So the first vegan day’s been great.
I had some comments at work like “you’ll be coming in on a stretcher on Friday” and “you’re thin enough anyway” – all jokingly, bless them, but even the ones who seem to agree with me that being vegan doesn’t equate to being less healthy haven’t looked convinced!
But to be honest, breakfast was no different from what it might otherwise have been:
I used Katie’s voluminous oatmeal trick, which did exactly what it says on the tin 🙂
I’m a firm believer in the “more is more” philosophy when it comes to breakfast so this, with the addition of banana and peanut butter, couldn’t have been a better start to veganism!
Lunch was some baked beans”. I made them a while ago, by cooking chick peas with tinned tomatoes, herbs and garlic, and froze portions. Forgot to take a picture today, but it was the beans from below with a brown GF roll:
And some soya yoghurt. I’d wanted to buy the vanilla one but they only had plain yesterday. I thought I’d need to add some flavour but it’s so good as it is.
I did add a cheeky blob of jam though 🙂
For dinner, I made a “quiche” inspired by the Happy Herbivore:
One box of silken tofu, blended with 1tbsp nutritional yeast and some garlic powder. I sauted mushrooms and a couple of random bits of tomato and pepper, mixed it in and baked for 20-ish minutes at 180C.
With roasted carrot and butternut and the usual steamed mountain, this was perfect. Not only something I’ll have again, vegan diet or not, but a recipe that leaves enough for lunch tomorrow. And you can’t argue with that 🙂
And I’m not going short on the chocolate front either, also thanks to Chocolate-Covered Katie. I always read Katie’s brilliant blog but I’m on the case with her recipes at the moment!
mountains a few of her Fudge Babies yesterday, in preparation. I went through a phase in the summer of total addiction to these (not sure why that tailed off…)
They’re amazing; like the most decadent truffles ever but gluten-free and vegan. I made my all-time favourites, with Brazils, cashews and walnuts, and also some peanut and peanut butter variations.
The only problem is, I’m struggling to get the lid on the box of them, so what’s a girl to do?!
Thank you so much to Katie for these… I’ve also got my beady little eye on her mushroom stroganoff for later in the week 🙂
But what I really want to do, to make people at work realise what it’s all about, is to go in on Friday with some serious, bad-boy vegan cupcakes.
I want the most decadent-tasting, amazingly delicious, arse-kicking vegan cupcakes going… any suggestions?!
Hope everyone’s had a great Monday 🙂