30-Day Vegan Challenge | Week #3

Vegan millionaire shortbread

With three weeks under my belt, I’m beginning to feel like a little bit of a pro at this vegan thing.

I’m really enjoying cooking and spending time searching for tasty recipes – and not just for pudding either, I’ve been hunting down and cooking actual, nourishing meals, which is impressive for me.

The only time I’ve not been able to eat vegan during week three was, yet again, when I went out. I almost managed an entirely vegan meal at one of my favourite diners – I asked for nothing on the veggie burger but guacamole, but they put melted cheese on too…Maybe I should have sent it back, but I honestly couldn’t be bothered for the sake of a slice of cheese. Perhaps that makes me a ‘bad vegan’, but the place was rammed, it was probably an honest mistake, and I was hungry.

The second time, I went out to a little dessert restaurant in the city my university is in and there was nothing vegan on that menu that I could see. To be honest, I was disappointed because they have a huge range – pretty much any dessert you can think of – so I was a little gutted to see that there wasn’t a dairy free section. Especially when it’s easy to make dairy free desserts.

On top of that, my best friend’s Mum had a party and there was nothing vegan and to be honest, I don’t expect friends to go out of their way to do things especially for me. Though, saying that, if I had an allergy would I expect something allergen-free? Food for thought.

Eating out aside, everything I ate during week three was vegan. I’ve discovered that Aldi’s Oaties are vegan, which is good on one hand, not so good for my goal of eating less biscuits. Another surprising vegan discovery is Kellog’s Star Wars cereal.

Two of my favourite recipes in week three were:

I can’t believe how fast these 30 days are going, this time next week the challenge will be over with. To be honest, I have no intention of going back to my previous diet – I’ve found a vegan diet much easier than I expected and I feel much better in myself (though a part of that is because I am eating healthier).

What tasty things have you eaten this week?

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  • carlyvanwatts

    Yum, millionaire’s shortbread is the best ever! I’ve only ever made it once (I think) and I really should give it another go! xxx

    • It’s so delicious and tasty – I wish I’d made even more because they disappeared far too quickly.

  • Sarah Albertson

    One of my favorite things about being vegetarian is how much healthier I eat. Like, I’ll have a giant bowl of veggies for dinner and feel amazing! I have seen a few recipes for vegan cheese that I really want to try. I am a huge cheese fan and that is what always gets in the way when I think about becoming vegan.

    • The cheese is what put me off going vegan for so long also. I’ve tried cashew cheese sauce for macaroni cheese, and it’s quite tasty. It’s not the same, so it’s best to try not to think about it as cheese at all.

  • That millionaire shortbread looks delicious. And I agree, I find the vegan diet very easy to live by (at least at home!).

    • It was amazing, you should give it a go at some point. Yeah, it’s strange how before you try it you think that it will be so hard and restrictive, but it’s really about changing your habits and discovering new things.

  • So glad it’s going so well, you’re rocking it Rosie.

  • That’s awesome that you are doing so well with the new diet. It sucks that you’re still having trouble finding vegan friendly things at restaurants, but at least you’re doing great at home. Also, that’s wonderful to hear that you are feeling better 🙂