I did it, I completed my first Vegan Challenge! The experience wasn’t the easiest, as the undertaking called for me to follow a prearranged menu, and admittedly I did modify a few of the recipes to fit my Vegetarian lifestyle.
Presented by Zakhah, the Soul Vegan Hostess; the goal of the challenge was to help people build lifestyle habits for better health. The challenge provided healthy coaching and cooking classes to demonstrate that the quest to eat healthy could be flavorful, fun & easy. The author of The Joy of Living Live: A Raw Food Journey, Zakhah founded Soul Vegan Challenge to bring together some of the world’s top health experts to share simple, easy, life-giving wisdom.
For twenty-one days, expert chefs from the world’s largest vegan community demonstrated in a free, virtual, educational and entertaining event. The recipes and video’s were easy to follow, and the majority of the meals were tasty and satisfying. My favorite meals from the challenge were The Szechuan Eggplant, Gourmet Pizza, and Vegan Philly Cheez Steak. Not so much; the Thai Orange Soup, Tofu Teriyaki, Sliceable Cashew Cheese
Upon completion of the challenge, the question is whether I will adopt a strict Vegan lifestyle? The answer is probably no, but to be sure after my visit to the plant-based New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, MD this weekend, I will incorporate Vegan based meals such Mushroom Calamari, and Buffalo Cauliflower Wings into my current Pescatarian diet which includes a weekly portion of Salmon or Cod.