|This mushy mess is actually an amazing butternut squash risotto and will be on the menu this month.|
A little back story for you just in case - ee are strict vegetarians and tend to eat vegan a fair bit too. But we slip and fall occasionally so we go totally Vegan for the month of May each year (as much as we can) to get us back on track and feeling healthy again
There are some Caveats:
1. Eating out gets a free pass.
We tend to mostly go for Indian and Chinese anyway so it's not much of an issue but we eat out so rarely that when we do we are not gonna beat ourselves up about it. This is not really about hating the Dairy industry (although I kind of do but am too weak to do much about it), so much as about making some healthy changes.
2. If we go to someone's house we do not expect them to accommodate our faddish ways. We are happy with friends and family being so generous and kind when preparing vegetarian food for us.
3. We can use whatever is already bought or in the freezer. No point in wasting food.
Again this is more to do with health than Dairy
1. No white carbs.
All wholegrain and wholemeal breads, rices and pastas
2. No soft drinks.
I never used to drink them except occasionally at a fast food place but they weaseled their way into my (shared) fridge via my husband and we buy Pepsi Max way more than I'd like.
3. No processed Vegan foods-burgers, "cheese" etc.
So that's it I think. I've learnt my lesson about lofty statements about losing weight and life-changing err changes. So I'll quit the grandstanding with a whispered "Bring it on Vegan May and watch our energy levels soar."
Care to share your favourite Vegan dinner recipes?