Archive for February 10, 2011
Whereas on Tuesday I was like “I MISS CHEESE”, today I’m all like “I COULD DO THIS FOREVER”. I think the change is that I feel pretty wonderful and my digestive system is pumping along like a charm! I never noticed any problems with my digestion before, but now that I have seen how smoothly things can be, er, processed, I think this vegan thing could be for me. Of course, I will still eat the occasional slice of cheesy pizza and if I am ever so lucky to visit Paris again, you know I will be chowing as many buttery croissants as possible. But for now, at this point, I am loving the veganism.
For breakfast this morning, I had a toasted thin bun spread with almond butter and a sliced orange.
For morning snacks, I’ve been relying on this tropical trail mix I picked up at the Bulk Barn.
Lunch today was more lentils. I discovered even more of the Vegan Walnut Lentil Pile stored at the back of the fridge. Perhaps it is reproducing? I don’t mind. This stuff tastes like Thanksgiving stuffing! Albeit, protein-filled, mushy-textured stuffing.
I heated it up and spread it on yet another toasted thin burger and topped it with sliced tomato and ground pepper.
I decided to bake this afternoon and opted to use up the brown bananas in my freezer (frugal tip: when you have rotting bananas, throw them in the freezer and use for future baking purposes. Brown bananas are perfect for baking since they are so flavourful). I perused the index of Veganomicon looking for banana recipes and came across one for Banana Date Scones.
This recipe appealed to me because of the following ingredients: flax meal, whole wheat flour, bananas, dates, and walnuts. The recipe calls for brown rice syrup, but I used corn syrup instead (I think maple syrup would work too!). I LOVE scones. I think they are the love children of biscuits and muffins, encompassing the best qualities of each. They are delicious for breakfast, with tea, accompanying soup or stew, or on their own. I like it when people pronounce them “skawns” even though I pronounce them “scowns” (rhymes with bones!). Regular scones can be quite heavy with butter and cream, so the vegan version is much healthier. In conclusion, you can’t go wrong with scones!
In other news, here is a picture of my cheap haircut.
Ugh, my face colour doesn’t match my neck colour!!!
You can see how it doesn’t look quite even there at the bottom, even though it was freshly blow dried. It’s longer than I wanted, too. As I have quickly learned, there are certain things you cannot be frugal with including hair-cuts, coffee, and ketchup (my hubby refuses anything but Heinz! What a brand snob, I know).
I’ll let you know if I come across any others…