Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vegan week – Day 5

I had the best intentions today of making lentil soup from scratch, but I got lost in doing other work this evening. By the time I realized I was hungry it was 9 p.m. and I didn't feel like taking more than seven minutes to make food so I had my last Mr. Noodles. It was very satisfying, not just because it was spicy and full of salt, but because it only took seven minutes. 

No matter how much I might love food, and no matter how much I might come to love vegan cuisine, I don't think I'll ever learn to love cooking. I just can't see it as worth my time. I was sitting there slurping the noodles, pondering the 27 or so other things that would undoubtedly have been better than standing at the stove, and realizing how much I admire, but just don't relate to those who love to prepare food. It just gets eaten in a 10th of the time it takes to make and then you have to do it all over again three times a day. It's exhausting just to think about.

Anyway, here's the rundown of today's vegan diet...

Silver Hills sprouted bakery flax bread (no eggs or dairy) with Nuts To You almond hazelnut butter, and fruit.
Spinach and baby kale salad with carrot, celery, cucumber, avocado, hemp hearts, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. 

Afternoon snack:
Steamed vanilla soy milk with a vegan brownie from Jumping Bean Coffee.
Mr. Noodles (veggie) again, with broccoli stems and Sriracha hot sauce.

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