Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The shortest month

February is, as we all know, the shortest month, although this year we get a 29th (and my friend Karen gets a birthday!).

I'm toying with the idea of going vegan for the month. Or mostly vegan. Or something. I would make exceptions for my wine group dinner, and possibly for the cream in my coffee. And I am not at all sure I can make it three days, never mind 29. But that's what I'm thinking about doing. Is that nuts? (ha.. the vegan jokes are flowing already)

I've been uninspired in my kitchen, so perhaps adding some constraints will force me to be creative. I've already picked out a handful of recipes to try out, because I'll HAVE to do something to keep it fun.


  1. I think it's nuts, particularly if you're already planning exceptions. If you do it, do it all the way!

  2. That's pretty much what I did in June when I decide to try a month of the Engine 2 Diet. It made it much easier to be social when I didn't put limits on where we could go and I found that I was still choosing a lot smarter than I would have otherwise. You could try almond milk in your coffee. I think vanilla almond milk makes it even tastier. :)

    I recommend checking out recipes from the Forks Over Knives cookbook and ohsheglows.com. I've also been thinking about trying some of the desserts from chocolatecoveredkatie.com .

  3. Lola, it was the FOK documentary that got me going in this direction, actually!

    I've had soy milk in my coffee the last two days and it was actually not wretched, so that will be doable. I'll still do an exception for wine night though, most likely. I might be able to do it vegetarian but probably not vegan (unless I skip the cheese course, and COME ON).

  4. Poor cows... suffering to give you cheese at wine night.