Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Favorite Lunch

I've never been one to try new things, until I met my husband. I was pretty boring. I liked my routines, and I ate the same TV dinners every night (for the 3 months after my divorce) and I was happy with that. When I met my husband I was inspired to start trying new things. He's from Maine, so he's used to eating a variety of foods and when we went vegetarian I had to get creative with dinners. Lunch tends to be pretty simple for me, and while salad is nothing new, I thought I'd do a post on this because my hubby, once again, turned me on to something new... Sunflower Seeds.

My First Vegan Recipe

I attempted my first vegan recipe yesterday. I made banana bread! My husband had made banana bread about a week ago, but used a regular recipe. About 10 minutes before my bread was done, my entire house smelled like cinnamon and nutmeg.

When I pulled the loaf out, it was smaller than my hubby's banana bread, but WOW did it taste SO much better! My daughter and I ate it in one day (hence why I don't have a picture!) 

I'll make more in a couple days and share what it looks like. I really thought the bread would taste horrible. Applesauce instead of eggs? I've been wanting to get away from eggs for months now, and this is my step toward making veganism in my home a reality. 

I wanted to prove to myself and my family that banana bread the vegan way was just as good if not better than the bread my hubby made the week before. WOOHOO I was right!!