Thank you all so much for your support on my The Day I Quit Being Vegan post. I wasn’t sure of how the response would be, but your comments have been so supportive and helped me keep things in check. I am grateful for you all.
I’ve felt like a kid in a candy store. All the “non-vegan” foods are now open to me to try out. Those restaurants I’ve always wanted to visit (but didn’t have vegan options) and all the foods I’ve missed from pre-vegan…I can have all of it!
There’s also a lot of messy feelings I have to deal with by trying foods that have been “bad” for so long. I think those who have transitioned from a restricted to a less- or non-restricted diet get this the best.
Overall I’m finding I am sticking to my vegan meals for the most part. Just because I dropped the label doesn’t mean I can’t order my meal vegan or leave out the cheese at home! It is fun trying other things- like a slice of pizza at a NY-style pizzeria downtown that I’ve been crushing on for years. (I didn’t love the cheese. I also felt really heavy afterward.)
Today I filled that craving for eggs that started this whole thing. To be honest I texted Richard this morning: I WANT EGGS. TODAY. So my dear husband brought home a half dozen cage-free, organic brown eggs.
As I took a photo of the eggs I somehow dropped one on the carpet. Weird since I was already nervous. Ha!
I sautéed onions and tomatoes and added two big eggs. I added in some aged white cheddar and topped it with half an avocado.
I think it was a pretty good dish for my first day back
So how did it taste?
Normal. Tasty. Healthy. Like a complete, satisfying, tasty meal. I felt full and satisfied afterward, too. It kept me full for hours!
And the world goes on.
If you avoided all animal products for years, what is the first thing you would eat?