Starting in January 2018, I transitioned to a plant-based diet, which emphasizes whole plant foods - fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and some oils - as a way to address my slightly elevated blood pressure and to get back to a healthy weight for me. Animal products are allowed in very limited amounts, so I have interpreted this as eating slightly more vegetarian while out of town and all vegan when we are here in Atlanta. I've gotten a lot of questions about this way of eating from my coworkers, my friends, and my family so I thought I would share a gallery of all the DELICIOUS and mostly healthy (burgers not so much) foods I've been eating both at home (including Easter Sunday) and in restaurants (including travel).
These last three months have been my trial-and-error period. My only goal was to re-learn to cook all the time without animal products. I plan on doing a 6-month update in the summer with some actual blood test results. For that reason, please don't take anything here as gospel other than you don't suffer in flavor or enjoyment of food by eliminating animals and their milks from your plate.
In 2018, I took a vow of no shopping. Join me as I find ways to have fun that don't involve my shopping cart.