In which we embrace the plant-base
(Oh hi, it’s been a while, we’re changing things on…
Lunch: veggie sandwich with vegan mayo from Wheatsville Co-op. Who knew vegan mayo was so delicious?
Snack 1: kiwi.
Snack 2: vegan oatmeal cream pie from Wheatsville Co-op. Scrumptious.
Dinner: vegetable and cannellini bean saute and cheese toast.
Back to center: I think the only thing I can count on is that I will frequently change my mind. I’ve been reading The China Study, and by a quarter of the way through, I was convinced that I needed to be vegan IMMEDIATELY. By this evening, I had read much of the book, and started growing skeptical about the author’s bias and choice of nutrition studies to highlight. Then I talked to my friend Lindsay (who’s also a dietitian), and she mentioned hearing the author speak and be quite crazy about his vegan diet, and using statistics to insinuate causality instead of just correlation. (I hated statistics class, but I’m now thankful that I understand these tidbits.) So now I’m back to my normal state of just eating dinner. Which is good, because I do tend to think in black and white, in extremes, in “right” and “wrong.” Lindsay can always pull me back to center, for which I am grateful.
Weird fears: Tonight we’ve been working on income taxes, which is tedious and somehow a bit scary. I’m always afraid we’ll mess something up and then FBI agents will show up at our house in the middle of the night and take us away to jail, because I forgot to add a receipt for a mousepad. Again, I think in extremes. :)
Chickens: I don’t think I’ve mentioned that our neighbors have chickens. We can see them from our window some days, pecking around, rooting through the grass, and generally being cute.