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 Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. 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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