Calling all hippies, cooks, vegans & crash dieters! I need some help here!
A week or so ago, the handsome hippie hubby and I were talking and I mentioned that, lately, I’ve just not been feeling good about myself physically. I mean, I’m never thinking that I’m all that and a bag of chips. I’m aware of my shortcomings. But lately I’ve just felt… huge. Bloated. Swollen. Lethargic. Achy. And mildly ill. I struggled for a word to explain it and came up with, “toxic.” I feel toxic.
I feel like all of the Big Macs and Red Baron Pizzas and Lofthouse Peanutbutter Fudge No-Bakes (Oh! My mouth waters at the very thought) have finally reached some sort of chemical-soaked critical mass and my bodily fluids are officially starting to pickle.
He said he knew exactly what I meant. He’s been feeling the same way. So we agreed to go on a “veggie fast.” Only whole foods for one week. He wanted to go longer, but I’m not convinced I could stick to the contract. So for one week, only vegetables, fruits and nuts.
Today I had an apple, a banana, a spinach and arugala salad with cherry tomatos, currants and almonds. And for dinner I made a big pan of zuchini & yellow squash with green onions and pinenuts and lots of herbs and spices.
Sounds lovely, no?
Already I feel less toxic! Really! I’m hopeful about the week to come.
Except I can’t eat this crap all week. Seriously! I need some help!
Turns out, all my great recipes involve meat or cheese or cream sauce or pasta or bread or some combination of those items.
I looked up “vegan recipes” and everything was either: a) salad. b) completely unnatural (I couldn’t pronounce a single word in some of the “fake” vegan foods! I’m not sure substituting chemicals for meat is a good idea). or c) sounded like grass clippings cooked in vinegar with a side of mulch.
I’m trying to detox from way too many processed foods. Not turn into a cow. Oh wait. This started with me feeling like I was a cow. Aw, shoot. I hate it when I confuse myself.
So! Help me out! What do you have?
Sister? I KNOW you’ve got an idea or two.
What can I eat that does not have any chemicals, meat, eggs, dairy products or wheat?
Please don’t say salad!