Not going to lie, I feel good. My energy level is high and I think cutting dairy out has made my body actually function better. That being said, I miss meat. I’m craving a bacon, egg and cheese and would do anything for a burger just about now. I’m still making some tasty vegan cuisine and loving it, but I ache for steak.
Breakfast: I was so enthralled by my Day 2 banana, almond, date smoothie that I made another one. Something about the slight nuttiness from the almond butter has caused me to fall in love.
Lunch: Thursdays are my heavy class days so I was unable to run home for lunch. Luckily, there’s a great vegan food cart called Magic Carpet that was able to provide me with a filling meal. I had tomato rice soup, a side salad with miso dressing and a coconut raspberry cookie.
Dinner: My friend Sam, who happens to be a vegetarian, heard about my vegan week and wanted to get in on the action. We cooked a fabulous feast that succeeded sans meat. A chickpea, sweet potato, coconut curry was our star, accompanied by an insanely cool cauliflower couscous. For the curry we cooked down some onions with tomato paste, coriander and red curry power. To this we added roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas some coconut milk and water and let it simmer away. The cauliflower couscous was one of the coolest things I’ve made. Raw cauliflower adopts a couscous like consistency when sent to the food processor. We toasted the couscous with olive oil, coriander, golden raisins and cashews. To die for.
Dessert: Sam brought delicious vegan Oreo cake from Whole Foods. Fun fact of the day, Oreos are vegan.
Conclusion: Cauliflower couscous is all the rage, coconut curry is amazing and I miss cheeseburgers.