Thursday, December 4, 2008

The VWaV Obsession Continues - Gluten Free Day 4

So, I don't know if it is a coincidence or not, but I noticed this morning that my skin has been a lot better.  I never had bad skin when I was younger, but since becoming vegan I've noticed a difference (in a bad way).  Possibly cutting out the gluten is helping? We'll see.

Today for lunch I made more from Vegan With A Vengeance, the Chickpea and Spinach curry, a really nice, mild, tomato based curry.  This was so very good.  Yum.  I topped it with some cashews.  It probably would have been even better if I had the mustard seeds that the recipes called for.  

Isa claims this is for 6 to 8 people, although I don't see how that is possible.  I calculated the nutrition facts for 6, and ate third of it (I halved the recipe), and I could definitely have eaten more, I doubt it would serve 8, unless it was just a side dish.

Nutrition Facts:  294.5 Calories;  9.6g Total Fat;  1.2g Saturated Fat;  0.0mg Cholesterol;  911.9mg Sodium;  44.2g Carbohydrates;  9.9g Fiber;  10.7g Protein

My brother came home from school right after this finished cooking, and said it smelled awesome...but then, most curry does, right?  

Today's Cooking Song:  Time Won't Let Me Go - The Bravery (they have some stuff on the radio, but the whole CD is pretty good)

I hope everyone else in blog land is having a good day.  I am about to pack my snacks and leave for my class tonight (dates and soynuts, if anyone was wondering).  I like Thursdays because I get to stop at the natural food store that is near school on the way home!    


  1. Your like the first person I've heard to have bad skin after becoming vegan! Mine has improved a lot. I guess everyone is different.

    I've been obsessing over VwaV lately as well. I just got it from the library and I love it!!

  2. I know, I thought the skin thing was weird too, and its something I've never brought up before, out of fear of non-vegans using it as a reason why veganism may not be healthy.

    Still clear today :)

    Thanks for the comments, and the curry really is great!!

  3. My skin seems better since becoming vegan. I can still tell junk food phases from healthy food phases though, as my skin reacts in a big way!

  4. Yes...excellent point that maybe it has to do with the fact that I am avoiding processed sugar also (which is much more difficult)!!

  5. that looks insanely good. i think any recipe involving chickpeas is a winner. they're the best.

  6. Completely agree Joanna! In case anyone was wondering, this was fantastic as leftovers also :)