Another Vegan Day

I am really getting in to the ways of eating vegan and feeling so good for it too.  I am eating whole food and plant-based rather then vegan junk food as obviously, living on junk such as wine and crisps would be vegan but wouldn’t make you feel very vibrant.  I really am feeling much happier and definitely more energetic.

Cucumber and grapes for breakfast, munched in the car while I took Harvey to an appointment.  I need to get through quite a lot of cucumber as I ordered double the amount I intended to.  Actually we both had cucumber for breakfast!cucumber and grapes I worked from home so could make my own lunch.  I wanted to use up an old and nearly empty bag of pecans.  I remembered I had seen a cashew and apricot dip on an Instagram site but I couldn’t remember which one so I guessed.  I soaked 40 g pecans with 80 g cashews and 40 g dried apricots. apricots and nuts 2 They don’t look so appetising after a soak!  It took ages to blend them and I had to add some water but we got there in the end.apricots and nuts I drank a large glass of water flavoured with strawberries and cucumber.water with strawbs and cucI ate about a third of the nut and apricot dip with spinach, rocket, cherry tomatoes, celery, red pepper, cucumber and a mandarin.
lunch 28-4-15 2 It all tasted very good and no seasoning or dressing was needed.lunch 28-4 15 1 The mandarin was so good I had 2 more.mandarins and fork When I finished work I took the dogs for a walk over the road.woods 28-4 7 Our bluebells seem to be a bit behind other peoples.woods 28-4 6 woods 28-4 5 Whither shall I wander?  Up here?woods 28-4 4 Along here?woods 28-4 3 It is all lovely so it doesn’t really matter.woods 28-4 2 woods 28-4 1 Back at home I spent some happy time in my outside office, sowing vegetable seeds.outside office 3 types of lettuce, cauliflower, red pepper and more spinach.6 seed packets I hope these are successful.  I have never grown cauliflower before but have really enjoyed it this year so am inspired to grow my own.6 seeds sownSwiss Chard again for supper.  It is so beautiful I have to keep picking it.
Swiss chard on table I stir fried onions, swiss chard, broccoli, chilli, mushrooms and the rice in coconut oil and then water.  I use coconut oil to add some flavour and when that has been absorbed, I add water to cook the broccoli and chard stalks so they are soft.  Drizzled with some soy sauce and sriracha.dinner 28-4-15

This would have been an excellent day’s eating and I exercised so it should have been an excellent day except I nibbled too many dates and dried apricots this afternoon.  I did however stay vegan, whole food and plant-based so not a disaster.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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5 Responses to Another Vegan Day

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    Er, was this a ‘working from home’ day? If so, I’d like some of those. Looks like a very chilled way to spend the day. x

    • Yes it was. It took no longer to make lunch than to go and buy it. When I finished work at 5:30 I went on a dog walk and worked in the garden instead of commuting home. I got all my work done (more than if I was in the huge open plan office we are expected to work in) and save 3 hours commuting time and made the most of that 🙂

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