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WIAW: training and recipe testing


What ho! I come to show off my eats from yesterday, since today I’ve been scrambling about with a doctor’s appointment, cleaning up after kittens and cats, doing RSVPs, and desperately trying to fit in as much recipe testing as possible. Why? Well I’m plotting a free ebook to celebrate all your awesomeness and support, and also because I’m totally going berserk in my love affair with a certain amazing, versatile and healthy ingredient. Huzzah! Anyhow, here’s what I ate yesterday on Wednesday 😉wiawmarfigslogo

Breakfast/05h45: smoothie with water, 1/2 cup steamed zucchini, 1 frozen and sliced banana, 1/2 diced and frozen cucumber, 1 handful crisp lettuce, spices, Cherry Vanilla NuNaturals drops and 1/2 cup All Bran hiding underneath with some prune purée on top. Yes yes I know I’m terribly naughty for testing my slowly returning health with all the fibre in the world, against the gluten-free advice of a doc, but honestly it’s just one tiny little pleasure that sets my day on a mental happy path. Of course, my body hated me rather violently for the next few hours, but totally worth it. Maybe. Damnit. prunebreakfastTeatime/10h30: 2 sad brown rice crackers. Today was the last day of the training we assisted with, and since I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat in peace, I decided to leave off toppings like peanut butter because it would have been rather awkward to have a mouth full of that when trying to be helpful to researchers. I missed out on coffee, so my energy levels plummeted like mad and I had to rely on sucking down sweets to keep going and not pass out. Bah!

teatimeLunch/14h15: Delicious creamy carrot soup with a lettuce-stuffed wholewheat wrap, cherry tomatoes and sprouts. Yum! I was SO ravenous when I got home but luckily I’d done a lot of prep the evening before. lunchsoupcarrotAnd of course that was hardly enough so I made a divine, super thick spicy hot cross bun hot chocolate (as a counterpoint to yesterday’s summer-themed smoothie of the same flavour: recipe coming Friday!). Swoon!

hotcrossbunpot1Snack/16h00: Big ass green salad with nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar – my favourite salad topping!saladdoomDinner/18h30: 1 cup pumpkin, 1 cup green beans, 2 TBSP salsa, 1 vegan sausage, sproutsdinnersausageI also added 2 TBSP of protein powder with 3 TBSP of applesauce to boiling water for a protein boost (lies, it was all for the yum), along with cinnamonproteinsauceDessert/20h00: 1 cup strawberries. I was working furiously on the ebook which is why I hadn’t eaten through the entire house as I usually do by this time of day, which is my second hungriest (after breakfast).strawberrydessertLate-night snack/10h00: 1 tsp carob powder, 1 TBSP protein powder, 1 tsp peanut butter plus boiling water makes for a super thick hot chocolate! Also, cucumbers for veggieness.carobproteinAnd there you have it! Not a lot happened food-wise yesterday, but running around like a mad chicken and then working on blog stuff really took my mind off food, in between the usual bouts of nausea that have defined these past two months. Glargh! Either way, I’m super excited because I’m applying the exact stuff we offered training in yesterday in the ebook so that’s lots of fun *dorking out*

What was your favourite meal from this week so far? 

Do you have any recipes on your to-do list?

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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!

3 thoughts on “WIAW: training and recipe testing

  1. Happy to hear that!I wish you much luck with it and I hope you enjoy your day.Have fun!!

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  2. Don’t you just love the apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast salad dressing!!Sometimes I add a bit of olive oil too.I have tons of recipes I’d like to get to but it’s just hard to find the time lately.Hope to get to some next weekend.Sorry you are still unwell,I hope you figure everything out soon!


    • It’s the best – makes the simplest ingredients just amazing! 😀
      One really has to set aside time for recipe testing – I spent the entire day up and down in the kitchen, much to the amusement of my husband, so that I can socialize and volunteer tomorrow in peace. Hope you manage to squeeze it in somewhere, even if it’s just a handful that you’ve been eyeing!

      Feeling much better at the moment, thanks Julie! I’m being uber cautious about what I eat but luckily veggies never let me down 🙂


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