It’s been ages since I last posted! I’ve been keeping up with veganuary despite three notable cheats so far over the 20 days :S
- One piece of toblerone. How cruel of husband to eat his Christmas bar of toblerone and then mine right next to me over the past 20 evenings…harsh. So I ate a piece after a very tiring day.
- Quavers- again husbands fault, who buys a six pack and then leaves them on the counter?
- Rhubarb and Custard Organic Yogurt- damn you yeo valley, just damn you for being so tasty.
Anyway I’m back on the wagon, although I think those teeny slips only count as a slouch towards the edge of the wagon, not full blown falling off. Everything else I have consumed over the past 20 days has been 100% vegan.
I don’t think there’s enough room in this post to go through all my meals and exercise so far over the past two weeks, but I can tell you I’ve been eating a lot of fake meat, pulses, nuts, peanut butter, vegetable stews, wraps, salads, Mexican food (beans, rice and avocado), couscous and vegetarian sushi- all of it has been proper lush, and I feel great!
But here are some of my highlights when it comes to tasty vegan treats:
The vegan options at Le Pain Quotidien
Last Thursday James and I got our visas approved at the US embassy in London, here we come San Francisco! To celebrate we had brunch at Le Pain Quotidien in London. I was so grateful for their great vegan options, there were LOADS.
I had a matcha green tea almond milk latte, followed by their vegan version of their mushrooms on toast (with mustard and soy cream instead of crème fraiche), finished with their vegan chocolate and pear cake- so easy and affordable, a great vegan option.
Surprise amazing vegan chocolate
This orange chocolate from the Co-op is vegan despite having only 56% cocoa solids, which means you can basically enjoy a chocolate orange rather than end up with a bitter taste in your mouth.
I like nut milks but will definitely be keeping this one on after veganuary. I love hazelnut milk, I cannot get enough. In my breakfast protein shake with some protein powder and a shot of espresso, or in tea (surprisingly amazing in lady grey).
Who knew?! Win! Combined with Hazelnut milk (double win). This goes down alongside frazzles, chocolate frosting and fry’s chocolate cream as surprisingly vegan.
More amazing stuff you never knew was vegan!
So many tasty surprises in the supermarket…