It took alot of struggling but I am back to full veganity and it feels amazing! With my schedule being free-er now that Law Revue is over, I am committing myself to food planning and preparation throughout the week, so that I don’t fall into the same ruts as two years ago. After all, a vegan diet (like any other kind of eating) is only healthy if you do it right. Veganism is not outrageously hard to do; it just takes a little more planning and creativity because you can’t just rely on fast food or grab-and-go.
Luckily, since recommitting myself to this lifestyle, I’ve taken an opportunity to really scout the Boston vegan scene through the interwebs, and I have a list of things I’m now dying to try. Apparently this city is more veg-friendly than I previously realized! I plan to try some new spots in the next few weeks so check back for pics and reviews!
So, going back to the “veganism requires planning and creativity” thing…sometimes no matter how much you think you’ve planned, you end up just having to roll with it! For example, when you’re doing dinner at your future in-laws’ house…
H’s mom is awesome about always preparing a separate meal for me when she knows we’re coming for dinner. But when she doesn’t get alot of notice, it might be necessary to pull out a quick fix. Enter the following:
Grilled portabellos, roasted potatoes, roasted asparagus. Presto.
I assumed (correctly) that the MIL was going to have vegetable sides so that part was easy, but on the way over, H and I just grabbed some bellos at the store and threw this together. I actually grilled the mushrooms a little longer than I meant to, but they tasted great anyway drizzled with a little balsamic. I mean, it doesn’t get much simpler than that. While this meal didn’t exactly require culinary genius, it did the trick and I was satisfied. Plus, everyone else got to enjoy the vegan parts of the meal as well (clearly I didn’t eat all of those potatoes…though I did do a number on that pile of asparagus. God, how I love asparagus.)
I have more pictures of recent on-the-go meals to share, and as I mentioned above, I will be doing some Boston restaurant reviews, so check back soon!