Two weeks of being (almost) completely sugar-free have come to an end. I confess I had a few tough days with very limited options (major flight delays anyone?) but the whole of my two weeks went very smoothly. I’ve done a lot of sugar cleansing in the past and didn’t feel a terrible need for it but really appreciated the opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and branch out beyond my standard dark chocolate. You will see an example of that here
Interestingly what I have been feeling pulled towards is a more raw and vegan style diet. I can’t say my mind is easily on board with this, I love, love, LOVE my goat cheese and occasionally being able to have some wild fish or free-range egg dishes…sadly, it has not been loving me back. I’ve done a lot of focused cleansing in various forms over the last couple of years and I’ve watched as my body often asks me to step it up before I emotionally want to. But alas, here we are. I’ve decided to join Marlena (again) in her vegan challenge for the month of July. I hopped on board last year with the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MOFO!!) and concluded at the end of it that veganism just wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to admit how incorrectly I was doing it though. I used my vegan month as an excuse to dive head first into baking again and try out how my body liked beans, and grains, and tofu…it didn’t. I got puffy, put on some weight, and just felt tired. No good. These days, I find I’m naturally leaning into meals centered around big avocado salads with baked squashes or greens with delicious nut butter dressings, or the rarer meal that includes fruit or a small dish of quinoa. I continue to juice, implement my various cleansing tools, and this is feeling much nicer for me. I also, for the first time in my life, even though I was raised a vegetarian and played with veganism, feel drawn to it for ethical reasons as well as health. I know there are a million arguments out there but it’s started to feel kinda strange to bite into an animal, especially when it isn’t a need for the particular body that I live in. On the other side of things, I’m having a hard time with the idea of ever embracing a labeled way of eating or living. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and I’m excited to once again embrace a new avenue of kitchen creativity and experimentation in the coming month!
This is obviously NOT a vegan recipe and I realized I had to get it posted before next month
2 free-range eggs
NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia
goat feta or chevre (optional)
Heat a small pan on medium high and melt a pat of organic butter into the bottom. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk together with vanilla stevia and a pinch of sea salt. Pour eggs into pan and let cook thoroughly on one side before flipping to the other. Once both sides are cooked, slide out of pan and top with cinnamon and feta or chevre.