Vegan for a Day Continued…


Today was ridiculously busy so I really didn’t even have time to think of food.  I had class from 9am until 3pm then I stayed in the computer lab and worked on my statistics stuff (I probably ran 67892038666 regressions today! Ahh!)  Luckily my lunch and snacks held me over pretty well and it was all vegan!

Then I came home and raided the fridge for something to have for dinner.  In my desperation, I didn’t get too creative tonight 😦  I had left over Coconut Curry from a few nights ago (didn’t realize then that it was in fact vegan) with some quinoa and broccolli.

As I was waiting for the quinoa to cook (only 15 minutes!  Woo!), I had a little bit of an appetizer: some artichoke hearts

I love artichokes!  Whenever I walk past the artichoke/pickle/olive section of any super market, I instantly start to salivate!  Weird, right?  Does that happen to anyone else?

The quinoa really was the star of my meal this evening.

It really is delicious and nutritious.    The only thing I hate is having to rinse it.  I have an itty bitty strainer so I can only do about 2 tbsp at a time.  It’s a pain in the butt… I guess I could invest in a larger strainer right?…

Dinner was pretty darn delicious. I’m thinking maybe I’ll have a baked apple for dessert 🙂

Overall, I think my one day vegan experience has been good.  However, I think a lot of this was that I had an extremely busy day.  Things could have potentially gone the other way had I been sitting home all day (since I usually get the munchies when I’m home for too long trying to get work done).  I definitely think I’d like to try this again.  I’m not saying I’m ready to become a vegan but it’s definitely something I could consider transitioning in to.

Did anyone else try the Vegan for a Day Challenge?  Or are you vegan?  Your thoughts?

Anyway, I’m off to finish my self evaluation, start a paper, work on stats project and formulate my next post about food security!  If there’s anything you’d like to know about in particular, please let me know!  Have a great night everyone!

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6 thoughts on “Vegan for a Day Continued…

  1. Karin says:

    Hey Karla! I just stumbled upon your blog through your comment on Caitlin’s Team Edward or Team Jacob post. I’m always super thrilled when I find a fellow True Blood addict 😉

    I love your food photography but the way and your eats look amazing. I’m like you and also can’t resist the olive/artichoke/pickle section ;).

    I didn’t do the Vegan for a Day Challenge because there are often vegan days in my life without me really noticing them (I’m a vegetarian) :).

    • Karla says:

      Hey Karin! I’m always happy to hear about other True Blood addicts.

      I think I might eat more vegan meals than I think too. Kind of fun!

      I’m going to check your blog out now and secretly hoping it’s covered in pictures of Eric…

  2. tinako says:

    Yeah, great photographs.

    I too love artichokes and hate rinsing quinoa. Maybe you could rinse it in a cloth somehow – quinoa and water in a pot, rubberband the dishcloth over the top and drain it into the sink? MacGyver would do that if he wanted to cook up a pilaf.

    Your dinner looks great.

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