Sweet Things 4 Life
Sharing our journey toward a more natural, simple, healthful lifestyle.
This week I made a meal plan for our dinners to help save time and money. I didn't plan this but it worked out that every night was a recipe from a different part of the world. I highly recommend using a meal plan to keep your evening meals from getting redundant. This can be especially true if you're new to the vegan lifestyle. It can be overwhelming trying to find new recipes coming from the SAD diet. Creating a meal plan helps to add variety, to try new things and to help when out shopping. All of the recipes were new... some were better than others (the potstickers did not go as well as I hoped).
This past week we went on vacation down in the Caribbean and had a great time taking a step back from reality to really focus on ourselves and being able to relax. It was amazing being surrounding by all the tropical weather we don’t normally see here in northern Indiana. It was an amazing break but unfortunately it of course had to come to an end. Before we left we didn’t buy anything out of fear of it spoiling or going bad before we came home. To avoid throwing anything away all we bought was a box of really green bananas so by the time we got home they would be ripe enough to devour… and ripe they were.
I've wanted to write this post for a long time now. Probably since I shattered my own misconceptions about the affordability of living a vegan life. I think this is one of the biggest excuses people tell themselves, that they simply cannot afford to eat vegan. Well I am a self proclaimed thrifty shopper, Mike would probably call it cheap. I'm always looking for a good deal and I love telling people about it. Now, this doesn't mean I won't splurge now and then, or that I don't set money aside for fun spending. However, I believe most products are highly over-priced and are not significantly of a better quality than cheaper brands.
So this is almost a week late, but we wanted to share our totally raw day that just happened to occur on Fat Tuesday last week. The irony seemed too clear to pass up a blog post. It's a rare occurrence that we eat raw for the entire day. Mike may have done it once or twice but I know I've never achieved such an accomplishment.
Yep, last night was vegan pizza night! We’d have pizza every night if it didn’t cost so much. Don’t think that you have to give up pizza just because you go vegan! Our favorite pizza to order in is Papa John’s with olives, mushrooms, tomatoes and banana peppers. Now that you can order online it’s so easy to make sure you order it without cheese. Plus, forget about feeling bloated or uncomfortable after eating all that cheese, the veggies of your choice fill you up and the crust is delicious.
Katie & Mike
We want to share our journey toward living a simpler, more natural and healthy lifestyle with you. As we navigate through an increasingly complex and tech-driven life, we'll share our goals, triumphs and struggles as we attempt to return to a simpler way of living.