When not eating, I pretend to have a clue about marketing – mainly PR and social media. As such, I am constantly exploring and experimenting with new platforms. Latest is Medium (sorta like Twitter’s distant cousin for when you have much more to say). Here’s my inaugural post:
I love food. Cooking, entertaining or dining out – much of my life surrounds food and breaking bread with those that matter most to me. But I needed to make some changes. We’re not talking severe weight loss or doctor’s orders. Not even close (though finally dropping my freshman 15 from 1995 would certainly be nice). I just want to be healthier – for me, my kids and the world I leave behind.
Enter Mark Bittman’s VB6. Or Vegan Before 6. Simple concept – eat Vegan up until 6 p.m., then have at it for dinner. One week in is hardly enough time to plant a flag on a new lifestyle. But so far, so good. I am enjoying the changes made and exploring new recipies. And find that this really isn’t all that difficult. Cappuccino is now with soy. Green smoothies daily, sometimes twice. Big salad for lunch – or soup. Fresh fruit or nuts throughout the day. For dinner,whatever we’re craving with just a few minor tweaks (meat on the side – if at all, creative with grains). For example, risotto made with steel-cut oats is ridiculously good. Seriously – try Bittman’s porcini steel-cut risotto. Even my kids approved.
Tonight, it’s his baked falafel with tahini sauce. Then I’ll treat myself to some Bouche from Mackenzie Creamery that we picked up at the farmers’ market with a glass of wine. After 6 p.m. of course.
If you have a favorite vegan or vegetarian dish, please share!