What is The Vegan(ish) Experiment?

Our family (me, my husband D, and our four-year-old Molly) started 2009 with a mostly-vegan, macrobiotic-inspired diet (although I have to admit, the strict macro rules have pretty much gone out the window). I have seen a marked improvement in my chronic migraines, and I'm enjoying proving that we can make amazing, mouth-watering, memorable food without animal products. For a more in-depth intro, click here.

I stopped updating this blog quite awhile back, when life got in the way. I'm still keeping a mostly vegan kitchen, though, and loving it. Have fun browsing my recipes!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Day -12: The 2-Year-Old Macrobiotic

I've started doing a little reading on macrobiotics, and a lot of it sounds very familiar. In fact, it sounds an awful lot like my 2-year-old Molly's preferences.

  • ... is a vegetarian by choice - she does not like meat
  • ... loves miso soup, edamame, every type of bean she's ever tried, many vegetables, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat couscous, whole wheat noodles, nuts, seeds
  • ... thinks raisins and other dried fruit are gummies. (We don't discourage this little self-deception ... she often asks for "raisin gummies" for dessert.)
  • ... thinks peeled cucumber slices are cookies (again, we don't discourage this, and "cucumber cookies" have become a treat since we discovered it)
  • ... doesn't like most nightshade fruits/vegetables (eggplant, peppers, tomatoes ... although she does like potatoes, which are nighshades)
Molly isn't vegan; she drinks skim milk and is a cheese lover. But it's still 12 days till our experiment starts, and she's far more than halfway there already!


  1. Are you going to switch her to soy milk or rice milk or something?

  2. Beth - right now, I think we'll just stick with skim milk. If we ever decide to have a truly vegan-only kitchen, we'll reassess. For now, though, she'll still be getting animal-based products at day care (where breakfast and lunch are provided) and in her milk cup at home.

  3. That's really cute. Changing "cucumbers" to "cucumber cookies" really does make for some delicious imagery! I really want some now :)

    I couldn't imagine being a vegan though...I LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese!


  4. Wow. I just came across your blog today while doing my daily One-Minute Writer, and this experiment sounds great--and healthy! I can't wait to see how it turns out. Good luck! :)


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