I miss sour cream.
In all honesty, though, this whole Vegan Summer hasn't been easy so far, and it's not yet been a week. Hold me. Surprisingly, it's not the cravings that are tripping me up or the smell of a juicy burger, it's accidentally screwing up.
I nearly ate guacamole the other day that was made with some chicken additive or broth or something. I ordered tomato soup tonight that clearly had cream in it. I know a sprinkling of cheese has worked its way into my mouth at some point because, turns out, a lot of things are sprinkled with cheese (and scraping it off is sure to leave something behind). I wouldn't be surprised if my veggie burger was on a butter-toasted bun the other day.
I'm trying my very best, and making super tough choices, and I think that's pretty damn good. This isn't easy, but it's also not worth throwing in the towel because of the occassional (and unintentional) screw up.
I'll keep pushing forward, knowing at the end, I'll probably have consumed animal products at least 10% of the time. But that's 90% of the time I'm sticking to a goal. I can live with that.
I went to the store the other day and stocked up on more produce than I had stocked up on in a while, I bought almond milk, and the good hummus and some veggie sushi, too. I'm reading labels like a crazy person, and I am asking real and in-depth questions about my food, and that's a huge bonus to all this. I can't be perfect, but I can try to be. If that makes any sense at all.
Now, it's time to start running. I took off too many weeks between the end of March and now, and my half-marathon is a (short) six months away.
I do hear there's a nice vegan alternative to sour cream. So there's that.
I'll keep you posted, of course, and I'll share some recipes and fun finds at Food Lush (and here too), over the next (gulp) 12 weeks, and when the 12 weeks is over, you're all invited to the cheese and wine party I'm going to throw.