I have an asymmetrical mass in my right breast. I do not know if if is cancer yet. I'm still holding out hope that it's benign, but sometimes waves of grief roll over me and I get really sad. Sad for what might be and sad for what I might miss. It will be the second time in three years that I've been seriously ill. Is that all my kids are going to remember from their childhood?
Should I adopt a vegan diet? I'm not sure. I was actually vegan for 10 years from 25 to 35 years old. That was when I was single and lived alone. I didn't have to make food for anyone else. I did not have kids to consider or a husband, or grandparents who might think I'm starving my kids.
Ok, it's actually an easy decision. I know all the benefits of a vegan diet. It's good for your heart, colon, great for fighting cancer. It's also really good for the environment...not to mention the animals.
Tomorrow, whether I have cancer or not, I'm going to go back to being Vegan. Tonight, I'm having potatoes au gratin and a salad...almost vegan! My husband is not feeling well. I've learned that is not the time to start a conversation that he might not be so willing to have!
When I was vegan before, these were my favorite vegan books (some are updated versions):
2. Vegan 101
3. Gaia's Kitchen
I'm very excited to try out the Vegan Casseroles cookbook. I love baking casseroles, because I can prepare all the dishes while the kids are at school.
I'll let you know tomorrow what I eat and make for the kids.