Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 16 - Eliminate Fish and Seafood

We SO got this one.

"Starting today, you will eliminate all fish and seafood from your diet. You will also remove any fish and seafood products from your refrigerator, freezer and cupboards, and donate them or give them to a neighbor or family member. Don't forget about those cans of tuna lurking in the back of your cupboard! "
Sarah Taylor. Vegan in 30 Days: Get Healthy. Save the World. (Kindle Locations 357-359). Kindle Edition.

DONE!  I ate my last 2 offending items - a can of tuna and a can of New England Clam Chowder - last week.  I don't like fish sticks.  I don't have any fresh fish.  No shrimp, no clams, nothing.  No problemo.

But then, I remembered one little teensy, tiny detail - ANCHOVIES.  Sigh.  They lurk in your refrigerator door, did you know that?  Goodbye, worcestershire sauce.  Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow.  Since I really only used you on my burgers, I guess it won't be such a disaster.

Guess what I found in my fridge just now - some cheese.  An entire, unopened package of provolone.  It's like coming back from rehab and finding a gram of coke in an old purse.  I've been staring at it for quite a while now.  For some reason, my body has become paralyzed from the waist down...I can't walk over to the garbage can and throw it away.

I'm jonesing for cheese.  I knew this was going to happen.



  1. Don't do it! Don't do it! :) Seriously - get some Daiya cheese if you have to and make a grilled cheese sandwich. Although I'm not a huge fan of vegan junk food, I'd far prefer you ate 3 Daiya Grilled Cheese sandwiches or pint of Coconut Bliss than a Big Mac and fries. Even if the calories were the same, you'll probably have far less fat in the vegan meal and you'll most certainly be avoiding all those carcinogenic items found in fast food.

  2. She always knows just what to say, doesn't she.

  3. Sarah is right. Don't give into the cheese. I make the kids their gluten-free, dairy-free pizzas with Daiya cheese. It's a sensible alternative, and they love it.

  4. I love cheese too.

    Yep- a sliver of medium cheddar goes GREAT with a Bloody Mary....


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