Vegan

Day 11: The hunger games

Tonight was meant to be my night cooking, but as I was in the office today and not due home till just gone 7, super Si took over the culinary responsibilities. On the menu was special sweet and sour stir fry, using lots of the veg bought for yesterday’s stuffed cabbage leaves… and a special ingredient.

While we were in Chingford for rehearsal on Tuesday we strayed into the Co-op to pick up a drink – and found packs of tofu that were on special offer. We’re neither of us great fans of tofu – though we did use it to great effect back in Veganuary – and this pack boasted that it didn’t need to be pressed or faffed about with in any way. It was also sweet chilli flavour. Intriguing!

We were glad to have an excuse to try it out – and so Si cooked it with finely shredded cabbage, carrot, mushrooms, peppers, peanuts, sweetcorn, and all manner of good stuff. And it was delicious!

I was so grateful to have a hot meal waiting for me when I got in – today has been a HUNGRY day! Not sure why, as I had a lovely bowl of couscous and aubergine tagine for lunch, but it was so bad that I resorted to nabbing a non-vegan Graze snack (Mexican smoked cheese) and picking out the cheese puffs so I could still eat the black beans, hickory smoked almonds, and corn kernels. And I had a bag of Hula Hoops on the way home. I wonder what I’m doing wrong? There were chickpeas in the tagine but maybe I need to up my protein a bit more. Still, it’s all experimentation!

Double points to Si, though, who not only furnished us with another lovely caramel Alpro yoghurt, but even whipped up a batch of homemade shortbread biscuits to dip in it, using sugar, vegan spread, flour, and our new kitchen scales. I could get used to this…

Today I ate/drank:

  • Tea with almond milk
  • Aubergine tagine with sultana/spring onion/peanut/apricot couscous
  • Lots of water
  • Black beans, smoked almonds, and corn kernels from a Graze snack pack.
  • Sweet and sour tofu stir fry
  • Orange squash
  • Alpro caramel yoghurt with home-made shortbread biscuits

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