When you think of summer you think of fresh fruit, swimming pools and barbeque!
We grilled a little for Memorial: nothing fancy, some hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken wings. While I enjoyed the meaty fare I started longing for the days of vegan eats and veggie based treats.
Truth be told, I’ve doubled back on this journey multiple times. I was initially ashamed at my lack of discipline. I mean, at home I was fine, but I found that as I ventured out, things became a little hairy. Add that with being on the go, promoting my new photography venture, and it spelled DISASTER.
But then, I ran across other vegan bloggers. The more I read, the more at peace I became with my wavering. Some promoted going cold turkey. Others suggest a slow ease into the lifestyle. The common theme that stood out in each of them was to “go at your own pace.”
This is no one’s journey but your own. Take it however fast or slow as you can handle. With that being said, I’ve decided to do a little bit of both—by phasing out. I’ll switch between meat and vegan fare until I phase meat out completely.
The good news is most fruits and vegetables are fairly cheap, especially right now with many of them being in season.
The bad news I’m sorta stuck when it comes to vegan food preparation. As I mentioned in a previous post, many vegetarian/vegan recipes I find online are fairly complicated, using a million and one ingredients (many of whom are not on the budget friendly list).
So I’ll use this time to find vegan/budget friendly meals you and your whole family can enjoy.
First up on the menu: Meatless sloppy Joe’s