Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Morning After
The peanut butter cups are my first foray into Vegan goodies. I will say they are amazingly delicious, but I bet they have too much sugar, as I used chocolate graham crackers that were already in my pantry which had sugar of their own, and REFINED sugar at that! I decided to make the treats for a Crawfish Boil in our neighborhood today. I will be making and bringing a fabulous salad so I will have something to eat, but I thought also bringing something that is sure to be a hit (the treats) would be a good way to subtly educate others about how being Vegan does not mean depriving oneself.
So, to initiate the detox I listened to what my body wanted: collard greens quickly sauteed with fresh garlic and olive oil. The pan of greens in the photo is from the gorgeous Miss-America's-roses-sized armload of collards featured in the basket at the top of this blog, which, incidentally, I was lucky to purchase for only $2.48! The armload will, happily, last me most of the week. After eating the greens, I followed with Alicia's detox tea with the Umeboshi Plum, truly a magical product, in my opinion.
It's nice to know how to recover from a misstep, but avoiding it is, of course, preferable. Hopefully experience and practice will make this part easier. In the future, by avoiding missteps, will I be depriving myself after all? Well, there will be missteps, accidental or otherwise, that's part of life, but personally, once something makes me feel bad, I find I no longer crave it. So I will still be eating what I want -- no deprivation. I won't be eating this batch of goodies since it no longer appeals to me. It'll be gone in a flash at the party anyway. At a later time, with more careful attention to the ingredients, I'm sure I will want to give the delicious treats another chance.
Have a wonderful weekend!