I haven’t been eating much meat lately.
I don’t have any ethical issues with it, I just find that I feel better without it as part of my diet.
I had a Hamburger about 3 weeks ago and I felt like crap for the entire week following.
Lethargic, bloated, generally shitty.
(I did have some fish in Devon and felt alright)
I have also pretty much dropped dairy and alcohol for the same reason.
My body is a temple and all that jazz.
During my immigration purgatory nearly one month ago, I was lucky enough to stay with my super smart health-guru friend Rea in Chicago, and I happened to learn a few things while I was there.
One of these things is that “Vegan” doesn’t mean starvation or have to be associated with being an obnoxious Hipster.
Also, I discovered that amazingly tricky things can be done with food to convince your brain you are indulging when in fact, you are nourishing!
(She is the Goddess of Veganism if ya didn’t already know…)
I made Rea’s Vegan Mac and Cheese last night with great success.
This recipe is astonishingly good.
I doubled the sauce and veggies; adding Kale, mushrooms, and red peppers.
I should have taken a photograph since that’s totally what I do…alas the excitement got the better of me and I forgot entirely!
Here is a photo of the dish that Rea took!
My Carnivorous Husband even had 2 bowlfuls with a sincerely satiated happy face!
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be truly vegetarian, and I’m fairly certain that complete veganism isn’t in the cards for me, but I’m incredibly open to new ideas and approaches with respect to improving the way I feel every day and I know now, that what you put in your body has a direct effect on this…
Stay tuned for more time machine journeys involving delicious food adventures in London and Chicago from this past Summer… xx
For more Wisdom from the Goddess of Vegan…check out this article…http://www.glamourunderground.com/1163/eat-intuitively/