Marfigs' Munchies

Adventures in vegan eats and feats

WIAW + zucchini pea chickpea pancakes


Yesterday Man-thing and I sat down at a local burger joint for a coffee and milkshake to discuss our finances. Much sadness and shock was had all round to realize that with a loan/bond comes all sorts of other nonsense, such as life insurance and other twitchy elements. Still, it’s good to actually know what you’re dealing with rather than living with a bag over your head! There is much sadness also about how much I’ll have to scale back on my shiny ingredients, so I figure I need to institute a new policy that if someone has a maddening desire to gift me with stuff, ingredients would be the best bet for happiness and glee. :p


Anyway, yesterday’s very official list-making process at least put me in training for keeping up with cataloguing today’s series of noms and bites, so here’s another WIAW! 🙂

Breakfast: 2 slices of low gi seeded toast with avo and black beans on one and avo and plum ketchup on the the other. 1 granny smith apple with 1 heaped tsp of peanut butter. I usually eat breakfast at 05h30, so I am beyond famished by teatime at 10h00, so today I decided not to fool around and have double the bread I usually consume in a day and get it over with and be full! I ate half my toast with the apple and coffee at home and the other half with coffee on campus before work. I should probably scale back on my morning coffees, but it’s an awesome way to sit still enough outside and enjoy the fresh air before being sucked into a black hole at the library. Happily my workspace has windows, for which I am extremely grateful!

breakwiaw secondbfastwiaw10h00 snack: more coffee and 1 pear – for once I wasn’t ravenous but I’m still a food monster, so a pear had to come into the mix.

teatimewiawLunch: 3 small pea and zucchini chickpea pancakes (half a batch of Angela’s delicious recipe) with steamed pumpkin, black beans, zucchini and pesto. I was so busy making soup and other shiny secret treats that I pre-made this lunch yesterday, which is always a win in terms of reducing the rush of things. I get pretty HANGRY very quickly, so I need food immediately when my levels crash in order to prevent a rage fit. All my years of meditation and yoga don’t compare to a rumbling tummy it seems – whoops!


Pre-walk snack:1 golden delicious with 1 small cup steamed veg and coffee

prewalkDinner: Vegan Richa’s fritatta with freshly made soup and salad + decaf coffee (SO just a little addicted to coffee? Yikes! Writing everything down makes one much more aware!). For once I had the salad first then waited around a bit doing blog stuff, so I wasn’t as ravenous as usual, but still, I know that by 09h00 the munchies will hit hard if I don’t eat properly at dinner.

salad dinnerwiawDessert: a few teaspoons of some tasty lemon curd (and a sneak preview of tomorrow’s dish!) – it really is that yellow, no photoshopping! :p

lemoncurdAlso, some hot carob with soy milk, because the day was long.

dessertwiawSnacks: steamed carrots, raw carrots, sun-dried tomatoes.

And there you have it! I’m trying to cut down on post 20h30 snacks, because that’s my witching time for waltzing downstairs every 15 minutes, but there’s too much shiny in the house. Gargh!

What is your favourite meal of the day? Is there a special ingredient that you save just for that meal?

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

2 thoughts on “WIAW + zucchini pea chickpea pancakes

  1. The picture of your lunch is just stunning!


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