Round up of the Week’s Food 160207

Last week I forget to include two snacks I had. The first was popcorn from Proper Corn. We have these for sale in our office. I was interested to try the fiery Worcester Sauce and Sun-dried tomato flavour. As Worcester sauce usually has anchovies in it I was pleased to see these were clearly marked as vegan.

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The other snack was one of my favourites – mochi! You can get these giant ones from Wasabi. I had looked in my local branch and the one in my local station but neither had any. I was worried they had discontinued them but spotted them in another station when I was travelling through.

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I met an old friend for lunch on Monday at Pizza Rossa in Leadenhall Market. They have a vegan pizza option and a few pasta options. It smelt amazing so I went for the pizza option.

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I started off my cooking this week by making one of my favourites -BBQ jackfruit. Jackfruit is an Asian fruit which you can buy in tins from Asian supermarkets. It has a chewy texture and soaks up flavours from marinades like tofu so it great from making a pulled pork type dish. Make sure you get the one in water or brine though, not syrup! I used this recipe from more vegan blog and put it in wholemeal wraps with onions and peppers.

On Tuesday I had a quick lazy dinner as I spent most of the evening baking.

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I took some treats into work to celebrate my 9 year anniversary with the company. We get a lot treats at work as we bring them not only for birthdays, but also exam passes, work anniversaries, any excuse really! I like to show my colleagues that vegan treats are just as tasty as their non-vegan counterparts. I went with two tried and tested options. My Jamaica Ginger Cake and sausage rolls. For the sausage rolls I just use some Granose sausage mix, Jus-Rol puff pastry and sesame seeds. They always go down well!

On Wednesday I usually go swimming with my Mum but as she wasn’t feeling too great we just had dinner. I had this shepherdess pie with sweet potato mash she had in the freezer with some steamed veg.

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On Thursday we went to my in-laws. They had had a long day working on-site so had an easy dinner of veggie nuggets, chips and mushy peas.

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Sadly we had a family funeral to go to on Friday. Our journey started early and we stopped at a service station for breakfast. I had 2 hashbrowns from McDonald’s and a soya latte from Starbucks. After a lovely service we went to a local social club. The buffet had a good selection of vegan food. I had samosas, pakoras and Asian pastries as well as some crisps, crackers and a great variety of fruit. We had dinner in another service station on the way home. I had a plain veggie wrap from Burger King.

On Saturday I started the day using up the left over chips from Thursday night. Not the healthiest start but we had had a hard day on Friday.

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My Sister-in-law and nieces came over at lunchtime. We had brought home some leftovers from Friday which they ate. I had two spicy bean burgers from Waitrose with a jacket potato and salad.

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On Saturday I had a lovely tofu curry that my Mother-in-Law had made with a veggie samosa from Waitrose. I am really lucky with both my Mum and Mother-in-Law and the effort they go to in making vegan meals for me when I visit them.

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Today we stopped in Victoria station for food as we were travelling back from home from my in-laws. I had a naked burrito from Tortilla as I wasn’t feeling too hungry. I hadn’t had one before as I usually go for a burrito or tacos but it was really filling even without the bread.

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Tonight I just had an old fave. You can’t go wrong with beans on toast!

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Looking back over my week it doesn’t look the healthiest! Hopefully this will change next week as Lent starts on Wednesday and I plan to reduce the amount of sugar I eat (so no more baked beans!) Are you planning on giving up anything for Lent? Or doing something extra instead? Let me know.

Plumes x

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Round up of the Week’s Food 160207

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