We started the day off with a bowl of cereal and a cuppa tea. Meusli and Sultana Bran for me, and Vita Brits, Corn Flakes, and Nutrigrains for Andy (we are cereal mix-masters). Whenever we have cereal, we have to fight off the cat, who loves snagging oats, flakes, and nutrigrains from our bowls. Her breakfast is 2 scoops of Veganpet dry cat food.
For a mid-morning snack at uni, we each brought a hot cross bun spread with Nuttlex margarine and lightly sprinkled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla sugar. Both Woolworth’s and Cole’s hot cross buns are vegan*, and if you shop at the right times, you can find them marked down to half price or lower.
When we came home from uni in the early afternoon, Nacho got another scoop of Veganpet, mixed with a bit of snipped cat grass. Andy had a pot of tea. We each had a Berry Chocolatey Blondie. These are basically the Raspberry Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars from Vegan with a Vengeance, but with a few changes. I used blueberry flavoured soy yogurt; I subbed just under half the flour with whole wheat flour; instead of the raspberry layer I used a mix of raspberry and blackberry jam; and instead of chocolate chips, I chopped up 2/3s of a bar of Lindt 70% cocoa.
A little while later we split an orange and a half. Andy started putting together a marinade for some seitan, which consisted of soy sauce, orange juice (the other half), garlic, and hoisin sauce. Nacho got another scoop of Veganpet (are you noticing a trend?).
An afternoon bike ride got our hunger up for dinner, but we kept it fairly light with a stir fry. It featured carrot, capsicum, mushrooms, marinated seitan, and noodles. Alongside dinner we each had a glass of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, which did not go well at all with the flavours in the stir fry. For Nachito, a scoop of Veganpet mixed with a little bit of mashed carrot.
After a day full of food, we still found room for dessert. A mango sundae, to be exact. So Delicious coconut mango swirl ice cream (review forthcoming) and some fresh diced mango. Yum. And for Nacho, yet another scoop of Veganpet.
Aside from all the sweets, and the wine, this was basically an average day. Most days we bring a banana to uni rather than a hot cross bun. Anyways, I find that whenever I try to record my daily food intake, I’m having an ‘unusual day’, so I’ve realised that I don’t know what usual is anymore. But in general, this is a pretty good snap shot of what we eat.
*The hot x buns from Woolie’s in Townsville are vegan. But check the ingredients at your local store, just in case.