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!    

7 comments:

  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!!

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  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!!

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  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!

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  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)!!

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

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

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