Even though it takes a bit more effort to make sure that I stay vegan, traveling is a LOT easier over all as a vegan. Prior to my diet change, travel would disrupt my normal digestive system. As a vegan, when I travel, there is little to no change in my digestion – making my travel plans (and return home) much more pleasant. An unexpected benefit!
The fall rush is here for college students. This is the time where it gets hectic. There are times where you might not have enough time for lunch and bathroom breaks are almost non existent. Katie had such a great idea for everyone to bring in a salad item so we are able to share food and make a salad. I’m still not completely a vegan yet because I haven’t found a replacement for cheese which I love on salad. Now, I can do without it but sometimes I just have to have it. I’m listing to Joel Olsteen and he is saying that we should all speak with faith. So, for now; I’m going to say that all is well. I’m going to take care of myself no matter how busy things get and say yes I am a vegan!
When I first thought about eating vegan, I thought it would be boring and predictable. As it turns out, the diet has been anything but predictable.
This past week, I ate at my friend’s home. S and G are vegetarians by choice as they are animal activists – they are refuge home for large dogs. S and G are also gourmet cooks and enjoy pampering their guests and any special requests.
Since I have been diagnosed as celiac, S and G have made numerous tasty accommodations to my diet. Now that I am vegan, they have gone over the top.
This week, they introduced me to tempeh. Their version was a soy-free, bean ‘live food’ that is held together by fungus – um, sounds delicious doesn’t it? It was! My friends live in both North Carolina in the summer and in Florida for the winter. They found the tempeh in Asheville, NC. They thawed the frozen packet of tempeh, cubed, and sauted it for a tasty part of an elaborate and extensive vegan meal!