Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 27: VM's Spaghetti with Daiya Mozzarella Garlic Bread

It was no use holding VM off any longer; even though she wasn't a huge fan of the cleanse, she doesn't necessarily condone ice cream as a meal replacement (often).  So, it was spaghetti time!!


Angel hair with VM's homemade, sweet pepper marinara.  Besides no wheat pasta, there were no cooked tomatoes on the cleanse- this was a real treat!  I still like my zucchini spaghetti, but there's no denying that the original takes the cake.

To complement, I made Daiya Mozzarella Garlic Bread.  Who says you can't eat 21 days worth of bread in one sitting?


[UPDATE 10/27/11: I know a lot of folks are trying out gluten-free diets (no doubt in no small part due to the fact that the food industry has actually embraced that dietary preference with a vengeance, inexplicably bypassing the ever-growing number of vegans who have been plugging along reading ingredients for decades) and I just wanted to note that the overload on gluten after a 21 day hiatus did not affect me in the least.] 

A note about junk: I had some potato chips yesterday and it did not go well.  I wound up feeling completely and utterly disgusted for the rest of the afternoon.  My mouth felt dry, my stomach uncomfortable.  Whether I want to acknowledge it or not, it seems that the cleanse is using my reactions to certain foods to clue me in to what's really bad for me.  There are splurge foods and there is junk; my post-cleanse life seems not to handle the latter with much ease.

3 comments:

  1. It is said that junk food is an addiction. Perhaps you've encountered rehab.

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  2. I like that association you made about food your body processes and regards as junk, as opposed to a food that your body reacts well to in moderation.

    Did post cleanse day 2 involve chocolate?

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  3. Andrea, I really feel like- at very least- it's a kickstart or a clean page.

    Bess, would you believe no! I really am trying to go slow b/c I don't want to undo the good I've (apparently) done. The only thing I didn't mention here was my nasty breakfast banana.

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