Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 2 (of 21 Day Vegan Kickstart)

Yesterday was the first day of the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart, and although I've been eating mostly vegan for the past week and a half, I feel like I'm really in this now. It helps that many of you are joining me. :)

Day 1 went splendidly until dinner. Dinner was fine and vegan and all that, but I got un peu peeved at an Austin restaurant for telling me that risotto can't be made without cream. (You can read all about it here.) I was really, really craving risotto, and so that was a total bummer. Luckily I came home, took a hot bath and enjoyed a homemade pb cup and felt a lot better.

Tonight I'm planning to make Tah Dig, aka Persian potatoes and rice with mushroom confit and cilantro, a la Voracious Vegan. As soon as I saw this dish, I knew I had to make it. Crispy potatoes?? Yes, please! Doesn't it look yummy??

Ooh also - I got Vegan Brunch yesterday and should be receiving Becoming Vegan in the mail tomorrow. I promise I'm not trying to go vegan book crazy, but I think that some of these are essential to my well-being (and sanity) for the next 21 days. I want to make sure I'm getting all the vitamins and nutrients I need! I've been known to survive on french fries alone, after all...


  1. Vegan cookbooks are amazing - even if you don't stick with veganism after these 21 days (although, I REALLY hope that you do!) You'll use these cookbooks forever. I've had vegan cookbooks for years and when I still ate a lot of meat - I used these cookbooks frequently.

    Becoming Vegan is a great book - I'm going to be honest and tell you that I haven't read it all the way through - but I should.

    Good luck on day 3!

  2. I ordered vegan brunch the same time as you - i hope my copy arrives soon!!

    Tah dig looks awesome - I am le sad I can't make it (no fried anything for me because of my gallbladder) but I am working on finding some sort of modification.

  3. looks YUMMY. i don't know if you can get it where you live, but look up a product called Gardein. their 7 grain "nuggets" and "chick'n" scallopini are awesome.

  4. soo cool. I try to be vegan as possible but it would be really good for me to do a kick start program like this.