I like the idea of being vegan. Leaving as small a footprint as possible, loading up with healthy plant based meals and snacks, not having to think about the source of my food without getting a bit guilty. Yet, I don't believe I have the tenacity to keep it up. Not eating dairy and eggs would be the big hindrances to my meal planning. Still, for health and economy, I'm game for giving more effort to reducing the animal product based foods and increasing our plant based diet.
Many people take this challenge on in January. These are often the same folks that also go dry in January. Whoa-no wine and no cheese curds? April seems like a good month to track my efforts and try new menu ideas. I was just lamenting on Sunday's post that I am eager for lighter fare that spring should promote. I already have some soups, navy bean and my pasta fagiole that are for the most part vegan, though sometimes I'm using chicken bouillon for the stock, but moving from soups, which seem so wintry to me, to other types of meals will be nice for my palate.
I'm particularly excited to try a few curries using coconut milk. My daughter made a really delicious lentil Dal for us back in October. Admittedly, the lentils could have been cooked longer, but my petite eater DD2 had seconds. I'm betting DH will still not be a fan. Easier to just have a piece of chicken, burger, or steak for him with a salad while we try new. Maybe we might find something he will enjoy. I didn't do that great on my March challenges, so many will carry over to April. this is a new one. If I find particualr success, I will share the results and where the recipe came from.