I wanted to share a funny (it’s not really that funny considering…) story that happened to me a couple weeks ago. My best friend’s birthday party was at Bonefish Grill. Now, being a vegan for a year I knew going into this that I wouldn’t be able to eat much. I typically plan ahead for situations such as these. And just like usual I ate before I went with the intention of having a couple adult beverages to celebrate the occasion. As we started ordering I immediately put in my order for a raspberry martini. If you’ve never had a raspberry martini from Bonefish let me tell you, they are delish! I drink my absolutely fabulous martini and, being the light weight that I am, started feeling pretty good! I proceeded to look over the menu and see if there was anything I could possibly make vegan to snack on. I told the waiter of my diet and he tried to help. Later, he went around asking if anyone wanted another drink. Of course, “I’ll have another raspberry martini, please.” The waiter then says, in front of the entire party who knows I’m vegan and have been joking about it all night, “Oh, I should tell you that there are egg whites in the martini you ordered.” And just like that he dropped that bomb on me. I know my face turned blood red as everyone at my table watched me and even the waiter stood and stared. I’m not sure if they were waiting on me to start flipping tables and going crazy about having ingested chicken embryo after my strict dedication to my diet for nearly a year or what. I told him I would not like another martini now. Again, he stared at me along with everyone at the table. I looked at my friend, also vegan and said “Um, I didn’t know I should ask if a martini was vegan.” She was as mortified as I was. The waiter, still standing there asked if I would like anything else. My level of embarrassment reached an all time high. I quickly responded with “No, I’m good.” He kept talking and I kept wishing he would just go away. Finally, I think I might have gotten a little pissy and he left me alone. What. The. Hell?! I’m sorry Bonefish Grill, but come on. I mean, I can’t imagine any person would sign up to drink raw egg in a martini, vegan or not! So, the moral of the story is I will never, EVER order another drink without asking if there is any animal product in it. Not only to avoid ingesting animal but I will also avoid sheer embarrassment!! From now on I’ll stick to my antioxidant rich red wine!
I have been bad about posting. Such is my life. I haven’t told anything about myself. I’m a mom of course. I have an amazing 4 year old that I can’t wait to share funny stories about. I’m also a supervisor of social workers. I love this line of work but often times it feels like I’m always in crisis mode. My schedule is always, ALWAYS changing and that can make any kind of routine be nearly impossible. I do want to start posting more pics and posts. I would love to gain a good little group of readers. So, I started the 30 day challenge and then I realized “oh crap it’s fall!” So I changed a few days to fit the fall weather. Saturday night we had a bonfire and friends over so I made a big pot of vegan chili. One of my favorite things about fall is SOUP!!! Tonight I made a yummy vegan pumpkin soup!! OMG! It’s a must try and honestly it was super easy too! I will post the link to the website!! I also, because of the stress of my job, almost always have to have a glass of red wine on days like today. Today, was the Monday from HELL!!! Oh well, my antioxidant rich red wine (because drinking CAN be healthy) was so warm and made me feel more relaxed as I sipped it and watched a little of Silver Linings Playbook! Great movie if you haven’t seen it! I’m so curious if anyone else has stumbled across any new yummy fall soups!! Leave your recipes in the comments. I’ll try anything once. 😉 Well, hope everyone’s week is awesome!
Vegan Pumpkin Soup Recipe!
So, in honor of my first post and in honor of my one year being Vegan and Gluten free I’m starting a 30 challenge. My bestie and I are actually starting and taking all the work out of it for anyone who wants to try it. It’s complete with 30 day meal plan, grocery list and recipes! Oh, and, it’s free!!! I’m gonna post the link to everything in the blog below!
Now, a little bit about this journey
. I initial started a challenge much the same as this one to lose weight. I was the heaviest I had been (except pregnancy) and I felt as if it was getting out of control. My family has always struggled with weight, diabetes, and other serious health problems caused by being over weight. I was done. It wasn’t easy. Lots of people made fun of me for it but here I am 35lbs lighter than I was a year ago! It feels great! Join me! Take control of your health and your life. If you are a mom, do it for your family. Do it so you will be a super fun and active grandmother some day. I’m here for you with inspiration and motivation!!! I want to inspire other moms to feel as good as I do and to teach our families a healthier way to live!! Follow me on Instagram @mom2g and see pics for motivation and inspiration along the way! Here we go!
Grocery list week 1
week 1-2 schedule
recipe guide week 1