I feel like crap. I started getting a super bad headache last night that wouldn’t really pass. Headache is almost gone this morning but I’m pretty congested and feeling a little blah overall. Did I mention I burned my stomach quite badly the day before yesterday?
Yeah, not too smart. Huge pot of boiling water filled with tempeh (mmm) and I decided to stir vigorously. It hurts and looks awful. Oh well, I don’t think it’ll scar at least.
What the hell do vegans eat anyway?!
For today, I though it’d be fun to capture a day of my eats once again. Been a long time since I did one of those! I started my blog out as mainly food journalling, on a day-to-day basis, but I already soon discovered I love writing articles so much more. I also still really like dumping a boatload of photos of my eats into one post, as opposed to: here’s what I ate today. But alas, from time to time it can be interesting to see what one eats, right? So here goes, this was my day of eats yesterday.
Yesterday I made my fav juice thus far.
Best Oat Bran, what else? I made a new batch of toasted, salted pecan butter. This stuff should be illegal. It’s the easiest nut butter to make too.
I went to spin class in the morning and broke up quite a schweat! On my way home I ate the other half of the banana I used for breakfast.
Lunch was out-of-this-world-good and I will remake this quite some times.
* 2 slices whole wheat bread
* 1 tempeh steak (see below)
* vegan mayonaise
* 2 leafs Romaine lettuce
* pepper & salt
Yields 4 steaks (2 servings)
* 200 g tempeh
* 3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable broth
* 2 T soy sauce
* 2 T apple cider vinegar (or regular vinegar)
* 2 T agave
* 2 T oil of choice
* 3 T smoke extract (powder) or sub smoked paprika
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
For tempeh steaks: Cut a 200 g block of tempeh in half length-wise, and then diagonally. Cook 200 g tempeh in boiling water for 10 minutes, to take the edge of the taste and to make it ready for marinating. While cooking, prepare marinade. Place tempeh in bowl with the marinade and let marinate for ~one hour. Note: the longer is NOT the better here.
After one hour, oven bake, pan bake or grill. I pan baked these. Heat a skillet over high heat, heat a tiny amount of oil in pan, and bake them until brown. Add a little of the marinade and cook along.
Adapted from Veganomicon
I am in lurve with this stuff. I always believed in this stigma around mayonaise, ‘fattening’, ‘unhealty’, until one of my teachers last week opened my eyes: real mayonaise is made primarily of sunflowerseed oil, which is very healthy. So yes, high in fat, but I never shy away from healthy, yummy fats!
After munching on some nuts & raisins I decided it was time to make an actual snack. Smoothie with: 1 cup soy milk, half a banana, frozen cherries, raspberries & grapes, 2 T cacao powder, 1 T pecan butter, agave. Tasted nice & refreshing but maybe a little too cacao-y, plus I couldn’t detect the pecan butter at all .
I also snacked on the leftover batter from making these babies:
I scored some fresh Roseval (red skin) potatoes on the market and put them to good use for dinner. Love this: a typical Dutch ‘meat’, potatoes & veg meal haha. Well, almost. Steamed potatoes (in the microwave for 10 minutes on high), 2 tempeh steaks, tossed salad & mayo. Simple but it was really super delicious. And yes, I am on a tempeh kick. I cooked up 8 servings Tuesday to safe some time during the week, which is working out great for me .
That’s it! A full day of my eats. Is this a pretty standard day for me? Yes and no. Yes as in I do eat chocolate every day and yes as in I do make all my meals myself most days, and prepare a special lunch. No as in I have a lot of days where I don’t prepare a proper (afternoon) snack for myself and just keep munching my way through the day, which is something I continuously try and work at to avoid. I don’t mind munching per se, but I think it’s better (also for the teeth and stomach) to just have a proper snack moment. Probably also more nutritious because what I snack on = nuts, nut butter, dried fruit, chocolate.
I had a Yoga class schedules this morning but decided to skip to get some rest. Hopefully I receivce my Crazy Sexy Diet book today, wheee! I think I’ll do some Yoga by myself (scary) and I have another class scheduled tomorrow. Ok time for my oat bran now!
What does a typical day of eats for you look like? Are you a creature of habit or a creature of variety?