I started eating mostly vegan food in May 2016 for the usual assortment of animal welfare / environmental reasons, all of which are interesting only to me. I say mostly vegan because although I am not eating meat, dairy, any commercial eggs or products containing those, I was still eating fish right up until I found out that industrial farming of fish is a thing.
As I stopped eating animal products, I mislaid over a stone of body weight, although my intention hadn’t been (and still isn’t) weight loss. Recently my cohab decided that she was going to join me on the Mostly Vegan wagon, but was also going to follow the Forks Over Knives model of whole food, SOS free (free from added salt, oil or sugar) plant based foods.
Well, what the hell do you eat when you’ve eliminated all meat, dairy, eggs, and you’re not cooking with processed food, extra salt, oil or sugar…. and you’re a food enthusiast? There is no way I’m ready to be a dust-for-dinner ascetic. Plus we have a toddler, who needs a balanced, healthy diet full of good stuff, and who also needs tasty dinners, otherwise she won’t eat them. Toddlers are not known for their ability to prioritise healthy over tasty.
This is the result. I have a grotty notebook with scribbled recipes in, but I keep losing it, or forgetting to update it. This blog can serve both as recipe book and as a vault for epic disasters!