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Post Thanksgiving Check-in

Miraculously, I gained just 1 lb between my weigh-in on 11/21/12 and this morning, 11/24/12. What’s more amazing is I didn’t exercise once and I must have eaten a total of eight pieces of pie on Thanksgiving and the next day. I think what made a big difference is I baked salmon rather than a turkey and I made vegan mushroom gravy and vegan roasted garlic mashed potatoes. No stuffing. This means, apart from  the pies, there were no super fatty foods. The salmon was so delicious that nobody missed having a turkey. I was very concerned about how the vegan mushroom gravy and the vegan roasted garlic mashed potatoes would taste. I gotta tell ya…that was one of the best, if not the best, mashed potatoes and gravy I’ve ever tasted. I HIGHLY recommend that you make both the salmon and the mashed potatoes sometime soon. All three are very simple to make.  Here are the recipes:

Baked Salmon

Vegan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

There were several other healthy creations made by our guests as well as the dishes that I made. It was really nice to have a big meal that was both very delicious and very healthy. I’m looking forward to doing it again for Christmas.