Saturday, March 17, 2012

In a nutshell

I have a confession to make. Well, not really a confession, more like an admission. For the last 5 months or so, I've been eating pretty much plant based, or vegan (no meat, fish or dairy). Ok well, not entirely. Remember, I have those 8 hens that keep dropping eggs out faster than you can say "wait, I'm a vegan!"? So, I have been eating my girls' eggs, but in my defense, they are orangey yellow, fresh as you can get, and I know exactly what they're eating. So, who could blame me for fudging just a little? Right?

Anyways, it hasn't been a challenge to eat my veggies, at all! Matter of fact, it's been easy. And it's been fun to come up with new ways of thinking about food. And, no more stressing out about what to eat at restaurants. Usually, there're only a couple of options for me. Maybe a salad, a side of veggies, or even chips and guacamole. All good in my book.

When a friend suggested we meet at the Zinc Cafe and Market, to catch up and have a bite to eat, I was thrilled. They have an extensive vegetarian menu, and plenty to choose from for me, too.

Of course I ordered up my all time fave, roasted veggies. It's an amazing combination of beets, brussel sprouts and carrots. I have tried and tried to duplicate this at home, but it never comes out quite like theirs. Go figure!

My friend got the mushroom, nut loaf with marinara sauce. Mm-mm, I told you it was amazing, didn't I? A. maze. ing.

There you have it, in a nutshell. Ha, get it?! Ok, whatever.

Oh, check out my friends' boots. Aren't these the cutest things, ever?

Cute, cute! Here's the link.


  1. I am making NO COMMENT at all about the boots.

    1. i promise, no chihuahua's were hurt in the name of fashion. none, i tell you!

  2. you little health nut! get it? get it? lolololol. congrats on being so healthy. that is pretty awesome, and i bet/hope you are feeling good. i am eating more veggies and whole wheat grains. it is good to fill up on this sort of thing rather than on meat and junk. but i still love cheese and all sorts of bad things, but any improvement helps, i suppose!

  3. Oh Carey, ME TOO!

    I never talk about it because it's just such a hot topic for people and I never want to get "into it" about food with anyone, but I am just LOVING it. Ive had a few cheese slips and one salmon slip, but I can't believe it's been over all.

    Hey, I'm up in the Mammoth area right now and MAY get down LA way. I'd LOVE to see you and Janine if I can get there; any interest? It would just be a quick trip, maybe lunch. Whacha think?

  4. PS I don't think I knew you had chickens! I'm still eating my ladies' eggs too. I feel totally fine about that.