If you’re a little confused by the title for this week’s WIAW post, go back and check out the details from the vegan experiment that Greg and I are doing.
Now that you’re caught up to speed… I chose to photograph eats from this past Sunday, since it was the last day for a while that I’ll be consuming meat, dairy or eggs. The funny thing is- as I look over these photos- I noticed that I didn’t really eat that much of any of those things (well, I had more than a bit of yogurt…). Greg and I had planned ahead to make burgers with the bit of ground beef that we had in the freezer. We had consciously been “emptying out the fridge” the week before, so that we wouldn’t be letting a lot of food go to waste.
I loaded up my oatmeal with a few different types of nuts + fruit and grabbed a coffee (with a little bit of milk).
Not quite as good as my perfect oatmeal- but definitely good enough!
While we were on the plane, the flight attendants passed out these bad boys for a snack.
Normally I wouldn’t have any interest in the junk that’s usually given out on a plane… but a Biscoff cookie? Yes, please.
By the time we finally got home, it had been roughly five hours since I had eaten breakfast- and that one tiny cookie definitely didn’t fill me back up. I pulled together a few things that were in the fridge- including the last egg left in the carton, and made myself a salad with tons of mixed greens, tomato, goat cheese and a runny egg. And since I still have so many P28 bagels (and bread) in my freezer, I had half of one of those as well (they are not vegan since they are made with whey protein).
Ahh… my last egg. I savored every bite.
After lunch, I headed out to make a huge grocery run and to stock up on all kinds of “vegan staples” for the pantry and fridge. One of my favorite finds was this hummus, which is made locally. I immediately dug a spoon into this when I got back home.
It’s hard to describe the flavor of this. It’s definitely not dessert-like and not overly sweet. A little sweet, mostly savory… and strangely good.
After a spoonful or two of hummus, I made myself a legitimate snack of yogurt with cashews, pear and cranberries (heated up and spiced with cinnamon).
I really wish I could find a vegan replacement for Greek yogurt that has the same nutritional stats and tastes as good…
Greg and I had planned on using the very last bit of our grass-fed ground beef to make bulked-up burgers with mushroom and onion for the “last supper.” I also roasted some Japanese sweet potatoes, broccoli, and made a salad with the last bit of the goat cheese.
This was really tasty- and to be honest, the burger was probably my least favorite thing on the plate. A Japanese sweet potato will pretty much always dominate any meal it’s a part of.
We had ONE more little container of plain Chobani in the fridge, and I just couldn’t waste it- so I whipped up some “frozen yogurt” for dessert. I had let the yogurt freeze, and blended it with frozen raspberries and a little almond milk in the Vitamix, and shared it with Greg. I also made a little chocolate protein muffin using cocoa powder and egg white protein.
The yogurt tasted FANTASTIC! The muffin was… meh.
That’s it for any meat, eggs or dairy for a while on my WIAW posts. But, I must say- we have definitely been eating wonderful, delicious food over the last few days, and I don’t miss the animal protein one bit!
What would be harder for you to give up: eggs, meat or dairy?