Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prepping for "V" week ...

Vegan, not valentines.

Most of you have heard by now that Oprah and her staff did a vegan challenge, where they ate a vegan diet for one week.  The hubby and I have decided to try this out for fun!  I figured it would give us a chance to be more creative in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.

We eat vegetarian meals quite often so giving up meat for the week will be no problem.  The hard part will be avoiding non-vegan treats when we are away from home.

This is self-imposed, and mostly for fun ... so we will do our best.
I can't guarantee we will be perfect vegans, but we are going to try!

We stocked up on Almond Breeze, loads of produce and legumes.  
We are going to avoid imitation meat products, because the point is to be creative.  

Last night we ended up staying in and going to bed early again.  
I snacked on strawberries with a melted chocolate truffle to dip them in:

 

This morning we went out for brunch to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday.  
We then spent the day running errands, visiting the hubby's grandma, and baking some yummy treats for the week.

I made Averie's Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Banana Oatmeal Muffins and Evan's Vegan Brownies (just in case we get a brownie craving this week)!

 

I also used up some buttermilk and eggs in the fridge by making 2 loaves of bread to freeze for some time after this week.


This evenings dinner was at the in-laws.  We had perogies, potatoes, and sausage.


How was your weekend?  Do you have plans for v-day tomorrow?

Off to watch the Grammy Awards!  G'night.

15 comments:

Laura said...

Sounds like the prep is well under way! I love that you're banning processed, imitation stuff and can't wait to see what kinds of meals you come up with! Annnnnnnd I want to dive headfirst into that muffin batter...

Adelle said...

I am ready to do the same challenge on my week off next week! Good luck....let us know how it goes!

Valentine's Day came early this year for me....we celebrated today as I have class tomorrow.

Happy V Week!

Fashion Victim said...

I WANT THOSE OATMEAL MUFFINS!!!
They look so delicious!

Simply Life said...

oh that bread looks amazing -good luck with the challenge!

The Fajdich Times said...

Good luck with your challenge..........
Happy Valentine's Day:)

Kacy said...

I had a really good, productive weekend. No v-day plans. Have fun with vegan week!

winkingannie said...

Averie's muffins are always delicious! Good luck on vegan week!

Losing in the City said...

good luck with the vegan challenge...and happy valentine's day...

Anne Marie said...

So excited for your challenge! The hubby and I don't have anything planned for today,but we'll celebrate at some point!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Good luck with your challenge! I wish that Eric would have tried it with me too!!! It was definitely a fun way to challenge my normal eating habits for a week :)

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

You are going to rock the challenge girl!!

Lol, I think this last picture might be a tad xrated for this blog ;) But I am just a pervert! haha!

xxoo

muppy said...

Thats a great idea going vegan for a week! As much as i love meat and dairy we often eat vegetarian meals.

mymarblerye said...

i'm very impressed at how well your vegan week is going! But you must admit that it takes a bit of prep work and an extra few minutes in the day to PLAN ahead..I guess afterawhile it'll be easy. Glad to see your week and vday have been relaxing. :) And I will make Angela's recipes one of these days!

mymarblerye said...

i'm very impressed at how well your vegan week is going! But you must admit that it takes a bit of prep work and an extra few minutes in the day to PLAN ahead..I guess afterawhile it'll be easy. Glad to see your week and vday have been relaxing. :) And I will make Angela's recipes one of these days!

Linda - Nutrition to Invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit said...

Um, those brownies?! Hello!! Amazing!!! Must try soon!!