Posted by / Monday, January 3, 2011

12 Day Vegan Challenge: Day and Meal #3

The vitals for day 3 of this challenge came in with the following: weight, still at 184.5 blood pressure, 123/86 after medication.

With snacks packed I headed to the office. After a stop at Starbucks for venti black coffee with two sweet n lows then settling into my desk - breakfast consisted of my new favorite fruits, a clementine and a banana. The rest of the morning was spent snacking on dry roasted and salted pumpkin seeds. Granted not the pumpkin seed from an earlier post but pumpkin seeds none the less.

Lunch consisted of the left over Stir fried bok choy and mizuna with tofu. I have to say even reheated I love this dish. The afternoon was spent munching nuts and dried fruits along with plenty of water. I had initially intended this dinner for Saturday night but we pushed off until tonight. I Introduce:
Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew, another winner for dinner. Great flavor and plenty of texture to satisfy this carnivore. Again, this will be added into a regular rotation in the E.A.T. household.

So, 3 days into the challenge and how am I feeling? Well - it does feel like work. I mean this really does require some planning and discipline. I will say though, I have yet to go hungry!

Go through your meals today. How much dairy and or meat did you have as opposed to whole grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables in your diet?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well E.A.T. your veggies


  1. Your amazing stir fried bok choy and mizuna with tofu looks a lot like one of the dishes served in Beijing. Note - bok choy and cruciferous veggies (along with rice, of course) are staples of the Chinese diet that I saw. Texture is my primary issue with tofu - if you can find a really tasty "tougher-texture" tofu recipe, let me know!

  2. I would definitely do this tofu recipe again, I think it had to do with it being the "extra firm" grade but what do I know! Looking forward to the cauliflower stew for lunch again today.

    Stay strong on your business trip Tim!


"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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