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Vegetarian Challenge: Week One Over

So it’s been one week on the vegetarian challenge, and I thought I’d post about a few things to let you know how the challenge is going. The first thing I have to do is confess to cheating: I ate meat. My mother came into town and gave me (yes, GAVE me) as a gift a wheelchair accessible lift van… what a gift that was to me! The freedom this thing will give me, to allow me to be able to go to the store sometimes on my own, take a drive, whatever, but also to make it so much easier on my family when we go somewhere to not have to lug around my wheelchair and load things up and unload things and have to wait on me… what a difference!

So the next night, I took her and my stepfather out to dinner at a place they’d been wanting to go to for a while: a Brazilian steakhouse. This is a place that serves skewered meats that are roasted over a fire, with the most amazing flavors and juices and and and–I couldn’t help it. I had to have some. I did limit the meat, instead of stuffing myself, and I filled up with as much salad and veggies as I could, but I still had filet Mignon with bacon, sausage, top round roast, lamb, shrimp and salmon. If you’ve never been to a Brazilian steakhouse, they come to your table with skewers or meat from a fire pit roasting and serve small portions of lots of different flavors of meat on your plate straight from the skewers. I mean, you simply don’t go there and not eat meat!

So yes, I cheated...

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Fast Food Fix: 75 + Amazing Recipe Makeovers of Your Fast Food Restaurant Favorites, by Devin Alexander

Fast Food Fix: 75 + Amazing Recipe Makeovers of Your Fast Food Restaurant Favorites, by New York Times bestselling author, Devin Alexander, is moving its way up in sales, and it’s no wonder either.

American culture has integrated fast food into the mix as a sort of staple in our diets, but we are paying a high price for this ‘fix’. First, fast food is expensive, and secondly, it is usually not very healthy. Yet, Americans like the flavor and taste of all our favorite fast foods. There has to be a solution to this growing trend of eating unhealthy, fattening, greasy and expensive junk fast food.

Enter Devin Alexander with a possible solution to the American fast food craze, with her cookbook and recipe guide entitled Fast Food Fix...

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