Oh hello, remember me? yaa.. things have been a little hectic here lately! And now with Christmas coming up in a week, oy. I will do my best to stick around this time.
So on Sunday night, we watched a documentary called Vegucated on Netflix (canada, not sure if U.S has it or not). Vegucated is a film that tells the story of 3 people who, for 6 weeks, adopt a vegan diet and a whole new way of thinking about food. [source]
You can also follow @Vegucated on twitter
I cried, I was pissed, disturbed, I felt sick. I knew I had to change how I was living and how I was eating. If you watch this, watch with caution but it is very eye opening and I do recommend seeing it.
I’ve never been vegan, and I never really thought about going vegan before, heck I was eating paleo for awhile! Although I did dabble a little bit into vegetarianism. But this film really opened up my eyes. I won’t give any spoilers or details because I feel like you should watch it for yourself.
So the point to all this, well I’m making an active change in my life. I will be introducing many more meat-free meals to my life.
Queue Vegan meal # 1: Quinoa with kale and cranberries
I got the recipe off of this website, vegweb.com
We doubled the recipe for two people.
2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 1/3 cup water
2 handfuls kale, rinsed and ripped up into small pieces
2/3 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoon olive oil
We didn’t have orange juice, so that was omitted.
Instructions as per the link:
I added a little cinnamon and salt. I must say I was impressed! The kale was nice and mild, and the cranberries gave it a great flavour. I’m sure we will be trying this recipe again.
In other news, I registered for my second Half Marathon in May 2013! So pumped. I was the second person to register for the whole race, my new friend Andrea was the 4th! Like she said, we are keeners! haha
Do you have any big races or events happening in 2013?
Have you seen Vegucated?
Are you ready for Christmas yet?!