Thursday, December 18, 2008

Number 1#

Hi everyone
so after being inspired by the fantastic vegan blogs out there i've finally decided to set my own up. Yeah! So here goes entry numero uno:
since i just finished school for another year (only one more left now and my tertiary education can begin) i've had way more free time, that's why i wanted to start this blog, i've been toying
with the idea for about a year now-i've been way too lazy (he he he). So i think one of the reasons i haven't fully committed to veganism until now was because i was worried i wouldn't get all the nutrients i required so i've been studying up on food combining etc, etc and during this i discovered a supplement called vital greens 'phyto-nutrient superfood' which contains 76 nutrients essential for optimal health. you mix it with water and it looks very green (the photo below doesn't do the color justice, it is like super green) but is surprisingly fruity and pretty nice tasting. I checked all the ingredients and it is 100% vegan and organic, i found it due to Karen Fischer who is one of my idols (she's an Australian nutritionist specializing in skin conditions who wrote the Healthy Skin Diet). Anyway so i had a glass of this before breakfast, which was a blueberry beauty smoothie a recipe from the Healthy Skin Diet. I love this book because though all recipes are not vegan, she doesn't use dairy at all (as it can irritate the skin) and she has a lot of vegetarian recipes which are basically vegan or can be altered easily. The smoothie was very refreshing, exactly what i felt like!

At lunch I made the legendary chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon, this is the third time I've attempted them. The first time they were delicious but the second they turned out way to dry and looked like they were suppose to be anzac cookies. I saw posted on the ruby red vegan blog an slight alteration, making them into chickpea nuggets which looked really cool so I decided to try this with a simple salad and some delicious sweet chili sauce drizzled on top.It was a very satisfying lunch!
So anyway welcome to my blog! I'll post again soon


mariposa said...

Cool blog :)

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome to the blogging world!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blogging world!!! Your eats look great, esp. the chickpea cutlets =)

Ali said...

Hey Amira! Thanks for commenting on my blog! =] And thats so cool that you're going to be a vegan!! Congrats on that! And great blog so far! :D

Theresa said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! I've just caught up to date on yours... welcome to the blogging world! Vegan bloggers are so awesome and supportive and friendly, so I hope your experience is as good as mine has been!