on the table

For the month of June, I’ve been in an experiment of my own design. Even though I’ve been a vegetarian since 1992, I still had a crazy attachment to cheese and other high-fat forms of tasty deliciousness.

For June, I’ve been vegan. (Truth check: At Biltmore Estate, I had a chickpea burger with goat cheese. Whatever – it was amazing. I also split a chocolate malt with my husband at the end of the month. My gall bladder-less body was not happy with that choice.) Here’s what we’ve eaten. These are phone photos because I am spending more time cooking. Maybe I’ll do better in the photo department for July.

Breakfasts have either been oatmeal with berries, whole wheat toast with a drizzle of molasses, or cream of wheat with nutritional yeast. I’ve added a bit of Florida orange juice, because scurvy is bad and OJ is good. I always have coffee (no cream, a little raw, organic sugar).



Lunches and dinners have been filled with lots of veggies, beans, healthy grains, and an occasional healthy dessert, like date bars or sweet potato brownies (don’t hate).


Good eats on top of polenta.



Pizza on homemade whole wheat crust, lots of veggies, no cheese, sprinkled with nutritional yeast. (This is an Engine 2 diet recipe.)



Take out from Chipotle: brown rice, beans, salsa, extra lettuce, hold the cheese, sour cream and guacamole.



(Pardon the missing  bite. Clearly, I couldn’t wait to eat my yummy sandwich). Sandwiches are my favorite. I’ve been eating mine on whole grain bread, loaded with veggies, drizzled with balsamic vinegar.


The results: I feel good. I sleep well. I’m down six pounds. The experiment continues…

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