B- Sauteed tofu, veggie sausage, onion, eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms topped with nutritional yeast and some lemon lime paprika seasoning from my exchange package. A slice of sprouted whole wheat toast and some tea.
L- Pasta with sauteed mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, onion and garlic, some black beans, a little artichoke spinach hummus and dried herbs
S- Two McIntosh apples
D- More zucchini, tomatoes, onion, garlic and black beans with chipotle spices in a whole wheat tortilla
I agree, posters like Gingerfoxx - and others on this thread - who maintain a healthy, tasty and varied sounding daily food log, really motivate me to keep moving towards a vegan/strict veggie diet. Not everyday is vegan for me yet, and I don't regularly post here even when I do have vegan days, but I love watching the postings here for inspiration. At a guess my diet is around 80% (or maybe more) vegan now, simply as a biproduct of osmosis from following threads like this one on VB. No longer the cheese sandwiches for lunch, no longer the boiled eggs for breakfast, no more omelettes, no more cheesy vegetable gratins. I'm gradually veganising without even making much focused effort to do so and it's all down to enjoying threads like this one!
The sky is purple and things are right every day
B: Ronald's delicious doughnut of vegany goodness and coffee.
L: Fruit salad (driving home from Vegas does not make you hungry).
D: Spring greens salad with avocado, heirloom tomatoes, pine nuts, and a balsamic vinegar reduction with spinach and crushed cashew stuffed baby portobello mushrooms.
B - Toasted onion baguette with vegan sausages, nooch and ketchup
S - Earl grey and lemon cupcake
L - Toast with mashed avocado and wasabi on one slice, peanut butter and marmite on the other
S - Couple of homemade edamame, pea and carrot samosas
D - Homemade soya chunk and vegetable vindaloo with plain rice; some dark chocolate
Today so far:
B - Banana, mixed berry and chia seed smoothie; toast with marmite and peanut butter
B- Hot cereal and tea
S- A homemade whole wheat muffin chock full of zucchini, dates, apricots, cranberries, spinach, applesauce, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg
L- Spicy peanut butter soup (veggie broth, onion, carrot, celery, sweet potato, string beans, tomato, a tablespoon of peanut butter, some madras curry powder, cumin and cayenne) with a slice of sprouted whole wheat toast
D The other half of the roasted sugar pumpkin filled with some improvised aloo gobi (Indian potato and cauliflower curry)
S - Samosa
L - Leftover vindaloo with added spinach
D - Two wholewheat wraps, one with smoky tempeh, onions and green peppers, the other with hot-sauce glazed tempeh and homemade coleslaw; chocolate cupcake with ginger frosting for dessert
Breckie - 2 x Wholemeal Toast & Chili Tartex Pate. Apple juice. Herbal tea
Dinner - Wholemeal Couscous w. fresh chopped herbs & lemon. Fresh made Red Slaw: Shredded red cabbage, carrot, beetroot & onion. Dressed w. walnut oil, mustard, brown sugar, cyder vinegar & soy yoghourt. Marinated (soy, sesame, brown sugar) griddled Tofu.
Supper - homemade (yesterday) Barley, Celery & Tarragon soup. (this is so warming!)
Pud - Soy Yoghourt* & Apricot Compote (organic dried apricots, stewed in apple juice, little b. sugar & sprinkle of walnuts)
* Sojade, my favourite: thick, tangy, perfect (does need stirring at first)
The sky is purple and things are right every day
B - Wholemeal toast with marmite, peanut butter and jam; glass of orange and cranberry juice
S - Chocolate ginger cupcake and strawberry, banana and chia seed smoothie
L - Homemade leek and potato soup with herbed croutons; another cupcake (I'm ill, I'm allowed!)
D - Spaghetti with sauteed onion and spring onion in vegan pesto with broccoli and pine nuts
B - Smoothie (banana, strawberries, spinach, chia seeds, orange and cranberry juice) and breakfast wraps (wholewheat wrap with scrambled tofu, onion, green pepper and pieces of vegan sausage)
L - Bagel with tofutti cream cheese, 'pepperoni' slices and tomato; cupcake
S - Raspberry liquorice bar, handful of toasted corn
D - Wholewheat noodles, onion, green peppers, spinach, arame, cashew nuts and tofu in sweet chilli sauce
Breakfast: Smoothie with frozen mixed berries, a banana, kale, dates, and almond milk.
Snacks: A mixture of almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, and half of a spirulina energy bar.
Lunch: A slice of cheeseless BBQ chickenless strip pizza
B - Bagel with Tofutti and tomato, smoothie (banana, strawberry and spinach)
L - Leek and potato soup with a slice of toast and Tofutti; half a small berry flapjack
S - Toasted corn and a spoonful of peanut butter
D - Butternut squash stew - squash, onion, celery, garlic, green peppers, basmati rice, kidney beans and tomatoes in a spicy broth
I'm in the mood for baking so something tasty later for dessert
Alas, if there were inexpensive vegan icecreams I'd eat them. But niche market vegan fare ain't cheap. I have blended frozen bananas with almond milk and chocolate syrup...it's like a milkshake!
One thing I could never do is eat a total raw diet. Personally, I don't think they're balanced. As well, humans have cooked food for millennia and, I believe, our current bodies have evolved on this.
B - Slice of toast with marmite and nooch, scrambled tofu with tomato and some pesto mixed in
S - A few homemade chocolate biscuits
L - Massive salad - iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber, celery, artichoke, barley, butterbeans, pine nuts (with olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
S - Half a packet of crisps
D - Will be a bagel with tofutti cream cheese, 'pepperoni' slices and veg, and possibly some chips; fresh pineapple for dessert
B - Nutty muesli and sliced banana with hot rice milk
S - Homemade cookie
L - Same salad as yesterday with added arame and nooch
S - Raspberry liquorice bar
D - Vegetable noodle stir fry with homemade tofu 'crab' cakes and three mini spring rolls
B - Toasted bagel, half with tofutti cream cheese and half with peanut butter and marmite; banana, strawberry, pineapple and chia seed smoothie
L - Two small baked potatoes with tvp and vegetable chilli; four mini spring rolls; some leftover crumble
S - Carrot cake cupcake with lemony-cream cheese frosting
D - Salad (lettuce, cucumber, avocado, red pepper, sunflower seeds, nooch, gherkin) and a slice of wholemeal toast with cream cheese; raspberry liquorice bar
I need more greens. I'm taking my supplement more often now but worry about getting enough calcium.
Okay I just eat something so yummy I want to eat it everyday
So this was my dinner :
brown rice with baked beans, green beans, peas, red pepper, cucumber, broccoli, lentils and my mum's homemade tomato sauce with grated cheezly on top !!
She looked at my plate and said "my that looks healthy". It is !