A Note On November: Vegan MoFo, And I Go Low-Pro

November 1st, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore

Hooray! Vegan MoFo is here! All across the blogosphere, vegans are kicking off our celebratory month and raising a glass to veganism. Woo-Hoo!

Today also happens to be the first Monday of the month, so of course my main blog post detailed our latest Monday Monthly Mission. But, I couldn’t just let the first day of MoFo slip by unmarked! So, consider this a marker. Hello! *waves* Happy MoFo! This is what we had for dinner tonight:

Homemade lentil soup with heirloom carrots. We couldn’t decide between cornbread or avocado toast, so we had both. The cornbread is gluten-free and the toast is made of spelt bread, because omg WE ARE SO VEGAN!!1

And now, a less uplifting announcement. You may have noticed I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately. You may have heard me hinting at super secret goings-on. It’s true, I’ve taken on an amazing new project! It’s going to be so friggin’ awesome, and it’s really really exciting, and I seriously can’t wait to share it with you. But for now I’ve got to keep it under wraps, and it is, frankly, a ton of work. And I really need to give it the attention it deserves. Which means I need to take a step back from blogging.

I’m not disappearing! No way, not during MoFo! I’m going to post as much vegan-y goodness as I possibly can this month. But it probably won’t be as much as I normally post. I just wanted to let you guys know.

Thanks so much for understanding and for always being so dang supportive. You guys knock my socks off!

  • http://www.thedomesticvegan.com Jess – The Domestic Vegan

    This soup looks incredible! Love those purple carrots.

    Happy MoFo!

  • saundra

    yum that looks great. looking forward to finding out what your project is :)

  • Meghan

    I hope your super secret project is another adorable vegan baby.

    I’ll miss you!

  • MathTutor

    I agree with Meghan! =P

  • http://www.heathers-perspective.blogspot.com Heather (Perspective Is Everything)

    I’m with Meghan. that was my first guess. either way, we’ll miss ya!

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    You guys! Haha, I guess that’s fair. There *will* be another Bonzai baby . . . someday. Not any time soon though! One adorable little rascal is plenty enough for me these days. =)

  • Mamma

    Wonderful articles Say!!!! Woooooooo….the food!! Beautiful!
    (And of course, the vegan baby!)
    I commit to listening to Jessica’s Affirmation every day for a month!!!
    What an inspiration that is!!
    You are fantastic daughter-in law!!

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    @ Mamma – Love you and MISS YOU!!!

  • Kelly H.

    I am eating chili as I type (I’m skilled), but no cornbread is allowed on the Candida Cleanse, so I am looking upon that part of your picture with longing! With Earth Balance, yes? *sigh* I have not had Earth Balance in 5 weeks either!

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    @ Kelly H. – Actually I put coconut oil on my cornbread, which is TOTALLY candida cleanse-friendly. It’s an antifungal! I adore it on everything and it’s so much better for you than Earthbalance. =)

    Good luck with everything, I did that this year and it ain’t easy, but it WORKS!

  • Kelly H.

    Excellent idea. I love coconut oil, but never thought to use it in place of Earth Balance because I LOVE EB!

    How long were you on the cleanse? I am on my 6th and FINAL week… Whew! I desperately miss my sweets most of all.

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    @ Kelly H. – Well, I did it modified for breastfeeding. I didn’t want to detox while breastfeeding!

    I was pretty strict for 2 weeks. After that I added back ONE grain – quinoa, which is actually technically a seed – and infrequent legumes (black beans, white beans made into dip, lentils) no more than a few times a week. Also added rare starchier veggies like carrots and sweet potatoes, but rare.

    After three weeks I introduced low-glycemic fruits (berries) because I missed my green smoothies sooo bad. Blueberry-spinach-almond milk smoothies. =) It’s crazy how sweet stuff tastes at this point!

    A few weeks later I added back in natural sweeteners – agave and maple syrup. I stayed like that (low grain, infrequent natural sweeteners, low starch) for a few months.

    It totally worked. I also felt healthier than I’ve ever felt before. Learned a lot about my physiology that way!

  • Kelly H.

    I did something very similar except that I allowed non-glutinous grains (quinoa and brown rice only) right from the start and omitted all forms of sugar for the entire 6 weeks. The latter has been THE most challenging thing I have ever done in terms of food consumption! I can’t even imagine what my first bite of something sweeter than a carrot or acorn squash – which already taste very sweet to me right now! – will do to me!

    Oh, if ever you visit Seattle again, check out this guy: http://www.houseofthesunrawfood.com/index.html
    You make some pretty amazing raw dishes but, since I’ve never had the honor of trying anything, I can honestly say that Adam makes the most delicious raw food I have ever had!!

    Oh! And one last thing…I ordered two or your lovely calendars on 10/31. Do you know when I might expect them. Thanks!