Ellie Goes Vegan: Day 11

 Okay, I’ve been spending a little while catching up on blog posts and finally we’re at yesterday! I had a really bad day yesterday, just woke up on the wrong side of the bed so I was just having a bit of a grumpy day all round. 

On the food front, I had the rest of my sausages in a sandwich which was nice and another Mindful Chef meal, so it was a good day for food. That said, I did skip breakfast again, whoops. 

Breakfast – Extra Sleep

I somehow slept through three alarms so by the time I actually got up it was basically lunchtime. I also didn’t have any coffee because the last couple of days I’ve had way too much, so I’m taking a break from that. 

Lunch – Sausage Sandwich 

I used up the last of my sausages to make a sausage sandwich. My aunt had the same but with meat sausages, but she also fried some onions, so I had the rest of those on my sandwich too. I topped it off with some ketchup.

It was a very quick and easy lunch, which was useful as I’d already slept the morning away and I wanted to get onto finishing some of my assessments. I pretty much couldn’t taste anything outside of the ketchup and onions, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Late Afternoon – Rose Green Tea Latte

Not a meal but I just felt like mentioning it. I was struggling with the no coffee thing so I decided to treat myself a little. I didn’t fancy breakfast tea, but I knew I wanted something milky. Really, I could have done with a matcha latte, but I don’t have any matcha.

So I frothed up some almond milk (almond milk never ceases to amaze me, it has some brilliant frothing abilities) and added some rose green tea. It was a very nice, interesting hot drink, and distracted me from my coffee cravings. 

Dinner – Mindful Chef West Indian Curried Dahl with Quinoa

I spent the evening cooking, which was a very good way of bringing me out of my bad mood. I also popped to the shops just before I started cooking which helped too, I stocked up on some bits that I needed for a few recipes I have been interested to try. 

Anyway, I completely messed up the quinoa somehow. I don’t think I cooked it properly, like it was on too high a heat for too long, maybe. Anyway I still ate it, with the curry, that was actually a little too spicy for my liking, but that day I think I needed some spice to really kick me out of my bad mood. 

The curry actually tasted like something you could get from the takeaway Indian, but was probably a lot healthier. If it had been just a tad less spicy, I would have really enjoyed it. I still did enjoy it, but I had to take little breaks where I just ate green beans to combat the spice a little, as I am a wimp. 

Pudding – Jude’s Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream

I’m not particularly fussed about ice cream, but my family have been having some ice cream after dinner more frequently than usual recently, so I decided I didn’t want to feel left out. Besides, I may as well try as many different things as I can.

Honestly I don’t think I would be able to tell the difference between a vegan ice cream and a non-vegan ice cream. This particular one was very creamy which was nice and had some nice caramel-y bits in it. 

Ice cream isn’t really my area of expertise, but I definitely will be having an evening bowl of ice cream while I have this in my freezer (my bet is three days). 
Day Eleven Summary 

Another good food day. I’m also very happy with my choices from the shop so can’t wait to get using some of those. 

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