Ellie Goes Vegan: Day 9

 Wooo! Day 9! That’s nearly ten whole days of a (mostly, bar a few hiccups) vegan diet. I’m actually pretty proud of myself for sticking to it, I don’t have the best track record for sticking to this sort of thing. 

Breakfast – More Porridge & a Coffee (probably)

I had more porridge for breakfast, after taking a break from it yesterday. I can’t actually remember but I probably had a coffee too. I think by this point I had bought myself some almond milk to try. I rate almond milk, it’s very nice. The flavour on its own is great but I also find it’s probably the best milk to go in a coffee, because it isn’t too overpowering.

Lunch – Cheese on Toast

I’ve mentioned the (not vegan) truffle cheese before, and that I absolutely refuse to get rid of it. Well, I got rid of it, buy putting it into my stomach. So not a vegan lunch, but I’d already decided that I would let myself finish the block so I did just that. It’s gone now, we don’t have to think about it. 

Dinner – Spaghetti Bolognese 

I decided to make myself a spaghetti bolognese using some vegan mince. I’ve been looking forward to this because I make a really good spag bol. It was my mission during (the first) lockdown to perfect the meal. And with beef mince, I definitely have. 

I’m not going to delve too deeply into my top secret recipe. Just know that it comes out different every time anyway, because I just shove herbs into it, until it smells right. Then I add some special ingredients and let it do its thing. 

Anyway, it was good. It wasn’t amazing (and not to toot my own horn or anything, but it usually is). This is when I really, really began to miss meat. It didn’t help that earlier in the day I had seen that Pasture were doing some sort of home delivery meal thingy, which was probably what got me started thinking about beef. 

I ate my spaghetti, which was fine, it was tasty. The flavour was mostly alright but it was just missing that meaty something. Then I watched my aunt and sister eat some chicken and glared at them, enviously. 

Day Nine Summary

I’m definitely surprised that I got as far as day nine before I even started thinking about meat. 

Maybe it was the spaghetti bolognese that did it. This is part of the reason I wanted to keep my use of fake meat things to the minimum, I knew I’d compare and it would make me think about actual meat. 

But despite my cravings, I didn’t eat any meat (and we’ll ignore the cheese, I’ve justified it enough – it has truffle in it!!).

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