Sunday, March 21, 2010

The March to Geezer-dom

Since January, when I became a vegetarian, I've been taking a multi-vitamin that was recommended by my massage therapist. I do feel great these days and I don't know if it's the vitamins, the veggie diet, the yoga, meditation, or whatever. But I do not want to change anything and risk going back to be a tired old hag. So I bought another bottle of vitamins yesterday at Earth Fare.

"Hey Liz! These senior vitamins are $7 less than the other ones and they are for 50 and older!"

"Hey Liz! Read these two bottles, will ya, and see if there is any real difference. It's way to much info for me to take in."

"Gee Liz, you'd think they'd make the print bigger on the senior bottle."

After studying the bottles, she announced that the senior vitamins seem to have more Vit D and the herbal ingredients are a little different but seem to be after about the same results. So why not?

No. I did not get an AARP discount. I didn't ask and it wouldn't have done any good anyway, since my AARP SPOUSE MEMBER CARD WAS STOLEN WITH MY WALLET! argh.

We finished the afternoon baking two batches of vegan cupcakes...carrot and chocolate. Both extremely delicious. We did have one minor snafu with the carrot cake ones. We had overfilled the muffin cups, so they adhered to the tops of the cups in the pan and had to be cut out. This made some of the tops pretty loose. We'd been dipping the chocolate ones in the glaze and, without thinking, scooped up a carrot one and tried to dip it. The entire lid came off in the bowl of frosting and we had to fish it out!

But all was not lost. We just got it out and mounded it on top with the frosting. I think it actually looked like on of the best ones.
This recipe was on a website Liz found. It's essentially all vegan cupcakes, all the time. It think it's this one.


lisa said...

my sister in law has been vegan for 3 years now and she looks fabulous. I've tried it once and went back to my ways. I stumbled on Juice Feasting and is wondering if thats how you started your vegetarian life style or did u gradually become vegetarian?

Karen said...

I became vegetarian in January as a culinary challenge. I have veggie friends that always end up having to fall back on salads when they eat out or at someone's house. It seems to me like veggies and legumes are too versatile to be relegated to nothing more than salad status. I made some great veggie dishes between Jan 1 and Feb 15...the period I'd set aside. Now I just have no interest in going back.

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