In February I attended an intensive 10-day yoga teacher training. As part of the training we were strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in the month preceding and during the training days. As a semi-vegetarian most of my life where I’ve cut out beef and pork due to personal preference, I didn’t think I’d have too much trouble. I mean, hey, I always treat myself to the local vegan spot whenever the Mr goes out of town. But you learn quickly how animal-based foods play a prominent role in the foods we eat. And I also soon began to miss those foods in my life.
For the month of February, I was strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in view of a yoga training I was doing. At first I didn’t think it would phase me too much, as I love fruits, veggies, and whole grains. But as the days went on, my creativity also had to become ignigted otherwise boredom would set in quickly. Lunch was one of the more challenging meals for me, as my typical lunch is a sandwich, salad, or yogurt parfait. So while working from home one day, I got some inspiration to try something new. And that’s where the BAT was born. Continue reading “Lunch with The BAT”
I am told by my husband that I make some killer meatballs. However, I can’t confirm this myself. You see, I stopped eating red meat and pork when I was about 13 years old because I just didn’t like it. For the most part my Italian family was fine with this decision except for one thing- my not eating meat also included no longer eating meatballs. Grandmother= not happy. Continue reading “Meatless Meatballs”
A few weeks ago I had over-purchased on potatoes for a recipe I was working on and was left with 1 potato remaining. Since it was Sunday and my husband was watching the NFL playoffs, I decided to put that potato to use and make some homemade chips. Continue reading “Game Time Decision Chips”