What I Eat In A Day #5

What I Eat In A Day #5

Introduction

I am back with another what I eat post because I know some of you really enjoy those and planning for this posts allows me to eat a little less healthy than I usually do which is always a plus lol. I generally eat pretty simple and I usually eat the same thing for lunch and dinner which can be a bit boring to read about. However, I love food so I’m always looking for new things to try so every once in a while I try out a bunch of new dishes and take the opportunity to share it with you guys.

I also wanted to add that everything mentioned on the post is vegan so if I say like butter or something just assume it’s a vegan version of it. Anyway, hope you guys enjoy this post- my mouth was watering while writing it and looking at the pictures lol

Breakfast

As you guys probably know if you’ve read my other what I eat posts I’m not generally a breakfast person. I don’t get hungry in the morning so I usually just have a smoothie or some protein milk or something. But I kept seeing people posting pictures of pancakes and it made me kind of crave them so I got some pancake mix and actually ate breakfast for once.

I used the silk vanilla almond creamer instead of regular almond milk and they tasted way better- I would totally recommend doing that but don’t put too much of it otherwise it gets too sweet. I also used half of a very ripe banana as an egg replacement. And I added a pinch of cinnamon powder for flavour but then I remembered I hated cinnamon so that was a mistake. Luckily, it wasn’t too much so I could barely taste it.

This was my first time making pancakes on my own. I’ve only made them once before with my mum but that was back home. They were pretty easy to make and luckily they turned out amazing- I was scared they wouldn’t be soft enough. I’m still not a breakfast person but it’s nice to eat something once in a while. Plus, I knew I would be making a post out of my meals that day and I didn’t want to be like I drank tea and that was it.

Lunch

For lunch, I decided to make Korean tofu scramble. You can check out my recipe for it here. It turned out delicious of course and I was able to use up the tofu before it expired. For those of you who don’t use tofu very often, you have to be very careful with it because it goes bad very easily. Always taste a small piece before you add it to the dish because it could have gone bad even before it expires.

I ate the tofu scramble with rice, kimchi and seaweed. I use the Mother In Law’s vegan kimchi and GimMe vegan organic seaweed. If you try kimchi and are vegan please check the ingredients and make sure it doesn’t have any animal products as it often tends to have animal products in it. People sometimes use fish oil, shrimp or oyster sauce so just check thoroughly before buying it. Seaweed is usually vegan so you don’t have to worry too much about that but of course you should always check just in case.

Dinner

I was pretty full after a heavy breakfast and lunch so I decided to keep it simple and make a grilled cheese sandwich. However, I didn’t want to make an ordinary grilled cheese- I wanted to try something I saw online.

I decided to add some Taki’s to the sandwich. The purple Taki’s are vegan for anyone interested. They’re a bit spicy so it gave the sandwich a really nice kick to it. I am really enjoying putting Taki’s in everything these days. I added some to my burrito the other day and it was as the German’s say sehr lecker. Sorry, I’m learning German and I can’t stop translating everything to German. My sister obviously loves living with me even more now although for some weird reason she has been avoiding me… 😜

Anyway, if you want to take your grilled cheese to the next level try adding some Takis. Or salsa. Or pickled jalapeños. Or tikka masala paste. I eat a lot of random stuff to be honest lol. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with bread, cheese and a ton of butter. It tastes good no matter what random thing you add in there. I’ve tried everything from vegan sausages to peanut butter and marshmallows. They all tasted pretty good.

👆 There’s the Taki in the sandwich! It was absolutely delicious.

Final Thoughts

That was pretty much it for the day. I had a lot of fun trying new thing and I actually made all three again some time ago and still loved them. The tofu I make very often but the sandwich and pancakes not so much. I feel like they aren’t the healthiest especially considering how much vegan butter I use. And I eat pretty simple in general so I don’t want to get an upset stomach by randomly eating a bunch of greasy, spicy stuff. I’m not used to eating like that so if I eat too much of it I get sick.

I hope you enjoyed reading a little about my meals. Although I don’t eat like this regularly it’s always fun to give into your cravings sometimes and eat something fun. Have you tried any of the foods I mentioned? Do you like Taki’s? What are some of your favourite foods? What is one food you can’t live without? What have you had to eat today? How is your day going? Let me know in the comments because I would love to hear from you guys and if you don’t want to answer the questions simply stop by and say hi!


