Vegan Eating: Day Two

February 8, 2011 at 8:55 am 11 comments

Ok, so it got a bit more difficult to eat vegan on Day Two!  Mostly, Henry was a fussybub and I wanted to find consolation in the Triple Fudge cake we have in the fridge, but that was not to be!  I tried to appease my sweet tooth with some dried apricots and semi-sweet chocolate chips but it didn’t quite do the trick.  I went to bed defeated!  However, I was so happy that Henry was asleep that it wasn’t too bad.  In the battle between sweets and sleep, sleep ALWAYS wins (when you have a baby, anyway!).

In “too frugal for one’s own good” news, yesterday I went out to get a haircut after almost a year of going without!  I went to First Choice which is one of those cheap places at which you don’t have to make an appointment.  Because Henry hasn’t accepted a bottle yet, I had only two hours to leave the house before needing to get back.  I made sure to leave once he had consumed lots of milk, so I made a mad dash out (first brushing off all the snow that had accumulated on the car!  Ah, February).  Luckily there wasn’t much of a wait and I liked my hair stylist enough, but not only did she cut my hair unevenly (she did end up fixing it), but she didn’t blow dry it all the way so it massively frizzed up.  I could have done a better job myself!  However, for $19 you can’t really ask for too much!  The cut is decent enough (chin length bob — my favourite!), but I have learned that when one has escaped the house for two precious hours, one is best off going to an actual salon!  This is the lesson for today, mugs and thugs.

For dinner yesterday, I made Vegan Walnut Lentil Loaf except it turned out to be more like a Vegan Walnut Lentil Pile.  I need to try Oh She Glows recipe next time!


I had it along with steamed vegetables and a bagel with blackberry jam.  I wanted margarine (or butter!) on my bagel, but regular margarine isn’t vegan!  I need to get some Earth Balance.  The blackberry jam was still good and served as dessert as well!  (I will admit that blackberry jam, as good as it is, is no Triple Fudge cake!).

For breakfast this morning, I made some Apple Oatmeal!

1/2 cup soymilk

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 apple, diced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 small handful of raisins

1 sprinkling of shredded coconut

This was wonderful!  It was very chunky because the apple was so large, but creamy too.  I didn’t add anything to sweeten it, but it would be great drizzled with some maple syrup.

Aside from Triple Fudge cake cravings (wow, the third time I’ve mentioned it — what does that tell you?!!?), I feel pretty good with my vegan diet heading into Day Three.  Without getting too TMI, from a digestive standpoint the results have been immediate ifyouknowwhatI’msaying.  Henry was extremely fussy yesterday evening, but slept well (up every 2.5 hours but fell back to sleep immediately and didn’t wake up crying this morning!).  So we shall see how it goes today…


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  • 1. Therese  |  February 8, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I made Angela’s lentil loaf and it turned out PERFECTLY, so I highly recommend it!

    Kudos on going vegan for the week! Hopefully you’ll learn a lot and make some awesome eats!

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      I hope I don’t get lazy in my culinary pursuits! Since I am also frugal, I don’t want to buy any of the expensive (yet tasty!) vegan “meats” or snacks, so I’ve been eating fruit and nuts for a snack. Healthy by default I guess!

  • 3. Sarah  |  February 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Becel makes a vegan margarine that is pretty good. Plus the frugal bonus is that it’s cheaper than Earth Balance.

    Yes, you need to add “haircuts” to your “worth it” section for spending $$$. You definately get what you pay for!!!!

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Ooh, if I decide to adopt more vegan behavior, I will have to buy this!

      Next haircut I am going to go try Mike’s salon!

  • 5. cheryl  |  February 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Spreading hummus on toast/bagels works well instead of butter.

    Hopeful by the time you need your hair cut again, you will be able to leave Henry for a bit longer but maybe Iain could come with you and wait so travel time doesn’t cut into the two hour chunck between feedings. Just a thought.

    Who was cruel enough to bring triple chocolate cake into your house during your vegan week? Props to you for resisting!

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 8, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      I would love some hummus right now! Sadly, I am out of tahini. A vegan house should never be out of tahini! lol

      Yes, by the next haircut, I am hoping Henry will be able to take a bottle. Have you heard of the Breastflow brand? I want to try it. I’ve been advised that the Medela nipple I tried Henry on is one of the worst for breastfed babies! So I am holding out hope…

      Iain was the cruel individual who brought the cake into the house!!! I don’t think he understood what veganism really means. Either that, or he wanted the whole cake for himself (which he is enjoying this week!).

      • 7. Sarah  |  February 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        LOL would LOVE to see iain waiting in a salon with henry….could mike come too? i would pay $$ to see that… 😛

        you had friends over though, didn’t you? i’m sure iain was just trying to get a good host. too bad i won’t be around to come help him finish it 😦

  • 8. Sarah  |  February 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    ooops i meant BE a good host. 🙂

    • 9. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      Yes, but he was surprised when I said I couldn’t eat it (well, CHOOSE not to eat it). He said it’s devastatingly delicious. Salt in the wound! lol

  • 10. cheryl  |  February 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I guess I visualize all salons in malls and thought Iain could hang out/shop while he waited. Yes, waiting in the salon would be very entertaining – but probably not very relaxing for Robyn!

  • 11. Erika  |  February 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    So, may we see this new bob haircut momma?


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