Like the title of this post says I’ve been dreaming about meat, not in some weird kinky way but in a makes me wake up hungry and craving it way, possibly with a bit of drool. My partner has decided to go Vegan, after toying with the idea for a while he read a book, The China Project and it tipped him over the Vegan edge. Now I’ve only read snippets of it so I can’t really comment but Mr Science is totally sold on it. When he told me that he was going vegan the thought of doing it myself absolutely filled me with fear. I was also pretty annoyed with him as I knew it was going to make eating with him challenging. Surprised too as this is the man who I filmed eating a fillet steak as he was enjoying it so much. I am not the Worlds best veggie eater and foods on my never ever, will only eat them if I’m dying of starvation list include mushrooms, cauliflower and asparagus (I could add more, this is just a small sample) so you can see why I was worried about not making a very good Vegan.
I previously cut out dairy and then soya when I was feeding Ava due to her allergies so cutting out dairy was going to be nothing new. However I had just got used to being able to have a cheese fix again and eating normal cakes and chocolate, sob. I like cheese and I like cakes and I know you can bake your own so the cakes isn’t too big a deal but cheese is. You can’t replace cheese no matter how hard you try it’s just not the same. Even writing this now I’m thinking of a pepperoni pizza with loads of melted cheese, mmmm.
Despite all of my concerns I’ve decided to give it a go. I’ve not gone fully vegan as in I have cheated, more than once. I had a roast dinner the other day, but I would say I’m eating 90/10 to vegan now and this next week I’m going to try and make it to 100. I’m probably not going to be fully vegan all the time and sneak in a cheese and bacon fix every now and then, or maybe I wont. After cutting out dairy I didn’t go back to having cows milk preferring almond milk on cereal and soya in latttes and when I think about it milk is pretty gross. I’ve also never been an egg fan only having it within cakes and other baked food so stopping eggs it pretty easy. It might be that after a while I get used to having no meat or animal products and it becomes normal and my cravings fade (please tell me they fade).
So far we have discovered some really actually quite surprisingly yummy recipes and I’m enjoying knowing that I’m eating healthier as everything is fresh and from scratch. I will keep you up to date of how we are getting on.
If you can recommend or point me in the direction of any vegan blogs, cookbooks and products please let me know.