What Vegans Eat


Ok, we’re back! After a bit of a break due to starting a business (need to do a blog post about this!) the fortnightly  What Vegans Eat diaries are back. This edition comes from Irene, see her food diary below…

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Name: Irene

Age: 34

Occupation: I work as a nursery deputy manager and as an artist.

Vegan Since: 2010


Turning vegan was the best thing I could possibly do for the animals, my health and the planet. My digestion and appetite have improved, I have a lot more energy than I used to have and I feel a lot happier.

I used to be vegetarian and thought that there was no harm in eating cheese or eggs until I looked into the food chain a little more and the switch was almost instant.

I love eating and I get excited about making new meals.

Only after turning vegan I realized how repetitive my meals were. I can now make nut cheeses and beautiful cakes…and no animals are harmed!

Day 1/08/2016

Breakfast: Cappuccino, Brazil nuts, melon, plums and apple strudel

Lunch: Lentil salad

Dinner: Spelt tortellini with cherry tomatoes, zucchini and nut Parmesan

Chocolate and lemon pudding

Snacks: Mixed nuts, almonds, cranberries




Day 2/08/2016

Breakfast: Cappuccino, cereals with nuts, dried fruit and seeds with almond milk

Lunch: Falafel sandwich with tomatoes hummus and avocado.

Dinner: Tofu Quiche with sweet potatoes, spinaches, peppers, onion garlic and zucchini. Cabbage with garlic, ginger and soy sauce.

Snacks: Peach and nuts



Day 3/08/2016 

Breakfast: Beetroot, carrots, apple, ginger and lemon juice, crackers with peanut butter and jam, coffee

Lunch: Scrambled tofu with mushrooms on bread

Dinner: Shepherdess Pie (with lentils, potatoes, sweet potatoes and mushrooms)

Snacks: Spanish torta biscuit and banana



Day 4/08/2016

Breakfast: Smoothie with blueberries, bananas, figs, kale, mix of nuts and seeds, coconut, almond milk. Coffee and corn cakes.

Lunch: Ciabatta bread with torfurki, vegusto cheese, tomatoes, rocket and avocado.

Dinner: Vegetable pappardelle with red pepper and walnut sauce with chickpeas burger.

Snacks: Yogurt with nuts


Day 5/08/16

Breakfast: Cappuccino, ryvita with jam, strawberries.

Lunch: Leftover Pappardelle and falafels. Peach.

Dinner: Onion quiche

Snacks: Olive breadsticks with hummus


Day 6/08/16

Breakfast: Cappuccino and cake

Lunch: Gnocchi with vegetables and cashew nuts Parmesan

Dinner: Roasted cauliflowers, asparagus and peppers with chickpeas

Snacks: Carrot ginger apple and lemon juice , apricot croissant




Day 7/08/16

Breakfast: Coffee, biscuits and smoothie

Lunch: Gratin of mushrooms with cashew nuts cream

Dinner: Pizza

Snacks: Italian tarallucci with garlic, aubergine and a glass or organic wine

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Thank you Irene. Oh my, those quiches look incredible…Need the recipe! Next up, we’ve got lovely Brighton based couple Kate and Thomas. Can’t wait to see what they eat. See you next time 🙂

3 responses to “What Vegans Eat

  1. It was fun Gabriella!
    About the quiches…
    I use about 250g of Spelt flour and 130 g of olive oil or dairy free butter to make the pastry. I then add a little bit of cold water to it and I leave it in the fridge for an hour.
    For the filling I fry up an onion, 2 garlic gloves, a red pepper some mushrooms or sweet potatoes or courgettes.(Some salt and pepper too) I break up about 400 g of Tofu in a blender with a splash of dairy free milk and some dairy free cheese or nutritional yeast.
    Mix all together and place it into the quiche dish for about 40 mins.
    Sooo easy and sooo good!
    Enjoy it!

  2. This looks scrumptious with good ideas – I’m faltering on cheese and the odd egg but nearly there xxx you inspired me even more ❤️❤️

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