And last week I decided I was ready to make the leap to vegan.
I decided that cheese was no longer going to hold me back from obtaining my goal.
I have inadvertently, although it coincides nicely with Jenn's theme, decided to fall into some healthier habits.
So let's dig into the eats this week.
For breakfast I have really been stuck on drinking this cinnamon bun smoothie:
And of course there is plenty of water...must stay hydrated.
This weekend I had the same lunch on Sunday as I did dinner on Monday...socca pizza.
The socca recipe is care of Laura from Sprint 2 The Table.
Oh my goodness this is fabulous, and I may never go back to traditional pizza again.
To make the recipe a little more frugal/cost effective I ground my own flour (a stride I am taking to fall in healthier habits). If you haven't tried this I promise it is easy peasy, I posted about it here.
To top pizza I used Dianne's, from Veggie Girl, cashew cheese. I was a little timid to try this but once I tasted it...I was in, this stuff is the bomb. I think my next batch will include a little sriracha (I like to kick things up a notch).
I finished topping the pizza with Trader Joe's Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic:
This combined with the cheese as well as spinach and tomatoes from my garden made for a meal that was out of this world...and one that apparently I needed to eat twice in two days.
Now I can't forget about dessert, because it was equally as delicious as the rest.
The impetus for making dessert was my 9 year old...he really loves pie.
So I used Mama Pea's vegan whole wheat crust, which I found in her fantastic book :)
And made this vegan apple pie (recipe will be posted tomorrow):
So these are my eats and I have to say the first week of being vegan was very tasty. I look forward to growing my knowledge and branching out to more deliciousness.
On aside, as I am a proud little mama, my baby girl Caroline started ballet. I was filled with joy last night as we attended her first lesson.
All of my fond memories of taking dance flooded back as I got her dressed. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did :)
Happy Wednesday to you all and be sure to head over to our lovely hostess Jenn's place and check out what other bloggers had to eat. I guarantee it will be some good stuff.