Monday, September 19, 2011

{Post #806} Vegan and Seeds of Kindness

Our menu for today:

Breakfast:  same as yesterday...oatmeal with apples, raisins, and cinnamon.  This is truly delicious.  Wes peeled the apples today, which was a major improvement to ME.

Lunch:  left overs from yesterday (pasta with marinara sauce, new steamed veggies or veggie stew over rice) with the addition of trying a new  We all liked it but would never crave it.  We (with the exception of my husband) are not new-food tryers, so this was impressive. 

Supper:  Speedy International Stew.  This was a matter of opening 4 cans and dumping them in a saucepan and heating them 5 minutes.  But it.  was.  so.  good...2 cans of Italian-flavored stewed tomatoes, 1 can of whole kernel corn, rinsed, and 1 can of black beans, rinsed.  We also had sweet potato fries which were just raw sweet potatoes scrubbed and cut for fries and baked in a 450 oven for 30 minutes on parchment paper, covered with foil for the first 15 minutes.  They were decadent.  Soooo good.  Will make more next time.

I bought 4 full grocery bags of fruits and veggies at Aldi today and only spent $26.  Then I did some more shopping at Wal-mart.  I was impressed with the small amount I paid for things (even buying some things out of season).  Not buying meat, butter, milk, and cheese might be less expensive after all.

Of course I'm already thinking about tilling up the whole back yard for a garden next spring.  Just kidding...I think!

The thing about eating this way is that because one is not ingesting tons of salt, sugar, and fat, everything has much more potent flavors.  Oh, yeah...delicious.

The kids still have sterling attitudes about all we're doing, and that makes it so much more pleasant.  I am striving to have some variety so we don't keep eating the same old things.

I had to take Rachel to her piano lesson today, so I got some hand quilting time in.  The Seeds of Kindness quilt has only 11 more rows of hand quilting, plus the 7/8 of the border.  Yippee!!



Gypsy Quilter said...

You are all so adventuresome. I admire your can-do attitude. Have you tried fresh tomatoes, zuchini, and basil? It's so simple, but very good.

If you'd like to find some great seeds and gardening info, head on over to

Happy cooking.

julieQ said...

Good for you, Joan! You might be surprised at how much weight you lose!! Sounds like you are just doing great.

Ruth said...

Very interesting. I don't think I would like it, but on the other hand, we do need to do something. I doubt DH would agree to do it. My sister told me about Dr. Fuhrman, who she saw on TV and his book Eat to Live. I am going to check it out of the library and see what he suggests. I think it might be vegan also. He has a web site - - which has a lot of information on it.