I'm officially on week three of 'Eat to Live' and I've become experimental in cooking meatless, dairy-less and processed food-less. It's been challenging but rewarding. There are two options to follow the Eat to Live lifestyle, the vegetarian and the non-vegitarian. We opted for the non-vegetarian which still only suggests having eggs once a week and a light fish twice a week. The rest of the time we eat vegan. This means my fun little series 'Brunchday' is going to be changing up a little while I try Eat to Live this summer. Brunch recipes and ideas will now fall under the Eat to Live plan for the next few months while I give this lifestyle change a go.
For our recent brunch meal I made cheese-less omelets with sautéed mushrooms topped with steamed asparagus. I steamed my asparagus with a little water at the bottom of a pan using a vegetable strainer on top of the water. Once my asparagus were steamed I covered them in lemon juice, balsamic, a touch of olive oil, paprika and a sprinkle of sea salt. I served our omelet with a side salad with raspberry vinaigrette, raw walnuts and re-hydrated dried cherries.
Most all of our meals consist of vegetables, all vegetables, and then we have fruit for dessert. We (Josh and I) were very strict for the first 13 days and then the last weekend we strayed a little due to company, different events, etc. This week we've jumped back on it and we are trying to follow the plan as much as possible. We are about to head off for vacation in Florida for Disney World so this week we are doing our best to finish all the veggies and perishables in our fridge before we leave. The original plan was to follow the Eat to Live plan as best as we could for the three weeks leading up to our trip and then enjoy vacation (no restrictions but to eat fruits and veggies with every meal) and when we get back home jump right into the Eat to Live plan for the next six weeks. So I got a little taste of the lifestyle and I'll be able to shop almost vegan for the rest of the summer (maybe a little fish) and see how it works. Also, thanks for your blog recommendations I can't wait to try some of the recipes on the blogs you guys mentioned. Someone on instagram asked me to do a book/diet review and I totally will when we jump back into things after vacation.
Hope you guys are having a great week. If you have anymore books/blogs/website recommendations for eating all veggies and fruits I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!