Friday, 18 December 2009


The tahini really was god on breakfast yesterday so I thought I should please my taste buds once more and have a tsp on my breaky today, so I did which was needed after my 40 minute yoga session! Today's breakfast included, quinoa +buckwheat flakes, 4 dates chopped, tbsp cacao nibs, maca + ground linseeds, yogurt and tahini oh and soya milk and water, twas a tummy pleaser I must say.

Looked what my fabulous sister Jes gave me!!!!!!! Babycakes is a vegan cookbook of yep you guessed it cakes and a number of tasty delights. It is written by a pretty lady who runs her own vegan bakery in New York, one day I hope to take a visit : ) Every recipe looks so good I can't wait to try them all and share them with you lucky people!

Ooooooo I have to mention my amazing sister Jes has been listed in the TIMES top best 50 blogs
so well done your the best Jes!!!!

I went out on the coffee run at work today and on my way popped into Costa coffee shop and picked up some coffee syrups. I've been meaning to get these for ages I'm thinking protein shakes and a tsp of syrup if ya know what I mean........yummy! The flavor selection is:
Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Gingerbread and Cinnamon.
I had a drizzle of the hazelnut in my coffee today, so good!

For lunch today I had quinoa, steamed veg, tsp cashew pesto and a drizzle of sesame oil
I love this combo healthy and satisfying.

Being a Friday you will know if you follow Tina over at Carrot N Cake that its cookie Friday?!
Well at lunch I really wanted a cookie but finding a GF + DF cookie in my town doesn't happen very often so I improvised..........

Yep I had a dark chocolate rice cake as my stand in cookie this was a splendid stand sweet and delicious.
After work I went to a spin class and before I went I swallowed down a green monster to keep me
going, 45 minutes of spin and I was knackered but I had to walk home in the FREEZING cold because I needed to pop to the shops as I had nothing for dinner. I also ate an apple on my way home I was starving!
I found some tasty stir-in sauces which are GF + DF bonus! I invested in 3
Sweet Pepper, Oven Roasted Vegetables and Sun Dried Tomato

I used the sun dried tomato on my dinner of steamed veg, olives stuffed with anchovies and rice noodles, just what I needed after my class and cold walk home.

I also picked up a couple of these bad boys at the shops, sesame's and honey I had one for pud.
Such a huge bar but I couldn't resist!

So my post is named VEGAN?! I'm contemplating going vegan, I can't eat dairy as I am intolerant and meat more often than not gives me tummy problems, I think this is because
I so rarely eat it that when I do its so rich for me. But I am trying to decide if I can live without
fish and eggs? I just don't know. I think I shall give it a go though and see how I do.

Are any of you vegan?
If so any advice?

I'm going to get up early and do some yoga and toning so should think about sleep
night all x x


  1. Yummy food (as always) You know the title "flexitarian" maybe that's what you are? I always think vegan would be so hard because no honey, no eggs (baking?) but that's totally my opinion... I enjoy meat, but I could also give it up if i needed too!! I figured dairy would be hard, but it isn't that bad!!

    Good luck on your decision, :)

  2. I had chocolate covered rice cakes in London but I have yet to see them here. Aren't they so yummy? That cookbook looks fabulous--so jealous!

  3. What is Tahini? I've been hearing about it but I have no idea what it is.

  4. your dinner looks super good! chocolate covered rice cakes? those sound SUPER awesome. have fun doing yoga!

  5. That cookbook looks lovely!! I may just have to pick one of those up myself. Yes, all the baked goods loaded with butter, eggs and sugar taste good, but I'd much rather make it sans all that :) I'm not vegan, but I consider myself flexitarian. If I don't eat meat it's not that big of a deal. Do what's best for you and your body/lifestyle. It can be a difficult lifestyle, but it is very doable and you just have to be careful about certain nutrients. But you already have such a wonderful variety of great foods that not only nourish and provide variety, but also satisfy your dietary/tolerance needs and I'm sure it would be no sweat for you :)

  6. Your quinoa looks so good! And I want that Babycakes cookbook. Badly.