I see a lot of super fancy and super healthy days on What I Ate Wednesday posts but that's not what I'm all about. This is just a day in the life of a regular grrrl who's trying to clear out her fridge! I'm basically showing you what a slightly lazy vegan might eat on a day spent writing blog posts, reading blogs, masterminding MoFo giveaways and catching up with a weeks worth of Neighbours!
I started the day with an Alpro Fruity & Creamy peach yoghurt and a chopped banana with a glass of freshly squeezed OJ on the side.
I'm pretty fussy about yoghurts and the fruity & creamy style Alpro is the only kind I like, those and Sojasun but you can't buy them here.
Unsurprisingly I was hungry within a few hours of eating that so I made a sandwich and gathered some grapes and the last of the Dandies marshmallows from our Portland/Seattle trip.
My sandwich is made with Pizza flavoured Violife slices, margarine and a Warburtons sandwich thin. I think that anyone could probably make this sandwich! Violife sent me every flavour of their cheeses to review recently and I'm diligently working my way through all 10 packs before I write about them. Pizza flavour is definitely up there with my favourites.
A couple more hours passed and it was time for something a little more substantial, enter the baked potato.
I nuked this in the microwave for five minutes before letting it crisp up in the oven at gas mark 9 for 5 minutes each side. I heated up some Heinz baked beans and then fancied the whole thing up with a little of my favourite Vegusto cheese, the Piquant incase you're interested!
When dinner time rolled around I was starving again so I munched on a handful of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Mini Pretzels whilst I cooked. I'm down to my last bag so I'm extra glad I'm going to be back in the US at the end of next week.
Because I'm about to go away I'm trying really hard to clear out my fridge and for some reason I have a lot of leeks in my veggie drawer. I was racking my brain for leek based recipes when Nick (that's my husband for new MoFo readers. Hi!) suggested the Leek & Bean Cassoulet from Veganomicon. The man's a genius.
I had no suitable beans and I couldn't be bothered to make the biscuits so I subbed Soy Curls, pre-soaked in veggie stock and thoroughly squeezed, and made a stovetop version. This was delicious and it even used up all of our potatoes, I used to make this dish about fortnightly when my cookbook collection was smaller and I loved this reminder of an old favourite.
According to my MoFo plan today's WIAW was meant to show you guys what a British vegan eats on an average day. I've failed pretty miserably at that because I ate, um, three things that aren't available here at all and one that's only currently available via mail order! I'll try to be more British next week!