Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And....I'm out.

After much consideration, I have decided (along with hubs) to withdraw from the La Dolce Vegan Challenge sponsored by The Vegan Culinary Institute. I've come to this decision mainly because of the amount of money I am spending on food that I would never normally buy (frozen peaches, cherries, raspberries, etc.) and also because of the amount of sugar I am consuming. Hubs and I rarely eat dessert (special occasions) and making a dessert every three days is really changing the way my clothes fit me. I have been giving away the desserts, but I cannot continue (financially) to feed all my neighbors. There also seems to be a changing of the guard as far as who is running the challenge, so now seems like a good time to bow out.

To Sarah, thank you for your wonderful cookbooks. I just adore them & cook with them all the time!

To The Vegan Culinary Institute, what a wonderful idea & thank you for hosting and inspiring!

To the other contestants, good luck & I'll still be following along!

To you dear BFF, I will continue to blog about my adventures in vegan cooking, I promise! The blog must go on!

Gawd, I'm so dramatic!


  1. I'm sorry to hear the news, I was hoping that with the "change" over at the main blog that people wouldn't drop out but I understand.

    I'll still be checking in to see all your amazing food and stories :)

  2. Joel...it's not about the change at all! trust me. it's about spending tons of money on things I normally wouldn't buy or eat. AND it's about too many desserts! I'm on sugar overload! I actually didn't even know about the change until after I made my decision;)

  3. I almost fell over when I checked out the schedule for the challenge - I eat dessert about three times a YEAR, as I don't have much of a sweet tooth. I can't imagine trying to eat it every three days.