A Very Vegan Christmas
|December 21, 2010||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
My ancient alarm clock. I use it because it remains the loudest alarm clock I have ever encountered (I have even slept through our fire alarm going off, which is worrying!). The battery died, so the alarm didn’t go off, so I ended up waking 10 mins before I had to leave for my dentist’s appointment! So not only was I pretty late but I had not brushed my hair, or even, shock horror, eaten breakfast!!! And y’all know how important that is to me! All I had time for was grabbing two of the most under-ripe bananas ever.
…and it did not taste good. Still, energy is energy, and I needed it for BodyPump! This was pitiful compared to my normal huge breakfasts, but I definitely made up for it throughout the rest of the day!
I finished up my workout with a quick 20 mins of speed intervals on the elliptical/cross-trainer. I also finally got round to trying out the Powerade Zero (a sports rehydration drink) I got given for free when I visited the London Running Show.
I actually hated it! I choked down about half the bottle, chanting to myself “I need the salts, I need the salts”. I often get muscle cramps because of a lack of salt in my diet, so I’m working on it! I think I might try the other flavour (which is a bright red colour-not much better!) and see if I like that more!
I brought back pumpkin oatmeal! I stocked up on more Libby’s yesterday, so I’m splurging. To make up for my measly breakfast and massive hunger, I used a full cup of oats! (And a side of unphotographed roasted veggies to make a more balanced lunch!)
Vegan with a Vengeance recipe book! This has some awesome looking recipes (especially cookies+muffins ones!) which I can’t wait to try out!
Oh, and I tried out the blueberry dark chocolate that I bought on Sunday! It was v.yummy!! 8 squares later…!
So, a big Christmas question for you: What are you serving for your Christmas dinner? Of course, we are serving the usual turkey etc, but I’m still not entirely sure what I’ll serve as the veggie/vegan option! Possibly this Festive Squash Jalousie, which I would veganise.
Did you know that a store-bought block of puff-pastry is actually vegan?
I want to make something that everyone else in my family (ten omnivores!) might want to eat too, and something that’s quite Christmasey. I was originally thinking along the lines of a lentil loaf or something, but I know most of my family wouldn’t like that! Mad people!
I’ve got a great day on the cards for tomorrow! Hopefully, it’ll involve a quick morning workout in the ‘posh’ gym that I went to yesterday, another trip to England’s biggest Whole Foods Market, and making some of these bad boys to take to a friend’s party on Thursday:
So tell me, what are you serving for your Christmas dinner? The traditional things, or something a little different? And do you have any suggestions of things to buy at Whole Foods? Definites on my list: coconut butter, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Bodymatter granola (which I finished off today!) and unsweetened applesauce. Anything else you think I should get?
P.S. Did you notice Blog Change #2? My own domain
P.P.S. Please don’t ask about the spelling of sweetoothrunner/sweettoothrunner! I’ll get to that embarrassing story someday!
Have a great day tomorrow!