It’s the 15th of the month, the halfway point of my vegan challenge.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll admit I did have one teeny tiny little bit of a slip-up the other night when my coworkers and I had dinner at the always delicious ABC Kitchen, where everything with the exception of about two sides, includes something non-vegan. There was no getting around it. I had to eat cheese, and some butter, and some cream. But I didn’t eat anything that used to have a face, so that counts for something, right?
Minor relapse aside, I’ve been a good little vegan. I haven’t been craving meat (not even bacon, really), daydreaming about ice cream or had the hankering for eggs that my roommate has been struggling with.
But dear, sweet, 8-pound, milk-loving baby Jesus do I miss cheese. Ugh, it kills me. Pecorino, cheddar, camembert, freakin’ Trader Joe’s light string cheese! I want them all. Alas, I’ll fight the urge. I’ll be strong. I won’t eat any more cheese for the rest of the month. But you better believe when February rolls around, me and cheese are getting back together, in a big way.
In the meantime, here are some cheese related posts from the interwebs. Hope they make your heart all aflutter, like they did mine:
Parmesan and prosciutto egg scramble: the trifecta of awesome from The Londoner.
More parmesan, this time from Smitten Kitchen’s parmesan broth with kale and white beans.
A caprese salad from Emiko Davies that almost makes me wish it was summer.
Cup of Jo’s skillet lasagna, because mascarpone and mozzarella are the stuff dreams are made of.