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Deciding to Become Vegan

So what made me decide to become a Vegan: I guess the simple answer to this question is that for me, there were proven health benefits to a Vegan lifestyle & I did not want to miss out on this simply because I love cheese!

What made me even think about becoming a Vegan – sounds ridiculous but I watched ‘What the Health’ a documentary film about the collusion of industry, government, pharmaceutical companies and health organisations. It made me see things in a completely different light. Now I know that this film was based in America and perhaps some of our companies here in the UK are not the same, but I couldn’t deny that there were very clear health benefits to becoming a Vegan and that for some reason we were not told about this in the mainstream.

So me and my Partner are embarking on a journey to Veganism, to start with we are eating up all of our leftover meat, honey and the such and will be starting our new Vegan lifestyle as of next month. I am not delusional though I know that this process will take time and effort – but I hope to be able to reap the benefits too!

So a little about me, I am 27 an office administrator for a University in the UK. I spend most of my day sat down working at a computer (much like I am doing right now). I walk to and from work (40 minutes per day) but do not undertake much more strenuous activity. I have been for the past year or so suffering from issues with bloating and discomfort after eating (I have not been diagnosed with anything as I have not been to seek help for this) I hope that this new lifestyle will help to ease the bloating and discomfort I feel after eating. I hope it will help to unclog my arteries and decrease my chances of heart disease, diabetes & cancer. We can only try!

You may disagree with my choice or feel that I am making a mistake but you must remember this is my life and ultimately my choice. You may feel that I am not doing this for the right reasons, but you must remember everyone has their own path, their own opinions and their own reasons for doing what they do.

I hope that this blog may help someone who is also looking to transition to a Vegan lifestyle, who knows maybe we can take this journey together.

Becky 🙂

 

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Dinner #143

Tonight for dinner we had Tofu Coconut Curry served with some Basmati Rice and some Poppadoms. We had to improvise this week as our Morrisons was out of our usual Coconut Milk – so we brought some of the coconut milk you have with Tea and tried this with the recipe instead.

This turned out okay considering 🙂

 

Dinner #142

Tonight for dinner we had Fajitas. I served mine up in a bowl with some Spinach and rice while my partner had his in some Wholewheat wraps.

I made these using the new Vegan Quorn Fajita Chicken strips, added some Onion and pepper and some extra bbq fajita mix. This made for a delicious meal 🙂 

Dinner #141

Tonight for dinner we had Vegan Quorn Meat Free Breaded Fillet served with some homemade Sweet Potato Fries and I served mine up with some carrot and broccoli. My partner had his in a bap. 

Unfortunately this meal did contain gluten, so I will probably be suffering tomorrow. At least it tasted great 🙂

Dinner #140

Tonight for dinner we had Homemade Vegan Sweet Potato and Kale Chili. I served my partners up with some bread and butter and served mine up with some sweetcorn on the side and some Sainsbury’s Free From Wendsleydale and Cranberry cheese on top.

This was delicious – I even had enough left over for lunch tomorrow which was perfect as normally at the weekend I have to cook some veg for my lunch 🙂

Dinner #139

Tonight for dinner we had our trusty Pineapple Fried Rice. I served mine up with a bowl of Spinach and my partner had some Bread and Butter with his.

Overall another lovely dinner 🙂

Dinner #138

Tonight for dinner my partner had Spaghetti Bolognese served with some homemade Garlic Bread. As I am attempting to be as Gluten Free as possible I cooked up some new potatoes and served the bolognese sauce up on these with some spinach on the side.

To add to this delicious dish I topped it with some Sainsbury’s Free From Wendsleydale & Cranberry cheese ontop. Perfection 🙂

 

Dinner #137

Tonight for dinner I had Homemade Tofu Stir Fry served with some Rice Noodles 🙂 I used my trusty Tofuture Tofu Press again to press my tofu throughout the day. This really is the best method I have found to prepare tofu to date!

This meal was delicious and easy to prepare. I used a lot of ginger which really helped to enhance the flavour of all of the veggies!