I'm still really liking eating vegan during the day, but I'm eating the same things over and over.  And when I'm not being a vegan in the evening I go a little nuts with the non-veganness and end up eating really unhealthy food.

I'm going to try and get better this week.
 
 
This is week 3 of my vegan during the weekdays experiment, I've got to say it's going very well.  I've gotten used to the constant hunger, and the eating everything I can get my hands on (outside of meat, dairy, refined sugar and flour) which means mostly vegetables.

I'm feeling really good.  And I'm cooking things that I normally wouldn't.  This week I ate quite a few veg/tofu temaki (handrolls) and really loved them.  Although making them with brown rice is a little challenging, but worth the effort.  Avocado is making a regular appearance in my fridge for the first time in a long while.  Lots of spinach.  And tofu.  I really, really like tofu.  The time I spent in Japan taught me to approach tofu as an ingredient, not merely a meat substitute.  It's delicious.

Outside of the temaki I ate cold peanut sesame noodles twice this week, and I think I'm really getting that dish down.  I've been using whole wheat spaghetti, tofu, cucumbers, red peppers and cooked and drained spinach.  The dressing is a tablespoon of natural peanut butter mixed with some soy sauce, hoisin, sriracha, toasted sesame oil and a pinch of salt with some water to loosed the whole thing up.

It's amazing just how good I feel, and how in the evenings when I eat meat, dairy and white flour I find myself eating a lot more vegetables too.  The ingredient that I've been really focusing on is the white flour - really good crusty bread has been all I want.

I'll finalize the cold peanut sesame noodle recipe next week and post it.
 
 
I decided to make this week a 4 day week in honour of Chinese New Year ( I had lunch with Lilly Jan today and could not say no to a big bowl of wonton soup.  With roast pork.  And a half a roast duck).

But I was a strict vegan from when I woke up until 5pm for four days.  And I've got to admit it was harder than I thought it would be.  There were a lot of whole grains, and a ton of vegetables.  I have never eaten this many vegetables, and still feel hungry. 

While I was waiting for Lilly to show up for our lunch date I spent some time in Super 88 (one of Boston's Asian groceries) and bought a bunch of tofu, a large selection of noodles, and quite a few vegetables.

My plan for next week is a lot of dal, some vegetable stock and a big pot of beans.