I’m sorry I haven’t write in a while. My youngest sister got married at the end of July. The wedding was a beautiful and emotional one. I cried most of the time during the wedding. My dad and grandfather came to visit from Indonesia because of the wedding and were here until last week.
We had a busy three weeks. It was fun and challenging at the same time. The challenging part for Jesse and I were we ate out a lot with our family. It wasn’t easy because most of the time we went to restaurants that are not Vegan friendly. They have salads, but we really didn’t want to eat salad everyday for almost three weeks. So, we compromised and we were mostly vegetarian during those three weeks. It made it easier for us. For example, we ate some non whole wheat pastas, breads, regular Chinese food (still only tofu & veggies, etc.
Last week, my dad and grandpa went back to Indonesia. I’m back to reality which was working full time and working the whole week. When they were here, I was managed to take days off and only worked few days which I’m going to miss very much. It’s also meant back to eating at home and cooking at home. I was kinda depressed for few days because after I ate mostly Vegetarian, I realized that I like to have choices and not to feel guilty if I ate non whole wheat food or not completely vegan meals.
Because of that, I decided that I want to be mostly Vegan which means our household is still a vegan household. I will cook and eat Vegan meals, but when we are dining out, I want to be able not to feel guilty if I want to eat standard regular Spaghetti with Marinara sauce. I can say now I’m 60% Vegan & 40% Vegetarian. I feel good about that. Jesse told me that what’s important is for me to be happy. I’m happy to know that I don’t have to be perfect all the time and at the same time I’m still on track to live a healthy lifestyle and help reduce the consumption of animals.
I know I haven’t post recipes in a while, I got two new cookbooks that I’m excited to read. Now that things are back to normal, I will post more, I promise .