Vegan Pledge Day Seven

Well. The end is in sight. And I shall definitely be continuing as I blogged yesterday. Just need to rid my fridge of cheese and use up the eggs. I am sitting here snacking on grapes as I blog. This is a good thing! I feel better. I feel cleaner, both ethically and nutritionally. Thanks for sticking with me through this. Why not try it yourself??

Food for tomorrow…
Breakfast: toast with peanut butter and banana, coffee, OJ
Lunch: Tofu sandwich with salad and chilli sauce, pineapple, grapefruit
Dinner: vegetable and chickpea curry with rice, apple cake
Snacks: vegan rocky road, apple

Vegan Pledge Day Six

Well. Nearly there now. Only two more days to go. Have really enjoyed this and it’s certainly made me think about going vegan for good. Have been lazy with food today in that I skipped breakfast but that meant I also avoided a potential quorn ham and dairylea conundrum.

Things of note today: cooking jelly diamonds make an excellent substitute for gelatine sweets and are also non-nestle unlike jelly tots (which are vegan but made by nestle so therefore on the banned list).

Food for today is:
Breakfast: slept through it…
Lunch: carrot and tomato salad, juiced pineapple, apple and oranges
Dinner: taking the boy out for pizza so a pizza sans cheese and a salad.
Snacks: plain chocolate, more fruit (trying to balance out recent binge drinking with detox fruit. Hmmm)

And because it’s Sunday it’s shopping day and time to think about the food for the week ahead. Whilst my pledge technically finishes tomorrow I am going to eat as much vegan as I can, whilst getting rid of all the dairy in the flat so I can be 90% vegan going forward.

Meal Plans for week ahead:
Pasta with homemade veggie sauce; leftover for lunch next day
Stuffed peppers with cous cous, olives and tomatoes
Mixed vegetable curry and rice
Watercress, rocket, orange and marinated tofu salad with noodles
Miso, vegetable and noodle soup
Tofu, sweet chilli and salad sandwiches
Baking: chocolate cake, apple crumble cake

Vegan Pledge Day Five

Yesterday was a wash out as I had not planned far enough ahead in terms of food, especially breakfast, and given that the night before was St Patrick’s…well. Nuff said. So original day five = failure. But day five mk 2 = better. I am really enjoying not eating dairy. I opened my fridge earlier and kind of glared at the pile of cheese in it. Yes I will eventually eat it but it doesn’t make me feel like I want to eat it. Where I will struggle most is in baking. I made rocky road for Lex last night which contains milk chocolate and butter. And then we come to eggs in baking… But there are ways around this.

Things of note today:
Off soya milk is difficult to detect when pouring but tastes V-I-L-E when eaten in porridge. Breakfast #fail again

Today’s food:
Breakfast: sultana porridge with agave nectar, coffee, OJ
Lunch: leftover cannelloni bean patties with carrot and tomato salad
Dinner: curry and rice
Snacks: banana, pineapple, grapefruit, cocoloco bar, crisps, peanuts, beer. Lots and lots of beer…

Vegan Pledge Day Four

So. I survived a university lunch yesterday, but I was glad I’d also taken in other provisions. Observations today are:
I am eating more healthily. More fruit and vegetables. This was planned as I’d been caning crap like no tomorrow but it’s certainly helping not just being able to go and buy any old bar of chocolate. And plain chocolate hits the spot more quickly.
Planning food in advance helps with not missing things as you know you have something yummy to come.

Food for today will be:
Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast, coffee, OJ
Snack: banana and raspberry smoothie, juiced fruit/veg, plain crisps
Lunch: tomato and pesto tart, plum tart
Dinner: tofu with soya sauce and sticky rice and vegetables

Vegan Pledge Day Two

OK. So day one went well. Taking food in advance was definitely the best thing to do. Have sorted my food for tomorrow which will be:

Breakfast: toast and peanut butter, OJ, banana, black coffee
Lunch: tomato and pesto tart, stewed apple
Dinner: Griddled marinated tofu steaks with sour tomatoes, cous cous and salad, plum and vegan cream cheese tart
Snacks: grapes, melon, plain crisps

(I had some puff pastry to use up and tomatoes hence pastry and tomatoes twice!)

Vegan Pledge Day One

So it begins today… And my planned food is as follows:
Breakfast: black coffee; OJ; granola; soya milk
Lunch: chilli peanut noodles; stewed apples; vegan chocolate cake
Dinner: veggie burgers and chips and salad
Snacks: melon, grapes, grapefruit, eat nkd cocoloco bar

I’ve decided to bring food in with me as it’s what I usually do and it also means I have everything to hand to save being led astray. Plus campus isn’t renowned for being that vegan friendly (well at least not for the sort of food I want to eat!).