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This is highly experimental. Don't be surprised if I get fed up of updating it. It's dual-purpose - first, it'll give new vegans or people thinking about becoming vegan an idea of what a real actual vegan eats day-to-day; and second, it'll encourage me to cook properly instead of living on toast.

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Week Beginning Sunday 13 May 2001


At the picnic, we had all kinds of nice stuff. I took some home-made bread, some Pinto Bean Spread, a tomato salad (chopped ripe tomatoes, shredded fresh basil, thinly-sliced onion), some Fruited Iced Tea and some chilled cider and white wine. doop made a really lovely pasta salad - cooked pasta twirls, steamed asparagus and broccoli pieces, chopped black olives, red peppers (I think) and French Dressing.


Can't remember what I ate or cooked today.




I had a bit more energy this afternoon, so I cooked up a full batch of Bajan Beans, ate some and froze the rest. I also tried a spinach dhal recipe - basically Tarka Dhal with some chopped frozen spinach added partway through, and without the tarka. It was quite nice. This all went in the freezer. Finally, I did a recipe from a Madhur Jaffrey sampler book - it was originally for prawns marinaded in tamarind paste, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric and salt, then cooked and simmered in coconut milk and sprinkled with fresh coriander (cilantro). I used strips of aubergine instead of the prawns and it turned out very well. I ate half and put the rest in the fridge to see if it changes with keeping.


The Mushroom and Almond Pate I made for supper was very good and quite easy to make. I made half-quantities of that recipe. There was still quite a bit left over, and I put it in the fridge. I'll probably dig into it for breakfast tomorrow. It's rich but very good. I'll make it again.