What do people do when a new year approaches and last year's grease and grime needs to be polished and shined? They create new year's resolutions. (Yes, I rhymed to mimic the cliché concept of a new year's resolution.) Not to be one of those people, but I simply thought starting something new, fresh, healthy, whatever you want to call would be good for me. 2011 was a rough year and I'd like to be more active in the world around me. In other words, I feel like I need to experience things more thoroughly. Therefore, I've taken it upon myself to document one of my goals in hopes of staying more in touch with it. This goal, er new year's resolution, is to make a unique vegan meal at least once a week, every week for the entire year.
Yeah, this seems small to some, but to those who know me, this will be a project. Although I maintain a pretty much vegan diet (I eliminate dairy and eggs from my vegetarian diet, but I do still eat honey), most days of the week I eat cereal or pb&j for dinner. I knoooowwwww, it's terrible and I knnoooowww, I'm completely unhealthy, but fooock, I'm tired when I get home from my one hour, three bus transfers, commute home from Washington, DC. And yeah, I realize some have it way worse, but that's why I'm trying to change! I want to eat healthy and I think by preparing a well-balanced vegan meal at least once a week, I will have left-overs and possibly gain more experience in cooking, which could lead to more willingness to cook food that doesn't come out of a box several times a week.
I bought a couple vegan cook books and consolidated my vegan recipes from the past. The goal is to make something unique every week. I do not want to make the same thing twice!! If I do make a repeat, that meal will not count as a my one meal for the week.
So here it goes.