My youngest daughter Lise lives and works as an architect in Odense, where the great Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen was born. I think he only lived here for a short while, but people are very proud of him, as they should be.
Before Lise moved here a few months ago, she and I lived together, and of course I miss her, so whenever it’s possible, she comes to visit the rest of us out on the farm, or I go and visit her in Odense.
This weekend I’m visiting her, and even so one would expect it to be difficult to go on a weekend trip while doing the Alma Nissen drinking cure, it’s not. You see, Lise is a raw vegan, which means she doesn’t eat meat or fish nor eggs or dairy products or anything else that’s made from animal products. She also eats her food raw. Not all of it, but most of it.
So this weekend we both agree on eating vegan, and for dinner today Lise accepted eating her vegetables cooked in a soup, and I accepted also eating broccoli and peas in addition to the other vegetables I normally get with my soup. It definitely was an improvement.
Tomorrow we will probably get a banana almond milkshake with only those two ingredients for breakfast, a good vegan salad for lunch and more potato soup for dinner, which means I’m not strictly following the rules I set up to begin with, but I think Alma would say it’s okay, and so I won’t beat myself up about it, but enjoy the break from my potato soup for a short while.