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Veganuary 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Controversial

Fucking finally, January is finished. I’m sure you’ll excuse extreme profanity in the case of this particular month, it’s been relentless and at least three thousand days long. The Controversy With the end of January comes, as always, the end of my stint of temporary veganism. This is good news to many, I’m sure. As the popularity of Veganuary rises, so do the voices of people that criticise the concept or take the piss out of participants. Some of these complaints are valid (for example, I recently learned that veganism can and has been used as a smoke screen for those with eating disorders, and promotion of it can be harmful to those people), and some are mean spirited and unwelcome. This is the first year that I’ve considered not getting involved in future years. Despite my love of embracing vegan cookery once a year, it’s become apparent that many people associate it with the wave of restrictive weight loss dieting that hits us each January. This disturbs me. Long time readers will know all …

Broccoli Stalk and Garlic Fried Rice

I do remember that at some point in recent past, I promised you an onslaught of easy weeknight meals. I still intend to stand by that promise, but January has been an absolute shocker thus far, and so I’m afraid a recently acquired side dish is going to have to do for the time being. As you all know, food waste is one of the things that I’m most passionate about. The food waste figures in this country are shameful, and I think we all need to talk more about it, as frequently as possible, so that it’s at the forefront of our minds when we’re in the kitchen. To that end, whenever I pick up a new trick to combat food waste, I pass it on to you ASAP. Which brings me to today’s guest of honour: broccoli stalks. Did you know they were edible? Up until these past few months, I really had no idea. I’ve been throwing them in the bin this whole time.   Upon reading a book about food waste …

What Do Vegans Eat? | Veganuary Food Diary Week 2

It hasn’t been a full week since my last food diary but I figured I’d just get these out as and when. Who needs structure and routine, right? I’ll level with you, this has been a less than impressive week. I cheated one night and just ordered a pizza because I couldn’t cope with that cooking-from-scratch life all of a sudden. I’ve eaten nowhere near enough vegetables. I drank too much and ate a lot of beige food. But that’s cool, that’s why I’m recording a food diary. So that I can show you the legit ups and downs and ins and outs of navigating food as a temporary vegan. I’ve been really busy this week, and I think that’s reflected in my diet. I didn’t make good on my promise to myself that I’d eat more pulses, but there’s always next week. I’m not feeling super protein deficient, but I should probably address that before it becomes an actual problem. Sunday Breakfast I had a fridge full of odds and ends that absolutely had …