Vegan roast dinner from VBites in Brighton - nut roast, cranberry stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, fluffy roast potatoes, ‘cheesy’ broccoli and cauliflower, braised red cabbage, sweet potato mash, roasted carrots and parsnips, peas, sweetcorn and red wine gravy.
Oh my goodness gracious. I haven’t had a roast dinner in years and this was definitely worth the wait. I wish I hadn’t had breakfast so I could’ve eaten every last morsel! Everything on this plate was delicious; I especially loved the cabbage and roast potatoes. I think all of this was £9.95, which for a huuuuge plate of such variety is a steal. I definitely need to have a go at all of this before Christmas comes around!
Chocolate, blood orange, cinnamon and fig ice-cream and salted caramel peanut butter ice-cream from Boho Gelato. (vegan!!!)
I was in Brighton with J this weekend and we stumbled across this lovely gelateria who I knew did vegan flavours - but they don’t make it obvious! The peanut butter flavour (seen above) was almost gone so non-vegans must have thoroughly enjoyed it too, without knowing it’s cruelty free. They had about 8 different vegan flavours (including chocolate hazelnut and espresso hazelnut which we went back for) and 2 sorbets; if you ask they’re more than happy to tell you which ones are suitable for veggies. :)
I feel like this doesn’t need to be said but I’m saying it anyway - these were the bomb.com. Oh to the em to the gee. omg.
Cocoa banana oatmeal with mixed berries, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, flaxseed, almond butter and maple syrup.
I’d apologise for having so many photos of this breakfast, but why change perfection?
BAO WOW adventures with J!! (one for me, two for him)
Steamed bun, organic marinated tofu cake served with choi sum, unagi sauce, crush peanuts, coriander + dikkon radish.
Hey, just found your blog and love it! The recipes look delish! I was wondering, what does a typical weekly food shop look like for you? I wonder if you could write out a shopping list? This is the place I always get stuck haha! Thanks :) x x
Thank you very much, anon! :D
It’s difficult to say as I still live at home (sigh) so food is shared. I’ll re-answer this when I’m at uni again and buying my own ingredients and that’ll be more helpful, but for now I’ll give you two days worth of food - I hope this is of some use!
Tuesday 3rd June:
- Breakfast: Smoothie, made with avocado, banana, almond butter, cocoa and almond milk.
- Lunch: Salad: roasted broccoli (2 cups ish?), shredded carrot, toasted almonds, lemon juice, garlic, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast.
- Dinner: Steamed sweet potato with tahini, roasted cherry tomatoes, pepper and white onion with a few herbs and chilli flakes.
- Snacks: 3x raw cacao and walnut truffle bites and a bourbon biscuit.
- Drinks: 3 litres of water and 2 cups of fruit tea.
Wednesday 4th June:
- Breakfast: porridge made with oats, cocoa and almond milk, topped with frozen berries, almond butter, pumpkin seeds and a lil maple syrup.
- Lunch: Salad: buckwheat pasta spirals, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber, baby corn, peas, Italian herbs, s&p, lemon juice.
- Dinner: Baked sweet potato with baked beans and standard salad.
- Snacks: 2x raw cacao and walnut truffle bites and some toasted almonds.
- Drinks: 2.5 litres water and 3 cups of fruit tea.
Basically I have long life staples like oats, pasta, almond butter and nuts/seeds then mix it up with fruit and veggies - but always have sweet potatoes, bell pepper, bananas and broccoli. :) xx
I know a lot of pro-recovery blogs don't like to talk about calorie counting - but could you suggest what's a healthy range for an active person to eat? I'm trying to recover and still suffer from restricting tendencies so I freak out when I have higher intakes...but if I eat primarily non-processed foods it's going to be okay right? I just need some moral support :(
Hi! First off - it’s awesome you’re choosing recovery. Seriously, you’re fab.
