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day 8 and 9 of my new vegan life! :o ]

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i'm on day 9 of my new vegan life style!  today i treated myself to a saitan sandwich  with potato salad on it!!  at my favorite vegan cafe hillside quickies (funny name, awesome food). 

last week on day 4 and 5 of my detoxing from dairy, coffee and white processed sugar i got slammed  (HARD!!) with an overload of dairy toxins trying to leave my body!  I had every symptom of having the flu... i was boated (ouchie!), 101 degree temperature, nausiated, couldn't sleep, i was in agony!  i guess when you've gone your whole life believing that dairy is what you're supposed to be eating for optimal health, calcium, protein and well being and then you take it away...  the body is going to reward you with a pretty harsh detox!  i got some macro acidophilus and finally felt amazing and renewed completely well on day 6... almost glowing...
:o ]  (yeah!  i made it... but MAN! if i would have had any knowledge of how bad that was going to be i honestly don't know if i would ha…

A Transition From Vegetarianism to Vegan

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I finished the book I was reading by Alicia Silverstone called, "The Kind Diet".  I am now officially in love with being a vegan.  Today is my official start day... kind of like a birthday... Happy Vegan Day!!!  I like the sound of that!
Over the week-end I carefully poured over each recipe in Alicia's book and created a one week plan for myself.   I then made my first venture into Whole Foods Market  I hadn't realized it but I actually spent almost two hours there looking at all of the yummy foods that they have and I was able to get almost everything on my list for my new vegan pantry.  
Last night after I got home I made quinoa with basil, roasted pine nuts (GOD! these are expensive little buggers!!! $29.99 a pound) and olive oil.  I also made the brown rice treats which are a lot like rice crispee treats (better!).  They have a few non dairy chocolate chips that I sprinkled on the top yum!  I also had an amazing mixed green salad and a cleansing tea made from shred…