People often think that vegans live this strange kind of life, where we sit around in tie dye clothes and pray to a tree Goddess all day. Maybe there are some vegans like that. I guarantee though that most of us are just so normal it hurts. Here’s my Sunday for you. My day of rest and fun. 🙂
We let the dogs in early in the morning when it is our rest days, so often I wake up like this.
Epic breakfasts are also reserved for weekends. I made us siracha avocado, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes and bagels. Super yummy!
Whilst we have breakfast, the girls enjoy causing mischief.
And one of our five rescue cats, Saski Mouche enjoys the winter sun on the windowsill.
After breakfast I enjoy some Gears of War whilst The Beard enjoys some Fallout 4.
My mum called around lunch time and I went to Sainsbury’s for a cheeky mince pie and a cup of coffee with her.
Later on we took the girls out for a long walk up the mountain. We live in a really beautiful area and on our days off, we try and make the most of it.
For dinner I whipped up a lentil roast with a red wine reduction and some spring greens.
So that’s it. Nothing fancy and not a hippy in sight.
Today has been a really productive and non-stressful day and for the first time in what seems like forever, the sun was out. I woke up at around 07:15 but didn’t bother to get up until 08:30 due to having lots of snuggles of felines, a large white woof and a beardy man times. I left the bearded one in bed and made an epic smoothie, which subsequently I spoiled him with in bed.
This is a banana, mango, spinach, peanut butter and raw cacao powder smoothie. It tastes like a peanut butter and banana milkshake.
That did me for the whole morning because it was so filling, however on return from our 6k walk with Bailey Woof I was getting a tad hungry so I made a wholemeal spinach and pasta “cheesy” bake with a cucumber and tomato side salad.
A little while after this we hit the gym where we lifted some seriously heavy shit. I needed a protein hit after that so when we got home I rustled up some cashew nut cheese on some wholemeal sweet onion crackers. (I’ll be posting a recipe for this soon.)
For dinner Mykey made a kale, bean, mushroom, spinach and breaded tofu stir fry which totally hit the spot.
So there you have it. Simply, tasty and healthy vegan food. 🙂
Saturday can be a lazy day for us when it comes to food, but we still try and make it as healthy as possible.
For breakfast Mykey made blueberry and banana pancakes drizzled in maple syrup. He has a way of making them really thin and light so that they aren’t overly filling, but still really tasty. I don’t like to feel too full up in the morning, especially if we are going out for a long dog walk straight afterwards.
For lunch we had two whole meal pitta breads sliced into pockets and stuffed with cucumber, fresh tomato, sun dried tomato and hummus.
For dinner we were really lazy and went to the Toby Carvery. Now I know what you’re thinking, however both of the big UK carvery chains have vegan options. Crown has one and Toby has two. You can read more about the Toby Carvery on this great blog site: http://veganvoxblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-ordinary-vegan-toby-carvery.html?m=0
I had the vegan shepherd’s pie with loads of veg, but sadly I didn’t take a picture. I found this one online though, so I hope it will suffice. (It’s almost what I had anyway, but with much less potato! :P)
I asked a few people on my Queer Vegan Facebook page if they were interested in seeing every now and again, what I ate in a whole day. The answer was a resounding yes, so here’s what I ate Saturday:
For breakfast I had gluten free rice puffs with four chopped prunes. I also had a frozen berry and soy milk smoothie and a freshly squeezed orange juice. (I’m not fancy! I always buy the cheap soya milk.)
Also, no swish pictures here. Just simple stuff, ok?
We went out for a walk around a small village near us called Pirton. Well I say small, it was 7K and it hammered it down the entire way. I had plenty of water and some salted baked pretzels to keep my resolve in this horrific weather we keep having here.
Lunch was a 3 bean soup with some whole meal toast and Vitalite. (I needed that so badly to warm up.)
Later on for dinner I made an avocado, coriander and iceberg lettuce salad with a lemon dressing, some tortillas and a lovely load of fajita mix. There was enough there for three each. 🙂
Later on in the evening I had a couple of rice cakes with yeast extract and some fruit just to tide me over.
I don’t eat fancy, hard to prepare food everyday. I’d never fit in family time, working out twice a day and of course some gaming if I did!
I hope you like this and look forward to my next WIAT post. 🙂