A week of vegan

For people who aren’t vegan, our diet can be a bit of a mystery. So for my own curiosity and that of others, I recorded what I ate for a week.

Disclaimer: I would say my diet is about 95% vegan. If unexpected cheese comes on a salad, I’ll scrape it off but might end up eating a few bits. I’m a cookie monster, so will often eat cookies at meetings, etc., even though I know there are likely eggs in them. In general, I find it’s hard to say I’m 100% anything in my life.

If I’ve included ingredients, it’s because I made it myself (all from memory, I might have forgot something). Much of the stuff I eat are things I make in bulk and freeze for later.

I’ve laid it all out here. No lies. (For example, you will shortly learn I like chocolate).

Sunday

  • Banana muffin (bananas, whole wheat flour, unbleached flour, oil, apple sauce, turbinado sugar, molasses, baking soda, salt)
  • Kirkland’s veggie burger (not vegan, contains cheese) on a store-bought white bun (at our street block party BBQ)
  • San Pelligrino Limonata
  • Leftover mac and “cheese” (whole wheat macaroni, potato, carrot, onion, shallots, cashews, whole wheat bread crumbs, vegan margarine, lemon juice, garlic, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper)
  • Steamed broccolini with vegan margarine
  • Chocolate coconut ice cream with sliced banana
  • Hot chocolate (soy milk, turbinado sugar, cocoa)

Monday

  • Banana muffin
  • Fruit shake (strawberries, vanilla soyogurt, banana, blueberries, almond milk, cashew butter, ground flax seeds)
  • Bread (whole wheat flour, unbleached flour, water, agave nectar, yeast), sunflower spread (sunflowers, roaster red peppers, potato, onion, tahini, agave nectar, flax seeds, nutritional yeast, garlic, paprika, basil, chili flakes – all in a food processor; as you can see it was a bit of an experiment), ½ avocado
  • Toast with vegan margarine and my mom’s berry jam

Tuesday (busy – out most of the day)

  • More fruit shake
  • Veggie sandwich (wheat-free bread, avocado, red pepper, tomato cucumber) plus store-bought “veggie straws” and chocolate chip cookies (at a friend’s home)
  • More veggie sandwiches, this time with cheese, plus some grazing on strawberries and cherry tomatoes (at a community event)
  • Toast and sunflower spread
  • Hot chocolate

Wednesday (busy – out most of the day)

  • Banana muffin
  • More fruit shake
  • Sunflower spread sandwich
  • Avocado spring rolls (at a restaurant post-board meeting)
  • Two glasses of wine
  • Hot chocolate

Thursday

  • Toast with PB and banana
  • Ginger ale
  • Steamed sausage (vital wheat gluten, navy beans, soya sauce, cranberries, spices)
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Bowl of strawberries
  • Ice cream and sliced banana
  • Popcorn with melted vegan margarine, salt, and nutritional yeast
  • Peppermint tea

Friday

  • Banana muffin
  • Toast with sunflower spread and tomatoes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Broccoli
  • Veggie burger (black beans, rice, olives, tomato paste, basil) on toast with sliced tomato, lettuce, ketchup and Dijon mustard
  • Brownie (white flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa, turbinado sugar, water, apple sauce, oil, baking powder, salt, vanilla) and icecream
  • Another piece of brownie
  • And another

Saturday

  • Little pieces of brownie
  • Crepes (white flour, chickpea flour, water, oil), strawberries, syrup
  • Coleslaw (cabbage, carrots, celery, leek, rice vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter, oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger)
  • More coleslaw
  • Sushi (rice, rice vinegar, sugar, nori, wild rice tempeh, spices, bok choy, carrot, mango, Bragg’s liquid amino) – made by lovely couchsurfers from Florida
  • Green tea
  • Brownie and ice cream

I usually eat more beans than I did this week. And I usually eat fewer fruits and veggies.

Anything crazy weird in there? Curious about a recipe?

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