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Vegan Food Swap

4 Aug

Back to normal service now … *wipes media induced sweat away*

Huh? I hear you go. Lucy eats offal. She’s not a vegan. Truly she is fizzing with our brains.

Not so. For a good few years due to monetary requirements I was pretty much vegetarian. Last year I toyed with the idea of veganism (for about an hour, but it was a very serious hour). My downfall is that I find soya very difficult – tofu is OK, but all the Alpro stuff makes me queasy. However I am definitely PRO other people being Vegan. I think it’s an inventive and bold thing to do. I also think that you can learn a lot from vegan cookery – in terms of substitution and in terms of inventiveness! So, yup, I joined and was excited. You can join here.

I sent a parcel to Sasha, who was very supportive of me and helped me make sure all the things I sent were actually vegan. You can read about what I sent here.

The parcel I received was from Jenny. Her package was very cute indeed.


I’d forgotten how bloody cute otters are for starters! She’d baked me some bakewell cookies and some brownie. I got another treat bar, some jelly sweets and a VEGAN CHORIZO. How mighty is that?

The baking was delicious and didn’t last very long at all. The jelly sweets accompanied me on a shopping trip and made everything so much more pleasurable (I hardly ever go shopping, not because I don’t love it, but because I never have a gap in my bank account that says SHOPPING). The vegan chorizo is being saved for a day in the not too distant future, that will be called VEGAN DAY. It may well form part of VEGETARIAN WEEK that I talked about a while ago. We shall see. The point of it all is to think about what we’re eating and why we’re eating it. Everything can be an inspiration.

P.S. Is the soya that we eat from the same sources as the BAD SOYA that is fed to cattle?  We were discussing it at work and weren’t sure of the answer – all enlightenment is welcome!

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