So Tofu Tuesday #2 went quite well – in fact, it occurred to me that apart from yesterday’s splash of skinny milk in my coffee and a yoghurt-topped muesli bar, I have eaten entirely vegan since Sunday. This was not intentional and it made me realise that I probably eat vegan a lot more than I thought I did. Especially now that I’ve stopped constantly having some sort of cheese in the fridge at all times, in the vain hope of a
skinnier healthier self. You see, I finally realised that the problem with buying cheese and putting it in the fridge was… I ate it.
What a revelation!
I just love cheese so much that it had become habit to buy it at the supermarket without even thinking about it. If I was trying to be ‘good’, I would buy the low-fat cheddar and pat myself on the back but when it came down to it, this rubbery stuff was just not as tasty, so I’d end up eating extra to feel satisfied, completely defeating the purpose of buying a low-fat version… Oops.
And as much as I like to think I can have quite good self control, when it comes to cheese, I fail. If it’s there, I will eat it. I will snack on it, I will plan my dinner to incorporate it, I will chuck it on my salad at lunch… That’s not to say I ate cheese daily but I definitely ate it several times a week in all its glorious variations. Now I only buy cheese if I know what I am using it for and if I can go without it or use a substitute in a recipe, I will.
But yes, I do miss it. A lot.
I don’t have a recipe for you tonight as I am a little ashamed to admit that I just had Linda McCartney sausages on bread for dinner… To be fair, I realised that Tuesday was probably not the best day for me to go vegan (then blog about it) as I play netball on Tuesday nights and don’t have time for proper dinners; I just have to grab whatever I can cook/eat quickly before heading out again. I guess I’ll just have to be more prepared in future. I actually do quite like Linda Mac’s veggie sausages (they beat Cauldron hands down – and they’re vegan!) but they’re hardly blog-inspiring.
For those wondering what else I ate on Tofu Tuesday, I had fruit salad and orange & mango juice for breakfast, dried fruit and a coffee with almond milk for morning tea, veggie-packed pasta for lunch, and fruit and a Nakd bar for afternoon tea. I don’t usually like chocolate-flavoured things (gasp!) but today I discovered that Nakd’s Cocoa Orange bar is amazing. Seriously.
I am going to do some more vegan baking this weekend to make my Tofu Tuesday snacks a little more exciting and may try to think up some good recipes for my quick Tuesday night meals. Suggestions gratefully received!
As I don’t have any photos of today’s food, here’s a random picture I took of some ducks during London’s last big snowfall. Can’t believe this was only a month ago!