A few visuals for you today.....it's partly cloudy, 48 degrees going up to 54 or so (I'm tired of these 10- degree-lower-than-normal temps...this is not why I came to northern Florida, instead of the Tampa Bay area this winter.)
Here's how it looks out the front door (click photos to enlarge):
The extent of my Christmas decorations this year:
And how I still feel about being here, even though it's not as warm as I would like:
It's Day #1 of the Vegan Kick-Off Day sponsored by PCRM (as I've blogged about in previous posts) and already I've veered off the path. Note that I haven't "cheated"....no animal products....but I'm not following the prescribed recipes they suggest.
I had marble rye toast (no butter) and grapejuice for breakfast.
But that's okay. They just "suggest" recipes, but I think you are encouraged to "do your own vegan thing" if you want to, too. Here's what they suggest for today:
Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Lunch: Couscous Confetti Salad and Carrot and Red Pepper Soup
Snack: Fantastic Fruit Smoothie
Dinner: Hoppin’ John Salad and Kwick Kale
Ok, let's get real. I am going to the local Publix in an hour, but I hate, hate, hate oatmeal, unless it's swimming in brown sugar, and although brown sugar isn't "animal", it's not real healthy, either. (Hence the toast this AM) I am going to prepare the soup, but not the couscous. Instead of the fruit smoothie, I'll have my yummy chocolate soymilk/banana smoothie and forget that entire dinner. I have another vegan one planned.
To be continued..........................................
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I was born a reader. My first real "grown-up" book came from a school book fair when I was in the fourth grade -- Little Women. I still have it, 58 years later. As I became acquainted with the March girls, I came to identify with one more than the others. It certainly wasn't shy, timid Beth or proper Meg. Amy's love of art resonated with me, but at last, because she loved literature and writing and because of her independent nature -- although often awkward and outspoken -- it was decidedly Jo.