So today is the last day of my ‘Vegan Challenge’. I’ve had an awful lot of fun this week documenting what I’ve been making, learning how to cook new things and reading all of your helpful responses, comments and tips. Thanks so much for being so supportive and kind as I muddle my way through. I hope you stick about after this challenge has ended!
So on to my final day…
Because I was at work today, breakfast had to be a speedy afair. This is muesli with soya milk and a big mug of coffee to wake me up! I have over this week developed a serious love of muesli with soya milk I just find it so satisfying as a breakfast, for some reason more so than with regular milk.
As I was at work I’m back on the packed lunches agian. This was rice cooked in vegetable stock with a side of beans in a vinaigrette. I think this could have been really nice but it needed the addition of something extra such as fresh cucumber or something; iunfortunately I just didn’t have time this morning to do anything like this. I think this is an example of a good idea poorly executed!
So for dinner tonight, because it was the last one of this challenge, I wanted to put in a little extra effort and try cooking something new. This is a ‘Moroccan’ chickpea stew with a side of couscous. (I have no idea why I served it in stripes!) I really liked this, although James wasn’t so convinced! I think next time I will try his suggestion of mixing the couscous in to the stew so it becomes a flavour carrier and soaks up all the spices in the sauce. But for a first effort at a vegan stew I was pretty pleased and thought it was quite delicious.
I also decided to make a dessert because it was the last day of the challenge and all of that! This is stewed apples and plums with soya custard. Because I was using cooking apples I added a a bit of cinnamon and sugar when I was cooking them just to nullify the sharpness a little. This was really really really good! The custard was amazing! Its Alpro soya custard and it was delicious- you really couldn’t tell the difference between this and actual custard. I think I might end up eating it neat its so good!
So there we have it. My week of eating vegan! Check back tomorrow for my thoughts on eating vegan for a week.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend