Train strike today which means my last train home is 6pm. That’s a pretty good excuse to go home… and cook? Perhaps not.
I hate Wednesdays. I always have a supervisor meeting on the Thursday morning and he always wants a presentation of what I have spent the last week doing. Now, this would be actually quite easy and wouldn’t take the whole day to do IF I had actually done something. But a week is never normally long enough for me to get something groundbreaking, novel and new.
Anyways, for conjuring up something out of nothing, a man requires food. Food for thought… Perhaps even vegan food for thought?
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Banana – if you’ve read my other posts, you will come to realise that breakfasts are not the most exciting meal of my day.
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Honestly, a banana is not nearly enough. Lunch was about 12pm today, I just couldn’t go on. Plus, I had soup from last night to eat (my mother would be so proud at how resourceful I was being). Top that all off with half a bag of bread (drowned in soup of course – I couldn’t find a clean spoon) and an apple and a bag of raisins, I was full to the brim.
I really do love raisins. Actually, the 150g bag equated to 5 of my 5 a day. So that would be 7 out of 5 so far and I always thought 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
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Now, I understand that this vegan challenging is sounding very healthy. A little too healthy. But what I am finding out, is that it doesn’t have to be like that. I mean, why would you just eat healthy food all the time? We all know unhealthy food is much tastier than healthy food. Plus in my opinion, eating healthily is not the main reason people choose to be vegan.
Therefore, a massive handful of oven chips, battered onion rings and a meat-free breaded burger was shoved in the oven. Delicious! Especially the meat free breaded burgers (from Tesco – in the meat free section). They are stuffed with vegetables, but they are good. I ate it far too quickly to tell you what exactly was inside, but they were good. Honestly. Actually, really good. Have I said that enough?
However, I had to settle for McCains oven chips, my second favourite oven chips in the world. First place has to be Auntie Bessie. She has magic fingers. But, unfortunately those magic fingers are covered in milk.
That was filling, but I still hadn’t finished my presentation. I needed desert. But the artic roll in the freezer is dairy. What is a man to do?
But manly cookies.
The recipe I followed was completely vegan and titled “Chocolate Chip Cookies: Makes 3 Dozen Cookies”. However, I only got about a dozen out of the recipe because I love BIG cookies. In a past life, I think I was the cookie monster. I used to eat a whole pack of Maryland cookies for lunch when I was at school. Except at Christmas, when Mince Pies were on offer in Tesco at 2 for £2. What is a boy to do when he gets £2 for his lunch money? Eat 12 mince pies for his lunch every day? I’ll let you guess the answer to that one.
Now, this actually reminded me. I found out that Mr Kipling’s Apple and Raspberry Pies are vegan too! So I had one while the cookies cooled down. Then 5 cookies. Then another pie.
Thanks, Mr Kipling!