Because I'm not much of a cook, I don't have much of a pantry at home...in fact, I barely even had spices beyond italian seasoning and garlic powder! To prepare for my vegan month, I did some epic grocery shopping. After perusing some blogs and cookbooks, I realized just how many ingredients my kitchen was lacking and prepared this crazy list...
$210 later, and my fridge and cabinets are full of vegan goodness! In order to make it through this month, I am commiting to cooking at least 2-3 real meals a week. That may not seem like much, but that's about 2-3 more meals a week than I normally cook! I got the party started tonight with a slightly simplified version of a recipe from the cookbook Veganomicon: Pineapple Cashew Quinoa. This is the only cutting board I have in my apartment...Can you tell I don't cook much? Must add that to my next Target list!
The finished product: YUM!!!
EDIT: I just found out that today is World Vegetarian Day! What better day to start my vegan experiment :)