Well there’s nothing like striking while the iron is hot… and this post is nothing like it!
Finally I’ve got round to posting about the vegan week!
the feature’s coming out in tomorrow’s paper but I won’t put the whole thing on a post because it’s LONG! But I have put it on a separate page, so if anyone is bored enough to read it 🙂 I’d be interested to hear anyone’s comments.
As the feature says, I enjoyed every single vegan thing I ate, all week. I found substitutes for most things and got round others (I found that dried banana chips and raisins together is so good, I almost didn’t miss the chocolate-covered ones. Almost)
And it was great. I won’t “become” vegan or vegetarian but then I didn’t eat meat much anyway. I don’t put my diet in any category (other than gluten-free by necessity) and it might be that one day I end up vegetarian or even vegan, almost without realising it.
It was good in that it shook me out of a lunch rut a bit; it was really nice to take some different things into work and if I’d had more time to get myself organised, I think I’d have found lots of other great lunches. I’m definitely going to do more experimenting with the flax too; Sunday’s pancakes were better than if I’d used egg!
And it was funny to realise that, since I’ve not been on the vegan diet, every breakfast I’ve had has been vegan and all my dinners have been vegetarian! Today’s breakfast though, contained egg. And was amazing.
I made Lindsay Cotter’s bread pudding, last night – and then got to have heaven in a bowl today. I took two slices of banana bread and crumbled them really small, then mixed 2tbsp flour, 3tbsp egg white (vegan week = lack of real eggs in the house or I’d have used a whole one!) 3tbsp milk, 1tsp baking powder and a mashed banana, poured the batter over the bread and baked for 20-ish minutes at 180C…
And it was amazing. I’ve never had traditional bread pudding but I don’t think it could be better than this bread-y, banana-y goodness, thank you Lindsay!
Just a tip though, not that anyone else will need it, if you do make this, don’t do what I did and forget to spray the bowl first…
It makes washing up so much more fun!
Take care 🙂