Vegan Challenge Day 13: Almost halfway!

February 20th, 2012 at 10:50 pm by under Health

Although technically we have not hit the halfway point in our challenge.  We marked the ‘almost’ halfway mark on 22News at 6:00 p.m. Monday. 

Technically Kara and I are vegans now, but we’re the only one’s we know.  I had the chance to visit Cafe Evolution in Florence and since they cater to vegans there was a great opportunity for some advice.  The owner, Star Drooker, has a long history with organic foods, vegan baked goods and foods and the political and social reasons for going vegan.  (He also looks pretty amazing for being 50 years old). 

You can watch the story here:

I didn’t actually have a chance to EAT at the restaurant (on a deadline!), but I’ll be back!

I have been eating A LOT of avocados and A LOT of broccoli slaw mixed with tofu and some vinaigrette. (nom!)

My pride was making a vegan pho (LOVE Vietnamese food).  I added too many rice noodles, but it was a success!

Oh yea, I haven’t lost a pound.  However, I am noticeably more energetic.  Baby steps.

Help us out and send your vegan meal ideas to  You can also follow my progress on twitter @ElysiaRodriguez.


One Response to “Vegan Challenge Day 13: Almost halfway!”

  1. jackie says:

    I was about to ask if you lost any weight yet, but the last sentence answered it for me. At least you’re energetic.

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