new recipes you are trying out! :)

Diana said...

Marisa - you inspire me! Your enthusiasm for life and good food is remarkable. I can't wait to try some of your recipes.

You give me hope!

theskinnyplate said...

Happy Blogoversary again!

Good luck with the vegan Thursday Challenge. I think these "one-day-a-week" challenges are really nice. It is like baby steps towards "something bigger." Small changes first, then it becomes a habit and then it become permanent.

Jen said...

I just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me! I have been tracking my food for months, but started photographing everything on Saturday and it's amazing! I feel 100% on plan and it's because I came across your blog Friday night. Thank you so much and I look forward to keeping up with you via your blog :)

Jen said...

Forgot to mention; here is mine if you ever want to check it out:
http://healthymamato3.blogspot.com/

Danica's Daily said...

So you know I am dying to know if you ever made the peppers now :) ?! they are so good - I need to make them again.

FYI - To feed your recipe addiciton, when I first started blogging, I went vegan/gluten free for a week, then, vegan for a week, then vegetarian. I have a VEGAN section on my blog with lotsa recipes if it makes you wanna try any (I made a rockin' pad thai! among other things).

I so want to join in but since we will be heading to the East Coast.....Hmmmm, maybe I can try....I LOVED her idea when I saw it.

Like you though, I have the same issue with being vegetarian, I find I turn into a carbetarian :)

Heidi said...

i've been finding myself eating closer to vegan lately since it's better for points. i'm a pumpkin freak, so you can bet i'll be trying these.

http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com

Miz said...

LOVE THE BASKETBALL SHOT!!

and le sigh.

I didnt join the vegan cause....so Im glad to see you didnt give up the coffee too :)
then Id really feel badly about myself.

sign me:
just fish this week.