Way back in the day when I first decided to take on this vegan thing (about a week ago) one of my reasons for picking this time period was that I could be sure for a whole week that I was neither going to have nor be a dinner guest. This ended up not being […]
Read More The Vegan Diaries: Day Six- Sorry, I’m Vegan.
If Vegan was an actual person, rather than a whole lifestyle thing, and that actual person walked into my living room right now, I think I would punch Vegan in the face. If I had the strength to lift my arms that is. And then Vegan would no doubt kick my arse into next friday […]
Read More The Vegan Diaries. Day Five- The Veganator
Lethargic. Cranky. Light sensitive. Headache. Snotty. Lack of appetite. Sore throat. Having studied the symptoms carefully I can conclude that either: A: I have contracted some hideous, debilitating vegan borne disease that will doubtless destroy me before the week is out. B: I’m getting a cold. Option A might be more likely than you think, […]
Read More The Vegan Diaries: Day Four- Veganitis.
Day three and all is well. Bought the sugars back into balance with some liberal addition of chickpeas and cut down on the fruit. Having said that I’m sitting here with a big old glass of apple juice. D’oh. If there is a pain threshold associated with these things I must have passed it. I’m […]
Read More The Vegan Diaries- Day Three and no clever tag line.
I love a scone and I’ve been missing a baked treat since beginning this vegan challenge so I rustled these up this afternoon and I’m pretty pleased. Quick to mix, baked in 10 minutes and as doughy and satisfying as I could have hoped for. Plus significantly lower fat than your average scone, so there! […]
Read More Almond & Chocolate Square Scones (yes, they’re vegan)
Although this fits in with the currently running vegan theme, hummus is a staple favourite of mine and it appears on my table frequently. Packed full of goodness from the chickpeas (protein, fibre and a host of vitamins and minerals), hummus is easily personalised with any number of other ingredients but the below version is […]
Read More Spicy Hummus with Lime
Day two, six of the clock and all is vegan. I was supposed to be off doing fun but time consuming things today which unfortunately got called off at the last minute. Unfortunate because of the fun and also because of the gaping hole of an empty Saturday left behind. After a surprisingly satisfactory breakfast experiment I […]
Read More The Vegan Diaries- Day Two. Feeling Hot, Hot, not.
Last night I was reading up a bit on the nonsensical obsession of many an American for ‘canned apple sauce’. Shudder. How lazy do you need to be to buy this? Lazy and frankly negligent to your own insides when you look at all the added sugar and general crap that comes with most of them. Happily […]
Read More Easy Caramelised Apples- vegan version
WHO THE HELL PUTS MILK IN VEGETABLE STOCK?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Ahem. Well it all came very close to falling at the first hurdle I have to say but I am nearing the end of day one veganating without a slip. No thanks to you, Tesco Everyday Basics Vegetable Stockcubes. Whilst banging together my lunch for today I […]
Read More The Vegan Diaries: Day One- The Lactose Menace
Yup, as previously advertised, Boomboom Veeg Day falls tomorrow. I wont lie, a good part of me is wondering just what the hell I’m doing. But another part of me is ready for the challenge and interested as to exactly how difficult this is going to be. Like any intrepid experimenter, I’ve been doing my […]
Read More Countdown to The Vegan Diaries