Saturday, 24 January 2009

I am the queen of stir-fries! ; )

So basically I have been eating stir-fries loads! I have been working lots recently and when I get home at 8.30pm they are the easiest thing to prepare and eat! I never get bored with them though because I always add different veggies/ protein/ sauces etc!

Here are some of my recent ones:

This was made with wholewheat noodles, beansprouts, cabbage, carrots, chillies, soya mince and a tin of mixed beans
A similar one with a tin of kidney beans:
This was made with green veggies (apart from the chillies!) and soya chunks:

This was made with chopped up Grassington's 'beef-style steaks' ( (by the way I have ever eaten steak in my life so could not tell if they taste like meat but I think they are yummy, they have a great peppery taste and are really moist)

I also eat pasta on occasion, like this dish which was wholewheat penne in a creamy mushroom sauce

I also used wholewheat penne and mushrooms to make myself another pasta dish but this included soya mince and chillies

Sorry for being boring with my food I will try to post something more interesting next time- maybe some of my other meals or snacks?

Friday, 9 January 2009

My recent eatings...

As usual I have been eating lots of pasta and stir-fry meals in the past couple of weeks. They aren't very exciting but here are a few piccies:

Above is a stir-fry made with soya mince, mixed veggies and wholemeal spaghetti

Above is a vegan maccie cheese dish made with wholemeal animal pasta, nutritional yeast as well as carrots and broccoli for a nice bit of crunch and extra nutrients!

Above is a stir-fry made with soya chunks, spring greens and is served over some straight-to-wok noodles (egg free of course : )

Above is a pasta dish made with wholewheat penne, soya mince and loads of broccoli!

Above is a noodle dish made with udon noodles, a spicy tomato sauce and tofu.

I also went out for a meal at Nando's with a friend earlier this week ( Although this restaurant chain is known for it's chicken meals, it is possible to get a tasty vegan meal there. They do both 2 burgers (a bean one and a soya one) that are vegan if ordered without mayo. They add a spicy sauce to your burger and you can specify how hot you want it (I always go for extra hot). I enjoyed my burger with a side of chips (you can get healthier sides if you are so inclined but I definitely wanted chips! ; ) )

Here is my meal below:

In snacking news, I have recently tried the bar below as a snack and it was really tasty. It was like a vegan nutri-grain bar (an oaty bake surrounding a sweet blueberry filling). I bought it from Holland and Barrett (a health food shop chain here in the UK). I will definitely be eating this again soon!
I was also lucky enough to be treated to some vegan chocolate cheesecake. I went around to a friend's house recently and he had made some (yes a guy that not only bakes but does vegan baking!!!!)