Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Day 28: Dazed & Confused

I've tried to go into this adventure with an open mind, and so I have to entertain the possibility that I'm missing some nutrient or possibly not taking in enough calories. The past day or so I've been forgetful and exhausted. Our baby is sleeping pretty well, so the only other thing it might be is stress from work or the fact that it's been negative a bajillion degrees for months here and we're all getting cabin fever and no sweet sweet sunshine. I'm even toying with the idea of risking leathery skin and hitting a tanning booth.

All over the web there are scare stories of vegans being B12 deficient and having "brain fog." Could this be me? I'm taking a supplement, so you'd think I'd be ok. Or maybe it hasn't kicked in yet? I'm far from an expert on how these things work. Plus it's only been a couple of days.

I'll give it another few days and see if I come around and take in some extra calories. I know there's thousands of vegans that are out there feeling great.

Update: I said "screw it" and went for a 3 mile run. I feel pretty damn good now.

Not Me Running

In the meantime, I don't know why I waited so long to learn how to properly mince garlic.  I would basically break it out of the husk and squeeze it in a press, then remove the gunk and repeat. Today I went to wikihow.com and wallah! I was mincing garlic like an amateur in no time!

Pro-tip of the day: Add some pineapple to your pizza for a sweet treat.


  1. Have you tried making Vegan Cheeses (made with nuts)? They are kind of a pain to make, but once you have a good supply you can do all sorts of stuff with them. They are a great way to add some calories! I have a bunch of raw vegan cookbooks, let me know if you are interested, I can make some recommendations...

  2. Another way to perfectly mince galic - purchase a garlic zoom. I can't live without mine now.