Today we had a pretty craptastic day which led to a chain of events where I was able to cash my check (I had no choice) but I was pretty debilitated to do anything else. So we stopped by the Natural Food Store (Abilene’s one and only) to see if we could find something I could have for dinner no one would have to cook.
The people at Abilene’s One and Only Health Food store are out of this world nice. The minute I said I had just begun the vegan lifestyle they were leading me around the store and giving me tons of helpful advice. I’d never felt so welcomed or appreciated in any business establishment ever.
It. Was. Awesome.
So I walked away with quite the haul:
The vegan pizza I got didn’t work out so well (I make better), but the Tofutti non dairy sour cream worked out very well.
I’m not afraid to make my sweet potato and black bean enchiladas… I think the flavors will all blend well and be pulled together by the sour cream substitute.
I was just so jazzed to find something close by, and they have tons of incentives to go back. They have a cafe that is open daily till 2pm as well on Thursday nights (with live music). The owner said to call ahead and let her know when I was coming so they could have some vegan alternatives.
The cook/cashier is pescatarian like Hal Sparks, and I told her I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if I ended up going that route, and she reiterated what I had already been doing – keep it as natural as possible.
Just because I got these items at a health food store, and they had the super healthy ingredients like protein packed quinoa and omega 3 superfood flax seeds (I even found some acai berry concentrate, although at $40 a jar for the concentrate I could hardly afford it) doesn’t mean I don’t still have to watch calories. I gotta make that stuff last more as a supplement to the diet instead of dietary staples.
I even got some raw food at the suggestion of the owner.
But it’s still packed with calories, although admittedly more healthy than the other crap I used to eat.
I can’t wait to go back. I’m going to stock up on the stuff that will permit me to bake some goodies I’ve been reading about.
Hopefully I’ll feel up to it soon. Today was a bad day pain wise, and even resulted in another missed shift.
So time for more pills (which I hate) and another rubdown and hopefully some sleep.
I gotta get through tomorrow no matter what.