Happiness In, Happiness Out

They say it takes 21 days to build a habit.
I say it takes 42 days to REALLY build a habit.
I just got through my 42nd day of eating vegan! Yeay!

Sharing some scrumptious highlights of my journey so far:

Prepping a lettuce-grape-mango contraption, for experimentation’s sake. Turned out yom!

IMG_20140429_221922

Availing a vegan diet delivery service c/o Fitness Gourmet. This was the best breakfast I  had – vegan pizza!

image

 

Munching on these hot and yummy PH made bars!

image

 

Ordered my 1st vegan Subway sandwich! Jalapenos is love.

 

 

image

 

Had the energy to make my own salad and learning to love the different flavor ranges of vinegar-

image

 

Went home early from a raving party to instead read up on tech articles and munch on carrot sticks. Haha!

image

 

Getting a banana from my officemate. One of the best things about this transition is being grateful for the extra thoughtfulness of friends who are rooting for my sustenance and sustainability in this lifestyle.

image

 

My ate cooking me Moringa spirals for lunch as a pre-yoga booster. Again, so thoughtful of her, and I am so touched!

image

 

Chancing upon this lovely looking AND tasting dessert at Romulo Cafe during the Geeks on a Beach presscon. Latik + Suman = love.

image

 

Creating this homemade tonic to fight sickness with ginger essence and sugar!

image

 

Bringing this to our bus ride en route to Laoag for breakfast. Better than dairy chocolate milk, hands down!

image

Eating this vegan lumpia at Spring, which is walkable from my workplace. Yeay! Of course I drowned it with chili sauce, and of course I like being reminded that I am what I eat.

You are what you eat.

Cruelty in, cruelty out. Mindfulness in, mindfulness out. Happiness in, happiness out!

IMG_20140626_130047

Yup, vegan options exist in a food place as mainstream as Pancake House!

20140606_203809

Soy latte at Wildflour Cafe. I had the honey replaced with liquid sugar instead. Instavegan, yeay!

20140612_174401

Red photo c/o the red lighting at El Chupacabra (which happens to be located near the red light district – no pun intended). This vegan chori taco was grilled to goodness! The avocado, lemon and cilantro combo is a wonderful explosion of flavors to munch on!

20140621_205858

Dinner with dear high school friends at Simple lang. BBQ tofu, brown rice, and stir fry baguio beans + squash definitely made me full. Go ahead, judge how I ate a lot. Good eats. Haha.

20140626_195803

 

Being vegan in Vigan. Last meal at this wonderful city, munching on yummy Shiitake mushroom maki!

image

 

Dish # 2 was this sizzling chopsuey dish. I loved how Cafe Leona emphasized vegan dishes with an asterisk. Yup, not vegetarian, but vegan!

image

 

One of the best banana chips I’ve ever tasted. No kidding! Even my omnivore friends couldn’t agree more.

image

 

Going back to the office from my trip only to discover that another officemate got me these yummy vegan treats. I’m so lucky!

image

 

And what to give my officemates as pasalubong than Tinubong Kakanin a.k.a. Sundot Kulangot haha. Happens to be vegan, BT-dub!

image

 

And of course coming home to dinner preps that ate Gai made: garlic kangkong! Yum.

image

Taking this moment to thank everyone who has been supportive and considerate of my special needs, for respecting my motives behind this commitment, and for considering to share vegan meals with me from time to time.

It’s all about curbing negative impact, and freeing up more energy to amplify positive impact!

Namaste.

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Happiness In, Happiness Out

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s