ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: the results

Firstly, I should mention that I did not embark upon this adventure solo. My husband was happy to join in. We were fortunate enough to have my parents staying with us during this time and they too agreed to support me in eating vegan for a week. Although my parents seemed keen to aid me, […]

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 7

My menu for today: BREAKFAST Creamy oat and quinoa porridge Made with organic oats and quinoa, organic dried apple, raw agave syrup and organic soya milk. LUNCH Leftover organic spaghetti with homemade organic tomato and basil sauce. SNACK Nak’d chocolate orange bar. DINNER Falafel with green salad, flat bread and homemade hummus. DESSERT 2 scoops of TofuLine chocolate ice-cream […]

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 6

My menu for today: BREAKFAST Creamy oat and quinoa porridge Made with organic oats and quinoa mix, organic dried apple and organic soya milk. LUNCH Organic falafel snacks (takeaway). SNACK Fresh cherries. DINNER Organic spaghetti with homemade organic tomato and basil sauce. Large green salad. DESSERT Pear and cardamom cake (a new one!) served with soy vanilla custard.

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 5

My menu for today: BREAKFAST Creamy oat and quinoa porridge Made with organic oats and quinoa, organic dried apple, raw agave syrup and organic soya milk. LUNCH Pear and cardamom cake with soy vanilla custard (naughty, I know!). SNACK Half a bowl of red lentil and vegetable soup. DINNER More red lentil and vegetable soup, this time made […]

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 4

My menu for today: BREAKFAST Creamy oat and quinoa porridge Made with organic oats and quinoa, organic dried apple, raw agave syrup and organic soya milk. MORNING SNACK Slice of organic buckwheat and rice bread toast, spread with organic creamy peanut butter. LUNCH Leftover red lentil and vegetable soup (yet again, preparing large portions of impossible-to-get-tired-of delicious food pays dividends). AFTERNOON SNACK Renee […]

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 3

My menu for today: BREAKFAST Creamy oat and quinoa porridge Made with organic oats and quinoa, chopped organic dried apricots, raw agave syrup and organic rice milk. LUNCH Leftover veggie chilli (yep, there was still more!) served with a handful of organic corn chips, some steamed rice and chunky organic tomato salsa. SNACK Slice of organic buckwheat and rice bread toast, spread […]

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 2

As this is the first entirely vegan day of my adventure, I will detail my daily menu here: BREAKFAST Creamy oat and quinoa porridge Made organic oats and quinoa, chopped organic dried apricots, raw agave syrup and organic rice milk. LUNCH Leftover veggie chilli (ah, the beauty of making large batches of food!) with a mixed green salad […]

ONE-WEEK VEGAN ADVENTURE: day 1

As you will no doubt see below, there is no “challenge” for me about going vegan thus far, hence my use of the word “adventure” instead. My goals during this week are to experiment with vegan cooking, try exciting vegan products and, long-term, to cut back on animal products and eat even more consciously than […]

OPRAH’S ONE-WEEK VEGAN CHALLENGE (AKA My Vegan Adventure)

Ah, yes… the inevitable thrills and spills of a glamorous day at home on maternity leave (ie, sporting a side ponytail, wearing tracksuit pants and breast feeding the baby on the couch whilst watching an Oprah re-run on the telly). This episode of Oprah, The One-Week Vegan Challenge, piqued my curiosity enough so that I […]

RUSTIC COCONUT CHOCOLATE BARS (AKA ‘I never need to buy a Bounty bar again!’ part 2)

I did it! Yes, no less than  two days after dreaming up a reconstructed Bounty bar using my coconut macaroon recipe, it has materialised in my kitchen (shame on me!). The results are nothing to be sniffed at. Moist, fluffy, coconutty and chocolately, they are less sticky-sweet than the factory produced, plastic-wrapped original that inspired […]