Day one of my VEGAN PLEDGE completed and it was a success:
Breakfast: Whole Wheat Bran Flakes with Almond Milk & Blueberries
Lunch: Whole Wheat Cous Cous Salad seasoned with Thai 7 Spice & Edamame
Dinner: Portabella Mushroom ‘Cheese’ Burger using vegan Mozzarella
Snacks: Apple, Dried Fruit, Nakd Bar, Soya Dark Chocolate Dessert
This was just using ingredients that I had lying around the house, apart from the vegan cheese, which I picked up from a health food store by my office. After work I went to the supermarket and stocked up on some vegan staples to help me try out some of the marvellous recipes I’ve been spying over at Pinterest. This weekend will see me trying my hand at a vegan mac n’ cheese (my ultimate comfort food), Raw/Vegan Triple Chocolate Cream Cakes and also veganising one of my speciality dishes, Caribbean Spiced Shepherd’s Pie. I first came across the recipe in one of my dad’s Levi Roots cook books and just had to try it, minus the lamb mince and chicken stock, which I substituted for Quorn Mince and vegetable stock. However, one thing that has come to light since trying my hand at the vegan diet is that Quorn products are off limits, as well as a few other meat free products you can pick up from the supermarkets, due to addition of dried egg whites and sometimes milk. I’ve managed to hunt down some vegan friendly mince and will be using a soya spread instead of butter for the mash potato topping (which will be sweet potato mash). I’m lucky that my Blayne and the rest of my family enjoy being my guinea pig when I’m trying new recipes, even though they are all meat & dairy eaters, and if they aren’t keen, then at least I know there will always be leftovers for me to take to work for lunches during the week (this NEVER happens with cakes, cookies or any kind of dessert/sweet effort).
So, yes, day one was a success and I’m feeling positive going forward. I’ll be posting pictures of ‘work in progress’ shots and other health and fitness bits and bob over on my Instagram account @lozziefitness so be sure to check it out! You can also follow my on Twitter for hear random ramblings and hints and tips 🙂
Have a great weekend guys!