TDF Digest: Nola!

First and foremost let me start off by saying that I got food poisoning. Yup.  It was one of the most horrible experiences that I’ve ever had in my life. I was doing everything under the sun including shivering and sweating at the same time. Thank God I was working in New Orleans with my cousin and best friend and had them to care for me. I will admit that when the food from the weekend was leaving my body I couldn’t help but to think about their calories leaving too. Isn’t that crazy?! I hope I don’t have a problem HaHa but for real. Anyhoo let’s rewind.

So the bestie and I drove from Houston to New Orleans road trip style. We both watch what we eat so the snacks were pretty healthy on the road except a bag of Fritos here and there. I brought cantaloupe, coconut chips, and coco granola bars. I’ve been to New Orleans multiple times so I knew that we were definitely going to get some drinking and walking in. I didn’t feel bad having fries here and there to soak up the alcohol and the work l did standing up all weekend for the festival made me feel less guilty about having a drink or two. Basically the only thing I could eat all weekend were fries, salad, and a veggie sandwich. I tried a veggie spud (baked potato) from a Cajun restaurant but I had to order it without the seafood Alfredo sauce which made it boring. This was the first time I looked at other people’s plates and wanted a little bite HaHa. Just a little. People always ask me if I miss eating meat. New Orleans brought it out of me because I definitely wanted to slide a shrimp off of someone’s plate.

I literally almost jumped out of the moving car when I saw a vegan friendly restaurant in New Orleans.  It was our last night there and I was so excited to get to eat “good”. I order a vegan pizza with tomato, pineapple, and spinach. I should have known that it was too good to be true. I ate it like a beast. When I woke up in the morning and felt sick my genius idea was to eat another slice. In my mind my discomfort must have came from the drink I had the night before. My tolerance is super low since I’ve became a vegan so I assumed that that was it. I was wrong. I was so wrong. I am the WORSE person to get sick. I had everyone nervous. I’m a solider when it comes to having Lupus but if you give me the common cold or a stomach ache I will lay out!..and honey I was laid out. Everyone treated me so kind and was understanding and I’m super grateful for them. I learned my lesson. Keep it simple in Nola. I’m literally scared to try anything that isn’t fried from New Orleans. If you are vegan and live in New Orleans comment or email me. I would like to have a nice vegan experience in Nola without the near death experience.


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