Second - it’s really difficult to say as I don’t know anything about you, but I’d say 2000 calories as a minimum, perhaps more for a particularly active day. Primarily non-processed foods in that quantity is okay, of course! Your body will thank you for it, you’ll have so much energy and be able to tackle your active activities with far more gusto! :D
I think you’re stellar, anon. If you want more help feel very free to send another ask my way. xx
Wholemeal English muffin with almond butter and raspberry jam and some red grapes. :)
Cocoa and coconut milk oatmeal with mixed berries, pumpkin seeds, almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Dinner - steamed sweet potato with thyme and tahini and roasted bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and sweet onion with sea salt, rosemary, white pepper and chilli flakes.
Cocoa, banana, avocado and almond butter smoothie with pumpkin seeds.
The thickest, creamiest and most delicious smoothie I’ve ever made. You could so easily fool someone in to thinking this was an unhealthy milkshake. I’m bad at photographing smoothies but I had to document this one!!
Recipe: 1 small avocado, 1 verrrry ripe banana, 1 tbsp cocoa, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup ~ish almond milk and a few ice cubes.
Raw, vegan and chocolate truffles! (recipe here.)
I changed a few of the ingredients to suit what I already had - in place of hazelnuts I used Brazils and almonds, cocoa instead of cacao, maple syrup instead of agave and flax instead of chia. They still worked perfectly, though! I rolled them in a little more cocoa and now they’re firming up in the fridge.
Spoiler: they’re scrumptious.
Gluten free cracker breads with mashed avocado, fresh basil and sea salt and sliced banana with cinnamon.
This is my new go to breakfast! I really hadn’t expected much from this but fresh basil makes everything taste fantastic. (Please excuse the poorly shaken cinnamon, haha!)
Waffle with fresh strawberries, maple syrup and the creamiest, most delicious raspberry sorbet I’ve ever had.
Srsly. That sorbet.
Food prep for a few days away. :)
I’m spending a few days with a friend, now that she’s finished uni, which I’m super excited for - however I hate being a burden with food! I’m taking a few train journeys to see her so I’ll eat one salad then and leave one for tomorrow probably. I find others’ food prep interesting so here’s mine! :D
- 2x salads made with iceberg lettuce, red and yellow bell pepper, sugarsnap peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, grilled asparagus, leftover homemade pasta salad, mint couscous and tomato salsa;
- 1x ripe mango;
- 1x cocoa orange Nakd bar;
- 1x box of orange, lemon and lime tea bags;
- 2x single serving portions of gf porridge, made with rice, millet and buckwheat flakes (free from Vegfest!!).
Obviously this isn’t 3 days worth of food but it’s enough to not be a huge pest. ^_^
Tofu Pad Thai from Vegfest, Bristol.
This is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth, unf. (Seriously!! so good) I went to Vegfest on Saturday but after munching on several free samples (including raw gingerbread, vegan cheese and crackers, lots of chocolate and maple roasted nuts) and a roasted broccoli, carrot and sunflower seed salad, Fererro Rocher cake from Ms. Cupcake, cinnamon twist bigger than my head, some cinnamon sugar dusted churros with a lemon zest dipping sauce (J’s… some accidentally fell in to my mouth) and a seitan steak sandwich (also J’s.. shh) I simply had no room for these noodles!
So, naturally, J and I had to go back to Vegfest on the Sunday where I tried all my favourite free samples again, bought a peanut butter brownie from Ms. Cupcake and THEN we made it to the Pad Thai station. It was £6 for this box which isn’t particularly cheap (or £7 for marinated shitake mushrooms - worth paying more for if you have a bigger stomach than me) but seeing as I’d happily sit down in a restaurant and be equally as satisfied and prepared to pay more, I can’t complain. I’ve never had Pad Thai before but now I have - I never want to eat anything else again.
Not even the salted caramel nut cookie sandwich pieces that also fell in to my mouth. Accidentally. (Sorry J. Love you!!)
Long story short… Vegfest rules!!