A visit to the Great Sage in Clarksville, MD never disappoints. The food is always excellent and can satisfy any meat eater or non-meat eater.
Name: The Great Sage
11/15/2015 This evening my husband took me out for the end of my birthday week dinner. He took me to the Great Sage. The Great Sage is a vegan restaurant in Clarksville, MD. This evening we had the broccoli and potato soup as the appetizer. It was delicious.
It is almost time for our 2013 resolutions and it is time again for me to confess how I have failed again at my quest to eat a 100% vegan diet.
I of all people should know better. My husband is a personal trainer and a true vegan and I have read enough articles and books to know the benefits of a vegan diet. Below, I am going to outline where I fail in an attempt to do better next year. The sub-bullets are what I propose to do to help myself next year to resist temptation.
The good news is that if I am at home and cooking I don’t get into these situations.
By my calculation I may have eaten non-vegan food 78 times this year.
If you do this calculation 365 days x 3 meals = 1095
1095 meals – 78 non-vegan meals or snacks = 1017
1017 vegan meals / 1095 total meals = 92.8%
Hmmm, as I look at this 92.8% isn’t that bad. But I am going to try even harder. In my next post I am going to explain why and provide some resources that point to why a vegan diet is a better way to go than the standard American diet (SAD).
OK, so I haven’t said much about my vegan quest and my Kimchee experiment. Why, because I am failing!
Let’s start with the Kimchee. I tried. And actually it tasted ok. If mixed with other food it was perfectly fine. The problem was that my olfactory senses just did not mesh with the molecules exuding from the Kimchee bottle. I did finish it though.
Next, my quest to not eat any products from an animal. First of all let me just say, I don’t think this will extend to leather goods but I will try my best.
Whenever I really focused and read labels I could maintain a vegan diet. It is whenever I just stop thinking, I make the mistakes.
The Dark Champagne Truffles from Teuschers Swiss Chocolates…the champagne center apparently has milk in it. I can vouch for that because my throat was scratchy last night after eating two. But am I going to throw away my $2.50 chocolate truffles? Heck no!
My friend at work gave me a zucchini bread load her mother sent me all the way from Pittsburg. Eggs are helping bind this rich and delicious loaf. It was specially made for me and will I give it away. Heck no!
But the one that I surely could have avoided got me as I was leaving work. The leftover cookie tray from our students. The chocolate cookie with the coconut center, some kind of macaroon is my favorite. Did I skip it walking out today? Heck no!
I will recover from this setback.
In the meantime, here are two resources if you: