Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Blog Thing

Good Afternoon! I'm totally not used to having a blog, and I'm not doing very well keeping up with it.

Yesterday was my dads Birthday and I made him a fantastic vegan chocolate and peanut butter cake, but sadly i have no photos... :( Bummer! Now my dad is defiantly not a vegan nor is the rest of my family, but they all acted impressed so I was happy that we could all enjoy cake together! For dinner we had bruschetta, everybody else had three cheese tortellini and I had garlic & veggie raviolis from rising moon organics. We had loads of fun!

Wednesday Breakfast was a mixture of Kashi Strawberry Fields and Natures Path Flax Plus Multibran with Carrot Juice, a bowl of berries and Tazo Awake Tea.

Wednesday Lunch was a big salad with avocado, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, peas and sprouts with leftover British Baked Beans on top. Strange thing to put on a salad but it was quite good.

Around 3 o'clock I got hungry so I had a Cranberry Orange Pure Bar, which totally taste like a Cranberry Orange Nut Muffin. YUM :) and a delicious Gala Apple.

This morning it was raining and I kind of woke up on the late side, which I hate doing! I love my mornings so I tend to wake up early-ish, that for me is like 6 sometimes 7. I make myself breakfast turn on the news (Good Morning America) and check my email, etc. Its a very relaxing time for me. This morning on the other hand was not relaxing I had to quickly make and scarf down my breakfast, It makes me a not very Happy Vegan.

Breakfast today was two pieces of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread, one with organic strawberry jam and the other with organic blueberry jam. Also I had a bowl of berries and a mini banana.

Lunch was so yummy! I made a big salad with Romain Lettuce, Shredded Carrots, Snow Peas, and Sprouts. Topped with Sesame Sticks, Dried Cranberries, Slivered Almonds, and Prebaked Marinated Tofu. I love Marinated Baked Tofu for a quick meal or salad topper.

This day pretty much hasn't been that great for me. I'm really insecure sometimes, its something I'm working on, like many things. I always feel like I'm being compared to my Cousin, who is like an older Sister to me. Shes gorgeous, tall, thin, and guys naturally like her. Me on the other hand is the cute, short one. Now I don't think I'm ugly, but I don't think I'm that pretty either. Anyways to make a long story short today this guy came into my place of work, which happens to be a family business where I work with my Father, my Uncle, and my 'Gorgeous' Cousin. This guy basically called me ugly, and of coarse thought my cousin was beautiful. I'm very sensitive and had a total breakdown. He wasn't anything special himself, but it was just that fact that my whole life I was always compared to somebody else. It really hurts, but its just another thing I need to look past.

Is their anyone that people compare you too? Do people ever say things that make you feel ugly?

I know this Blog is called The Happy Vegan, but I think we all know that us as human beings can't be happy all the time. Overall I'm a happy person and I've overcome a lot of obstacles and I'm continuously trying to improve myself.


  1. First of all, I have always thought you were beautiful, ever since we were younger. You just need to brush it off, we're not all alike. The trick for me has always been letting the other person have the spotlight if people think they are gorgeous, because you would be surprised at the people who think you're perfect. If you stop worrying so much what other people think, then you naturally open yourself up to be perceived for who you really are.
    Besides if someone is that willing to just walk right up and tell you that you're beautiful, they might not have the motives in mind that you have... Though it may feel good for that moment in time you find that physical appearance does change and their attitude may not.

  2. P.S. I NNNNEEEEEEEEDDDDDD that chocolate and PB cake recipe!

  3. Aww thanks Jess, Good advice. I really try not to care what other people think but its hard sometimes. That guy was just a jerk and isn't worth being upset over. Oh and I'll get you that cake recipe.