My week of vegan eating

10 Jun

Another week has again flown by and my vegan challenge is one week closer to completion.

Here are some of the highlights of my vegan eating this week:

More Supermarket Offerings

This week I tried a soya substitute on the grill that really did look exactly like a marinated chicken breast. I’m pretty sure that someone could pick it off the shelf without realise that it was vegan (apart from the huge Vegan symbol on the packaging!)

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I’ve had hardly any sweet treats in the past 7 weeks but I spotted these in the supermarket this week, so I thought I would try them. They were surprisingly good, although the taste of the cola bottles wasn’t quite like the Haribo ones but I could certainly have these as a substitute and not miss the “real” ones.

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Vegan-ising Recipes

I found a recipe for red lentils burgers but the recipe contained eggs to bind the mixture together. I had read that 4 tbsp of chickpea flour and 4tbsp of water is a substitute for one egg in baking so I replaced the egg and I made the burgers. The mixture made more burgers than I thought and I ended up freezing a few for another day. Here are the burgers before I cooked them:

Eating Out

As it was my turn to choose the restaurant for our Team Lunch this week so I took us back to Stripped Pizza where I went a couple of weeks ago with Araz and Mark. Everyone seemed to like the place, even though I was the only one of us to enjoy a vegan option.

Last weekend we had a Christening to go to because my boyfriend became a godfather. I was a bit worried about the meal to celebrate afterwards but I was delighted to find out it was a buffet. It meant that I was able to enjoy a lot of vegan options. Unfortunately all of the sushi wasn’t vegan and there was some amazing roast beef which was extremely tempting! However there was plenty of options for me and I didn’t go home hungry.

Weight Loss

This week my weight dipped under a certain number (which I can’t reveal as women don’t like to make their weight public) that I have been trying to dip under for about the last 4 years. Although this number isn’t my goal weight, I’ve been surprised by how easily I’ve lost week considering I haven’t been regularly exercising for the last 5 or more weeks due to a knee injury. In the past I have always tried to manage my weight through exercise and largely failed. It just goes to prove that you can’t out-train a bad diet.

Only 5 more weeks to go!

4 Responses to “My week of vegan eating”

  1. Confuzzled Bev June 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

    I’ve seen those steak things but never tried them because too much soy.

    Apparently you can use the liquid in tinned chickpeas as an egg substitute to make recipes vegan.

    You’re doing so well. Not much longer now! Also despite reactivating my fitness pal and staying under my calories most days I have lost zero kilograms. Boooo!

    • ourgirlinzurich June 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

      You can use the liquid from chickpeas! I tried to make meringue with it once but it was a massive fail! I’ll have to try it again because I’m sure the recipe wasn’t right somehow!

      • Confuzzled Bev June 14, 2018 at 6:08 am #

        Meringues are hard at the best of times. I can’t imagine trying to make vegan ones!

      • ourgirlinzurich June 14, 2018 at 8:13 am #

        I have never had a problem with making meringue with eggs. I think it’s one of the easiest things to bake 😊

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