Your guesses were correct – I made tofu curry for dinner. I squeezed out the excess water in the tofu for one hour. Then, sauteed a sweet onion and chopped some carrots. I put the tofu, onion, carrots, coconut milk and spices into the crockpot on low for 4 hours (until it had thickened and the carrots were soft).
This was not an easy mission. Yesterday I made trip to our local organic store for some spices. I love that you can just buy what you need.
This is what I needed…
Dinner was soooo good. I went back for seconds
So, Vegan Day was going great until I needed some chocolate after dinner. Luckily, I had this Lindt 90% Supreme Dark Chocolate bar…
But, it tasted like 90% chocolate (duh) meaning, it was pretty stiff. I wasn’t enjoying it so I ended up subbing it out for a Bliss square. What’s the point of eating chocolate if you’re not going to enjoy it?
Lunch was easy – my veggie burgers are Vegan. See, it says it right on the box.
I chopped up the veggie burger and put it on top of a hummus salad.
On the side I had bread and an apple.
My “butter” is vegan, just because it’s what I like
My chips are vegan too So I thought I should enjoy some today…
I was desperate for chocolate in the afternoon too and ended up trying to create chocolate PB out of: PB, cocoa powder and maple syrup. It was good and I ate a lot more than this measly picture shows. It just looks like tar, but it tastes like genius.
I also ate a mango and a small bowl of cereal after my choc PB bread too. But, I realize that was emotional/habit eating. This is such a hard habit to break. It’s weird, but I am not mad at myself at all after I do this lately. I am just observing when/where/why and learning from it. I will have this habit broken soon!
Intuitive Eating: This process is taking a long time,but I need to remember I am someone who has “broken their hunger meter” (R.D. Evelyn Tribole told me this). I completely do not realize when I am hungry, nor do I stop eating when I’m full. But, I am slowly learning how to read my body.
I have already learned a few things about myself:
1. I start to get shaky when I need to eat (my hands shake/can’t hold them steady)
2. I eat when I’m tired (probably part of the reason for the night time snacking)
3. I don’t need to eat as much as I thought. I’m not “hungry” that often/for that much food (compared to what I actually eat).
Now I just need to stick with this, listen to my body, eat when I’m hungry, stop before I’m too full. It sounds so easy doesn’t it? I wish.