Along with going vegan this month, I am also cutting out caffeine. I am mostly doing this in support of my husband who is on a juice fast with no sugar and no caffeine (isn’t he nuts?)
Today I was feeling those effects.
For breakfast I had a bowl of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal with almond milk and some decaf coffee with soy creamer.
I was grumpy.
I was foggy headed.
I had a dull headache most of the day.
That really can’t be good can it? To have your body go through that kind of withdrawal. I don’t want to be so dependent on something to make me “feel good”. I say that to say, I’m glad I am doing this. (Can someone please remind me of this in a couple days when I want to strangle someone?)
Around 10:30 or so I snacked on a clementine and an apple and drank some herbal tea.
But I didn’t really feel a whole lot better until after I ate my yummy lunch. I had some leftover African Peanut Soup and a sandwich made with a spread of roasted red pepper hummus, lettuce and slices of avocado on Ezekiel bread.
I’ve been perfecting hummus lately. I really can’t get enough of it. It’s just a base of ingredients and then you can flavor it anyway you want. We can’t get enough of the horseradish hummus I was turned onto by my sister in-law who made it over Thanksgiving.
You really should make some hummus. Its cheap, easy and is a perfect spread on a veggie sandwich or a dip for any kind of vegetable. When I got home from work and was making dinner, I snacked on some hummus with carrots – it was the perfect way to quickly curb my hunger while I was making dinner.
For dinner I sauteed potatoes, onions, white beans and escarole with a splash of balsamic vinegar and pan fried some crispy tofu to go along with it. It was a nice dinner to cap off the day.
But that doggone no-caffeine headache is still kicking my butt.
by HisPixie on Aug 4, 2008
1 can garbonzo beans drained and rinsed
1 garlic clove minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoons horseradish (or more – we like the kick!)
1/4 cup EVOO
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for an hour or two so that flavors can meld.