I’m still Vegan

For better or for worse, I’m still vegan. I don’t think I’m going back. It’s not always easy, and I find myself having to say, “I’m vegan” more often than I expected. Those who judged being vegetarian also judge veganism. And I work with a lot of these people. It’s a shame that I like…

7 Day Vegan Challenge – Day 4 & 5

Well, day 4 was hectic… taught all day, rehearsal at lunch, auditions in the evening, followed by another rehearsal…. then bed.  Day 5 was pretty busy also… teaching, reference writing, paperwork, exam stuff, prep for next week, performances to organise and record…. and food supplies running low. I don’t think that I’ll go back to…

5+ a Day Challenge: Day 5

Well, the last day of term, and the one I had dreaded most. Usually a sugar fed high of chaos. Breakfast – Special K – peaches Lunch – lasagne (vegetarian) – Kumara soup – 2 bread rolls – mandarin I was too full for the pasta salad or kiwi. Snacks – nuts – scone with…

Day 3: 5+ a Day Challenge

Well, I thought today would be chaos but, it was okay. Breakfast – Special K – peaches Lunch – carrot – pasta salad – 2 kiwi fruit – mandarin – mixed nuts Snacks – yogurt – cheese and crackers – scroggin Dinner – 1 cold lasagne serving 7 servings! Yay! More importantly, check out my…

Super Simple Emergency Soup

Well, it was cold last night, and the realisation that I could have been at work, without my car all day… well… it made me want comfort food.  This soup just needs to boil for about 20 minutes, then just boil again during breakfast to be hot to take to work.  And it only takes…

What’s Growing in the Garden…

After a long hot summer, with almost no rain whatsoever, critical water shortages and over 30 degree heat, I was pleased for a little respite in the weather. Until it got hot again. Then we saw the forecast for rain this weekend… hence… time to plant for autumn and early winter crops.  As I have…