I’ve had a busy week so had lots of simple suppers to get me through!
I order my shopping from Sainsburys and often get a sweet potato. This week they sent me this monster so I baked it to use in the week.
On Monday I paired it with some sausages and spinach and peas. Quick, tasty, wholesome!
On Tuesday I had a tempeh curry from Ekachai. It was nice and sweet and not like any other curry I’ve had before.
I had curry again for dinner on Tuesday this time a tofu Caribbean one using Spiced! paste. I made the sauce with the paste and coconut milk and served it with traditional rice and peas.
On Wednesday I went swimming with Mum and she served up chestnuts with sprouts and onions and more sweet potato. Stir-frying is my fave way of serving sprouts, lovely when they’ve got a bit of colour on them.
On Thursday I had the second half of my sausages and sweet potato this time with some sweetcorn.
On Friday I went out with my Mum and a couple of her friends for dinner. We have become friendly with the owner of a local bistro and she is great at adapting dishes for my vegan requirements. I had this gorgeous homemade burger with roasted vegetables and chips (of course!)
On Saturday I took part in my first vegan demonstration with Awakening Compassion at Trafalgar Square. I went with my Sister-in-law and met a couple of friends up there and made some new ones too! We held placards and some gave out leaflets and I was really encouraged by how positive the public response was to us. It’s also a great opportunity to people watch, which is one of my favourite past times! I made some cupcakes to be given out to the public and they went down rather well!
After all that activism we were rather hungry so headed over to Vantra for some food. They have a buffet where you weigh your plate at the end to get your price. Having learnt my lesson from buying pick a mix in my youth I was looking for the lightest foods! Everything was really tasty and it was good to have a range of hot and cold items.The only disappointing thing I found was that they didn’t accept cards. I could understand this in a small cafe in a rural location but this is an established busy restaurant in the busiest shopping street in London!
We were tempted by the desserts at Vantra but as my Sister-in-law hadn’t tried the delights of Yorica! so we decided to head over there as it was only a short walk. I had beetroot and chocolate, blackcurrant and moringa which is an Asian superfood similar in taste to green tea, I had mine topped with chocolate cornflakes and sprinkles (I also nabbed the swing chair!) My Sister-in-law went for cookies and cream, chocolate and Wow butter which is a nut free alternative to peanut butter, topped with popcorn and brownie bites. It was amazing and the portions were very generous again, I’ve got to learn that!
Today I met my Sister-in-law for an open air mass at our church which was really enjoyable and luckily the weather held up! I then went swimming for the second time this week so I have been chilling the rest of the day. I did take a little snooze in the middle of Captain America 2 so my Husband had to pause it until I woke up! We had an easy dinner of burger, chips and onions rings which wasn’t very photogenic (!) so I’ll leave that one up to your imagination!
I’ve got another busy week next week with a few meals arranged with friends so I look forward to showing you what I’ve been up to and eaten!