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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HAPPY VEGANNIVERSARY TO ME AND VEGANMOFO HAS BEGUN


Today marks my 2 year anniversary of becoming vegan! Funny that when I made the decision don't remember the fact that today is also World Vegetarian Day. So how does one celebrate both of these days at the same time? Hmm, SICK! Yes folks I did a bad thing. I let my PH level get too low and opened myself up to the flu. How did I do this? I ate one too many delicious chocolate chip cookies, thanks to Compassionate cooks, and too much ice cream, thanks to soy delicious ice cream. Can you believe I let all that sugar get in front of broccoli? What was I thinking. Well, kids it has been a wake up call. Time to get back on track! This is really my 2nd day with this bug and I am trying to get my system back up and running at peek level. Granted this may take some time, but Susan's Garden Vegetable Soup will help in the process. I make this quite often and usually play around with it. This time I used a can of diced tomatoes in place of the tomato paste, cut the recipe in half and used a cup of small white beans I had cooked up in the freezer, and "No Chicken" broth, which we love over boxed veggie broth.

And I forgot to mention that today is the first day of VEGANMOFO! Veggie soup may not be creative, but it sure is good eats!


What else is one to eat when the flu bug has them? My mother told me drink 7-up, GROSS!! High Fructose chemically filled nasties! I found a new product called ZEVIA. It is sweetened with Stevia and I like it. It contains pure, natural, essential oil of lemons and limes sweetened with Stevia. It also has Erythitol, which I have never heard of, but read about it here and it seems like a much better choice over the dreaded HFC!

Well, that is my post for today. I hope everyone has a wonderful celebration on World Vegetarian Day! Hug a furry friend today. It will make you smile!

16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY 2ND VEGANNIVERSARY & WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY!!! :0)

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Happy Veganniversary!!! What a great day to choose, intentionally or otherwise! ;o)

seitanismymotor said...

He, he and it's also the beginning of veganmofo (vegan month of food). Congratulations!

Virginia said...

love the new look!

VeganView said...

Where did you find that Zevia?? I also stay far away from the horrible HFC, yuck! But that soda looks very intriguing... Happy Veg Day and feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

You can find out all about Zevia at www.zevia.com

-Ian

Veg-a-Nut said...

I found my Zevia at GTM. It is a discount store, but my daughter went online to zevia.com and you can put in your zip code and find the closest place that carries it.

Thank you for the congrats everyone and the reminder that it is Veganmofo! Totally spaced!

Paulina said...

Congrats! I hope you get better soon - veggie soup is definitely the way to go!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh no!! That is no way to celebrate you veganiversay, WVD, and the beginning of MoFo!! I hope you feel better soon. :-)

aTxVegn said...

Sorry to hear you're sick - get better soon. Happy veganiversary!

Jes said...

Woohoo! Happy Veganersary!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Happy Veganniversary!

tofufreak said...

happy veganniversary! where do you find zevia? do they have other flavors?
hope you feel better soon!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Happy veganniversary AND world veg day... but it sucks that you had to be sick for them :o( :o(

I forgot all about world veg day, so when you feel better, we can celebrate together-- better late than never!

Sending well-wishes your way!

Joanna said...

I hope you feel better! I tend to abuse cookies and ice cream, too... especially Purely Decadent Blueberry Cheesecake. Need I say more? haha

Brandie said...

Ooooh Lemon-lime Zevia... MMMmmmm :)