Vegan Life #2

Good day!

Long time, no see. Life has been all about soaking up 1:1 time with Theo before the baby arrives. I’m now almost 39 weeks pregnant and so ready to not be pregnant and meet our baby. Patience and sleep are rare things these days.

Anyways, I’m not sure how many more blog posts I’ll publish before the baby arrives so I’m stopping by to share snippets of the latest Vegan Life magazine. This latest issue could not have been published at a better time. I’ve needed some vegan inspiration from outside of the blog world, and once again Vegan Life hit the mark. So many great articles!

Since Christmas will be here before we know it, I’ve been thinking about vegan alternatives for christmas dinner that I can prepare in advance, whip up last minute or just shove in the oven.  It’s difficult to plan ahead as I don’t know what life will be like with a newborn and a toddler, nor do I know what our baby’s temperament will be.  Luckily, this edition of Vegan Life has lots of inspiration.

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 10.48.12Starters and desserts I’m not too worried about since I’m usually happy with fruit for either course, and already have some ideas of how to veganise the popular christmas desserts.  But mains, not a clue.  Of course, there’s your traditional nut roast but with Theo’s nut allergy I’d rather stay clear of them.

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However, this recipe for mushroom and lentil pie looks perfect.  If I try it out I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on!

I guess if all else fails I could pull out a vegan Linda McCartney pie or veggie sausages!

Disclaimer: I was sent a digital copy of the magazine to review.  Nonetheless, all opinions are my own.

 

Lately

Hello there!

How are you guys?  Life has picked up the pace around here recently.  And since this pregnancy has now hit the 34 weeks mark I feel like I should start preparing for labour and life post-birth.  It’s going to be crazy around here for a while.  Thus my aim for the blog is to post once a week for the foreseeable future.  This may well change once the baby arrives.

I’ve been rubbish at taking photos recently, mostly because our meals have been repetitive and straight-forward.  There are 3 meals in particular that seem to be on rotation (apart from variants of pasta with marinara).

1. Jacket potato with different accompaniments.  So quick and easy.

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2. Dreena Burton’s Chickpea Ratatouille (as previously mentioned)

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3. Elise’s Tempeh, Corn & Rice.  Love how quick and easy this is (which is the current prerequisite for all our meals around here).  Shame Tom isn’t a big tempeh fan.

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I’m going to try to cook a couple of golden oldies this weekend; I may even try out a new recipe since I’ve been craving baked goods like nobody’s business.  Speaking of cravings, I can’t seem to shake the cheese and dairy milk chocolate cravings I’ve been having all week.  Not good for this vegan gal.  I’ve been trying to find vegan alternatives but they end up being inadequate.  However, I do think the cravings are because I’m tired and want junk food.  Thus, my baking and making some of the more indulgent vegan meals should sort this out.  No fear.  All I need is time and energy…. Easy, right?