So here we are, the day before we go vegan. It’s weird when I was younger I’d have felt nervous about it, but know I’m actually quite excited. Yeah I have a few things that have been playing on my mind, for one I am pretty addicted to Chocolate Milk so I’m anxious about finding an alternative. Finding pages that list accidentally vegan products have helped, especially knowing that there are plenty of biscuits available for me to eat makes me very happy. The only thing that is going to hold us back is that we live in a town that’s barely bigger than a village so finding alternatives to meat and dairy might be a bit of a struggle.
Now I’m going to be honest, we’re going green because we feel compelled to by God. We wanted to live up to the role of stewards that was given to us. We’ve just got back from our Church’s European conference and I have to admit it really made me think about a few things, and it certainly has stoked my excitement, especially if it gives me an opportunity to spread the Gospel through it. The event has rekindled a passion in me for green living, and I’m excited to see how far we’ll go.
Part of being green (and being thrifty) is planning out your meals ahead of time. It saves you money and minimises waste. This week money is a little tight as we are coming off the month with the least parental leave pay.
- Monday: Chicken and Bacon stuffed pasta – picked this up on offer in Asda, we needed something quick to make as Mummy is coming in late from work.
- Tuesday: Spicy sausage stuffed pasta – although I don’t like to have the same. E sort of food two days in a row, I’m out at a Christians Against Poverty course (which I’ll write about next week) so again needed easy food.
- Wednesday: Sausage, apple & parsnip bake – this quick an easy recipe goes perfectly with mustard mash.
- Thursday: Spinach & Sweet Potato curry – using up the sweet potato that’s in my fridge, these are slow roasted with skins on and they taste amazing. Mostly making this recipe up on the fly but am happy for any excuse to use my skillet.
- Friday: Harissa beef kebabs with red cabbage & flatbread/tortilla wrap – previously mae this meal for my in laws with lamb, but Mummy isn’t so keen on that meat.
- Saturday: Homemade beef burgers – quick and easy to make.
- Sunday: Hoisin Park Choi Rice – first time making this recipe but we both absolutely love pok choi.