Eating Vegan & Plant Based Diet

Day number six. This has not been the kindest week to be eating Vegan. Teaching cooking classes this week, these are some of the items I could not eat. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with blackberry balsamic glaze, Rosemary chocolate brownies, Grilled Flatiron Steak with my new rub, basil gelato and my favorite pizza. I have displayed a great amount of will power.

I have already tossed aside the book I was following. As you might guess, the recipes are far to bland and boring for me. So I have the general idea and well stocked kitchen to do my own creating. Positives : sleeping better, weight loss, energy and clarity. Negatives: I can’t really say there is a negative yet. So here is my creation for lunch today.

I sautéed some chickpeas with fresh rosemary, S & P and a tomato, basil, garlic seasoning.

I topped a Quinoa & Chia Seed Wrap (King Soopers) With salad greens, shredded carrots, cucumber, avocado, chickpeas, Bella’s tomato jam and Bella’s Sweet Basil dressing. Quite a tasty lunch. And I was starving today with a Saturday workout in and only drinking a greens juice this morning. So the lovely lunch wrap was devoured. I feel full and satisfied , ready to get my afternoon going.

16 days to go. I plan on sticking to the challenge and will keep you posted.

Ciao for now,

Chef Shelly