The Christmas song "you better watch out you better not cry, you better not eat a third helping of your Aunt Ester's sweet potato pie because it will go straight to your thighs", was not joking! We all gain weight at this time of year, unless you are holed up in your house without any friends or family, talking to your cat Chester who could care less what you looked like as long as he can't see the bottom of his bowl.
I fall off the wagon with regular regularity....LOL
I like to eat pie...There I said it. "My name is Vivacious Vegan, and I cannot walk past a strawberry Rhubarb pie with out sampling"...
I have given up alot in my life. Pie is not one of them. I gave up coffee too, for about 3 months, but happily it is back where it should be...In my favorite coffee cup next to me as I write this post.
I occasionally eat whatever I feel like, bean quesadilla's with soy cheese and boca burgers, french fries and pizza....
*Alicia, did you just gasp?*
I think it is healthy to be bad once in awhile, especially if you are restricted in your life by medical conditions that prevent you from having a "normal life".
I eat Chinese food once a week. I eat California rolls with sticky rice.
My point is this, Eat to live, do not live to eat...but, should the situation arise...
Aunt Maude comes home for the holidays with your absolute favorite pistachio dessert, indulge in it for three minutes and then walk away.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I will say it again...Thanksgiving is just around the corner! There will be loads of yummies. Eat all of it, but don't eat all of it. I plan on having a little of everything, and I will have no guilt at all, because I know I can stop whenever I want!
I am mainly writing this for me, but if anyone needs a little back up, here it is. If you find yourself swooning over the dessert table and you are getting misty eyed, come read this post.
Here is my Thanksgiving Day menu, please share yours with me too!
Roasted acorn squash soup with toasted seeds and pomegranate seeds
Roasted turkey (for the meat eaters in my life) with Stuffing
Alicia's porky seitan cutlets with a mustard maple glaze
Deconstructed green bean casserole
Corn and mushrooms
Sweet potatoes dusted with Cinnamon
Mashed garlic potatoes
There you have it, easy and tasty!
I cannot wait to hear what everyone will be making!!!
I know this is early, but with my daughter having a baby sometime around Thanksgiving, I do not have much time.
I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving!!