Tomato Tomäto Head

I’ve mentioned it a few or 80 times on Twitter that I’ve recently cut out all animal products from my diet. I know, that makes me a vegan. No, I’m not walking around like this:

Nor am I wearing my hair in a long braid and clomping around in Jesus sandals. I’m just eating better and regulating my poo factory. nbd.

I’ll discuss all this in more detail later on, but for now I just had to tell you that I’m actually having fun! Not eating cheese makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry a little because it’s my favorite thing in the world, but my body really is thanking me for it. It’s a whole new way of thinking/cooking and it’s sort of forced me to be more creative in the kitchen, which I love.

Like, today I was all, “Justin, I think I’m going to attempt ratatouille at some point this week. Adventurous, yes?” And he goes, “Like with a mouse?”

He’s not exactly on board, but then again, HIS stomach doesn’t go all Hindenburg every time he looks at dairy.

Peace, love, and soy milk.

21 thoughts on “Tomato Tomäto Head

  1. I stopped eating dairy almost 2 weeks ago and I feel sooooo much better…and I notice when I accidentally have a bit– like I had goat cheese yesterday– I feel heavy. Like, leaden. And I’m not waking up with that hungover-cannot-function anymore feeling either. That said: I’m still occasionally eating small amounts of meat (had some chicken today) and I still eat eggs.

    It just makes me wonder if I have some kinda dairy aversion?

  2. “Like with a mouse?” haha, your husband, he’s kind of awesome. I tried not to make the sound awkward..hopefully you got that. LOL!

    So I’d like to know what kind of meals you’re eating, gogogo!

  3. Are you breastfeeding? If so, your baby may not be getting enough nutrients if you’ve gone vegan. I apologize if you’ve covered this, but it’s worth looking into. All the best.

  4. Awesome!! There are days when I really think I need to return to being vegan. You definitely just end up feeling…better. Unfortunately I really like the flavor of cheese :-P

  5. SO funny that you bring up ratatouille…until about a year ago, my response WAS the same as Justin’s!! We had to adjust our diet for my husband’s high cholesterol about a year and a half ago and in the midst of also being creative in the kitchen, I too discovered that ratatouille is more than a Disney character…who knew?! HA! But turns out that it’s VERY yummy and VERY easy to make! You’ll have to let us know how it turns out!

  6. Alli: Don’t worry, I gave up breastfeeding a while ago. :) Thanks!

    Alexis: SERIOUSLY. It’s been the hardest thing to let go. Meat? No big deal, but I miss my cheese.

  7. Oh my goodness, you always manage to make me laugh!
    The whole Vegan thing sounds interesting. What made you decide to do it? *curious*

  8. I’m with you on the diet thing, for health (specifically colon) reasons. VERY healthy. We eat very few animal products in our house. I’ll probably be following you soon on the vegan path. ;)

  9. You gotta eat what makes your tummy happy!
    “His stomach doesn’t go all Hindenburg everytime he looks at dairy.”…. that made me chuckle.

    Good luck with the vegan lifestyle…there’s no way i could do it!

  10. OMG, I could honestly never ever in a million years live without any animal products. i just love cheese, eggs and milk too much to give up on them. but i think it’s awesome that you’re trying this! i hope you’ll be able to reach your goals this way!

  11. haha, I love Justin’s comment. Too funny.
    And yes — please share some of the meals you’ve been making! I swear John and I make the same four meals over and over again.

  12. Two things:
    a. please share recipes
    b. is justin going vegan too? If not how do you manage to make two separate meals at night? I want to try vegan/veggie but I just think of how annoying it will be to make two separate meals.

  13. Yeah I could never go vegan but I have gone off cheese for a year, it is the hardest thing I have ever done but my body thanks me. Have you tried vanilla almond milk? It is so good! :)

  14. So this is an old post, but can I just say (ever so lovingly) that this is the only time in my life that I have ever seen such a combination of words as “Jesus sandal” and “poo factory” in one beautiful, albeit misguided, sentence. I. Just. LOVE IT. :)

  15. Awesome!! I am not vegan, but I feel hella betta when I don’t eat cheese and ice cream. I love me some eggs, though.

    Have you tried almond milk? I like it 100x over soy milk. Yum.

  16. Love your blog – so cute! I’ve been vegan for 5 years. I actually just closed (boo!) my vegan food company based in Las Vegas, NV. For those of you who say you love cheese: trust me, you’ll change. It will eventually gross you out, but it takes FOREVER! And you will have slip ups, just don’t beat yourself up about it! Good luck!
    Oh, I post recipes on my (old) companies’ blog, if you’d like to take a gander: I am really really bad at updating it, but I’ll try harder! :)

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