Day three ponderings

This morning, I met my mum in town to go for lunch and a good catch-up 🙂 I forgot to set my alarm clock last night, but part of my brain must have realised this and, as a result, gave me a very light, interrupted sleep full of bad dreams in order to ensure I woke up on time!

These dreams included my dad giving me a giant pot of strawberry yoghurt and me eating half of it before remembering that it was made from dairy, and going to work (I work part-time at Lidl) and eating a whole selection of meat-, dairy- and egg-based goods :/

This was clearly just my subconscious symbolising and exaggerating my slight concern that I will no longer be able to eat a lot of things I enjoy (but I didn’t even like dairy yoghurt or pepperoni pizza much, so I don’t know why it chose those!).

However, there is a vast amount of knowledge and advice out there about yummy vegan substitutes. I have already been send loads of links to recipes and online resources, from friends and family, and there is a constant stream of handy finds from these vegan Facebook pages I follow:

Vegan (Supermarket finds) UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VSF.UK/

Vegans UK- Off Topic Chat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegansuk/?ref=browser

The one element I thought I may struggle with is eggs, as I often got cravings for egg sandwiches since going veggie. However, I wondered whether the reason for this might be lack of iron, rather than the actual taste of the sandwiches and, sure enough, when I increased my iron intake, the cravings diminished! 🙂 So there is usually a logical answer for everything…

Today, Mum and I went to The Green Rocket Cafe, and ended up having a late breakfast instead of lunch, as we were a bit early! I had the vegan version of their ‘veggie monster breakfast’ and a soya latte (they were out of almond milk). The only thing they had to change to make it vegan was substituting scrambled egg for marinated tofu, which was delicious.

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The compulsory food pic! NB: I am very bad at taking food photos, often because I am so hungry I forget until all that is left is an empty plate…

The breakfast included:

  • marinated tofu
  • 2 sausages
  • kale
  • beans in a tasty sauce
  • mushrooms
  • tomato
  • sautéed potatoes
  • toast and spread

Phew I was full!! It’s lasted me till just now, while I’m writing this blog post. Thankfully, Jacob will be in soon; he’s going to make us hot dogs, using Linda McCartney sausages 😀 *mouth waters* Ciao for now!

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