Day 11: HELLO JUICE! : )

Travis and I are feeling WONDERFUL today! It is very interesting because my monthly lady time has been less painful than ever this month! I know for a fact this is from our recent change in diet. This excites me more than I can even explain! Food truly is a medicine. 

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We started juicing today! Juicing has always been something we have loved, but just got around to doing it today. I juiced 3 apples … mmm it was super tasty. Then we juiced 8 carrots and it was so tasty. I love how juicing makes me feel! If you haven’t seen “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”… I HIGHLY SUGGEST WATCHING IT. Changes your mindset in so many ways!

There really aren’t any recipes to share with you as of now, but I just wanted to let you guys know we went to the local Farmer’s Market here in San Diego this evening and WOW! There is a vegan stand that sets up every week and they have so many amazing homemade dishes! They let us try the “Chick’n Dumplings” and I cannot even put into words how it tasted. I REALLY THOUGHT THERE WAS CHICKEN IN THEM! Now, my Mom’s side of the family is from North Carolina… so I am a MAJOR southern food type gal. THIS DISH WAS SO AMAZING I DON’T HAVE TO EAT REAL CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS EVER AGAIN ( that is if I can figure out this recipe ). We bought a serving and went home to devour it! Travis said something that made me laugh so hard! I don’t know if anyone remembers this, but there was a Cambell’s Chicken Noodle Soup commercial back in the day that was so cute. It was a family and everyone was getting soup out of a bowl and it went to the little boy and he said “I didn’t know there was chicken in this soup!”. Haha… Travis said that and we just laughed so hard! It felt really good to support local Vegan’s. Travis was so pumped up after trying it he said to the man “YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD!”   I love this man.

So after going to the farmer’s market, we assessed how much we spent on everything. About $50 for a weeks worth of veggies and fruit… I MUST SAY THIS IS NOT EXPENSIVE! So many people think that eating this way is expensive. It really isn’t. It almost seems like its an excuse.

I found this quote and thought I’d end this blog with it… Goodnight all : )

 

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.  If beef is your idea of “real food for real people” you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.  ~Neal Barnard