Depends on who you ask.
Rumpy is not pleased. He misses bites of tasty morsels as I noshed to my heart’s content.Last week I was checking out at the grocery, and the kid ringing me up asked if someone in my home had a dairy allergy. I said no, this way of eating is a choice.
It’s a choice that I make every day.
Do you know what a struggle it can be to find something to eat besides a salad in many restaurants around here? Fast food? Sure, I can head to Subway for a veggie delite (no cheese, please). Otherwise I pack a peanut butter sandwich if it’s going to be a busy day.
And while some say cheese is their greatest struggle, for me it’s been to find a coffee creamer I can live with.
I look forward to my morning coffee. I find it a comfort as well as a pick-me-up. I’ve toyed with the idea of giving up coffee for awhile now, but I’m not ready to do that.
Both taste and mouth feel of a creamer are important. I like the mouth feel of Silk soy creamers, but the stores around here only carry the flavored creamers, and whoa! 3 grams of sugar in a TABLESPOON? Are you kidding me? You learn real quick that the label Vegan does not equal healthy.
The others I’d tried simply didn’t have the mouth feel I was looking for. Until I found Nutpods.Nutpods is a blend of almond and coconut, has a creamy texture without tasting like a coconut, and has no added sugar. The downside is I had to buy this through Amazon because no store around here sells this product. Fortunately it doesn’t require refrigeration until the product is opened. Don’t like French Vanilla? They also have unflavored and hazelnut flavored options.
As for food, I’m eating well. Here are some photos of recent meals. Links to the recipes are at the end of the post.
Cabbage Sloppy Joes-just use your favorite recipe and sub equal parts veggie burger crumbles and cabbage for the beef. The recipe I used called for 1 cup ketchup. Ketchup has a lot of sugar, but I bought the low-sugar kind so it wasn’t so bad.