Today concludes the first week of Gnoe’s Vegan Adventures. What seemed like a real Project in advance is turning out to be pretty easy. Partly thanks to the preparations I’ve made like stocking up on vegan foods & ingredients, trying out a few recipes and products in advance and last but not least subscribing to the Eat Good, Feel Good cooking class; but also because it’s feeling so right to eat this way and the food is generally just plain good.
I am aware that on some days I might not balance my meals enough. I hoping that will even out in relation to the surrounding days. It is something I will concentrate on when I’ve acquired a good variety of vegan dishes and habits.
Menu Day 7 (Wednesday February 2nd)
- ‘pre-breakfast’: slice of ontbijtkoek (a kind of spicy bread cake), spread with soy margarine
- 2 slices of white toast with Marmite & soy margarine
- Fishy Vegan Bento (#130)
- falafel on pita bread
- salad of aragula, red cabbage, bean & alfafa sprouts, tomato, cucumber, gherkin, green chilies and parsley
- sauces: garlic, spicy and mango chutney
Snacks (aside from bento)
- cup of vegetable broth
Anything special about today? / Any difficulties?
Today unfortunately wasn’t really my lucky day. I was sick again (yes, I’m ill a lot which is one of the reasons changing my diet seems like a good idea) and didn’t get to go to work. Still, I was happy to have my bento so there was no need to go out of bed to make lunch. And I’m feeling better again now.
Fishy Vegan Bento #130
[Sorry about the poor quality of this picture — I’m glad the days are slowly lengthening again: daylight photos are best.]
There’s really nothing suspect about this animal-free bento; just a little Basmati rice fishy swimming in some lentil curry. ;) We had some Indian leftovers from our Sunday dinner, which seemed perfect for a bento.
- Pakistani dahl (red lentils)
- Calcutta eggplant
- Orissan Jagdish Saag Aloo (potato & spinach)
- a few slices of vegan farmer’s sausage (hiding)
- Mr Gnoe’s green lentil curry
- cucumber & radish
- Basmati rice
- mango chutney
- salted pecans and ‘French fries’ potato chips
- another one of my home-baked vegan paradise cookies
On the side
- blood orange juice with lemon
- a 1/8th slice of Monday’s grilled-veggies pizza (not shown)
WHOOAH! A whole box dedicated to snacks?! Yeah well, sort of ;) A treat for coffee time, to compensate for missing out on my coffee. I find that drinking coffee gives a full stomach, tiding me over till lunchtime. Tea doesn’t have the same effect. Now I won’t really miss anything because the coffee machine at the office isn’t any good. :( I only started drinking its rubbish a few years ago after having been a full-time tea-employee for ages… Just don’t ask me. ;)
I also needed something hearty for around 4 o’clock. For a Wednesday afternoon I figured a a snack like pizza & potato chips would be allowed. :) It’s not as if we’re talking huge amounts here, right?
The mango chutney is just a condiment to sooth any over-spiciness of the Indian dishes.
Bento #130 was very satisfying!