I FINALLY have cooked from Vegan with a Vengeance! I was beginning to think I was the only veg who hasn’t.
Yesterday I made the Scrambled Tofu and Chorizo Sausage. I forgot to take photos BOO
But I can say it was delish. I think next time…a little less salt
And tonight…French Toast! Or as Isa says, “Fronch Toast!”
And you might say, how on earth can French Toast be vegan?
Well, the recipe uses soy creamer, rice milk (I used almond), and chickpea flour.
And it was fabulous.
It’s been so long since I have had French Toast.
I used to like it but only when it wasn’t “eggy.” I always detested eggy French toast.
Next time I will add some cinnamon, or vanilla extract, or both. But even plain it was awesome.
I made it to 8 fruits and veggies today as part of my 9-A-Day Fruits and Veggie Challenge!
- 1 Banana in my morning smoothie
- 1 serving spinach in smoothie
- 1 serving Tomato Salad snack – yummy yum yum!
- 1 apple snack
- 3 servings of veggies at Thai lunch
- 1 serving Tomato Salad at dinner
I could make it to 9 tonight but I’m just not very hungry so I’m going to stop here. I’m pretty happy with 8!
One thing I’ve noticed since starting the Challenge is that I’m selecting my food more consciously. Instead of snacking mindlessly I’m thinking, “what fruit or veggie could I eat?”
We have a new “Runner in Training!”
RIT2 and I started with a 2 mile run today:
- walk 5 minutes
- run 1 minute, walk 1 minute for 21 minutes
- walk 4 minutes
RIT2 did AWESOME his first time out. I was really impressed with how well he was breathing during our run. He is planning to run a 5K with me in November – Details about that race will be coming!
Several of you have emailed me asking about how Marty is doing.
We found out on Thursday that the lump she had removed on Monday was malignant. She has fibrosarcoma.
The good news is that this type of cancer stays local and she was diagnosed as a “grade 1″ – we caught it early and it was small.
We got a chest xray on Friday and her lungs are clear. So that’s good, too.
We are going to the Oncologist tomorrow to find out what our next steps should be.
We know from the biopsy that some of the cells had started to migrate to the edge of the tumor, and so most likely she will have another surgery where they will remove more tissue from that area to make sure the cancerous cells have all been removed.
I was pretty distraught when I first learned all of this and it took me a few days to accept all of this. We’re staying optimistic and taking it one day at a time.
I really appreciate your kind words and prayers.