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What I Eat In A Day

What I Eat In A Day

Introduction

I haven’t done one of these posts for a while now because I have been taking a semi-break and only been posting six word stories and interviews so I am super excited to share this post with you guys. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been trying a lot of new foods and just trying to make things that I don’t normally make often. Thanks to this I have discovered so many new dishes I now really like and make often and I have a bunch of food related content for you guys.

I decided to share todays meals because generally I make a lot of East Asian food- usually Korean- because I really do love those but I have also been trying to make more Indian/South Asian dishes. I generally avoid making Indian/South Asian food because I find it a bit time consuming and I feel like my sister is better at making them than I am so I leave that to her. However, on this day I was like no- I’m going to make some Indian stuff myself. Anyway, I’m going to stop rambling now so that we can finally get into the good part of this post- the food!

Disclaimer: I don’t usually eat like this but I wanted to try new things for this post and make it fun so I decided to try some not exactly healthy stuff which is fun once in a while! All the products used/mentioned are vegan.

Breakfast

Unsweetened Original Oat Milk | Silk Canada
Source: https://www.silkcanada.ca/products/plant-based-beverage/oat-yeah-unsweetened-beverage/

 

Strawberry Stuff'd Oat Bites | Organic & Gluten Free Snacks | Bobo's
Source: https://eatbobos.com/products/strawberry-stuffd-oat-bites

 

Some of you guys probably know this if you have read my earlier What I Eat In A Day posts but I don’t generally have much for breakfast because I am not a morning person and eating in the morning makes me feel kind of gross. I know a lot of people love having a big breakfast but I am just really not one of those people.

For breakfast on this day I started with some Silk milk which is a vegan alternative milk that I am absolutely obsessed with. I am pretty particular about alternative milk because some of the brands really water them down but I have noticed that Silk is pretty creamy and delicious. I hate oats but for some reason everything I had for breakfast on this day had oats in it and I loved all of it! I think I don’t hate the taste of oats I just don’t like porridge because of its texture. It just really grosses me out for some reason.

Anyway, I had some oat milk from Silk and I also tried Bobo’s strawberry flavoured Stuff’d Bites. I have tried one thing from this brand and very much enjoyed it and as expected I loved the Stuff’d Bites too (I got some more today but in a different flavour!). They are super delicious and the stuffing is the perfect amount of sweet and sour. I liked the first one so much I ate another one haha. It’s a little dry because of the oats but I was drinking oat milk with it anyway so I didn’t mind at all. If you have never tried Bobo’s products I would HIGHLY recommend them- they are super delicious and one of my new favourite treats.

Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of my breakfast because I didn’t think I was going to be making this post on that day but I decided to later on in the day. But I have added some images I found on Google in case anyone is interested- I know when it comes to stuff about food the best part is the pictures/videos.

Lunch

I had no idea what I was going to make for lunch so I did what I usually do which is YouTube a bunch of recipes till I find something I like and it totally worked because I found something that I am now super obsessed with- Shri Lankan eggplant curry. I had a giant eggplant in the fridge that I needed to finish and I usually make Korean eggplant with it but this time I wanted to make something new.

I have never had Shri Lankan food, authentic or otherwise, so I have no idea whether this tasted authentic or not but all I know is that my taste buds loved it and my mouth is literally watering just thinking about it. This is the recipe I used as a basis but I changed a couple of things like I stir fried the stuff that was fried in the original recipe and I added less curry powder and no tamarind juice and used lemon and water instead.

So, definitely not authentic but still extremely delicious. I ate it with some rice and it was a simple and delicious meal. Plus, eggplant cooks really fast so it didn’t take too long to make- I was done with everything in about forty minutes or so. It was also super light so I didn’t feel lazy in the afternoon and filmed a bunch of reels for my Instagram which was awesome.

Snack

Puffs Pink Salt & Vinegar (Organic and Plant-Based) | GoGo Quinoa
Source: https://www.gogoquinoa.com/products/puffs-sel-rose-et-vinaigre-biologique-et-a-base-de-plantes/

Of course, I have to have some snacks in between meals because that is just who I am as a person lol. I had some GoGo Quinoa Puffs in the flavour salt and vinegar. They were okay, not the best things ever. The quinoa made them kind of dry but they weren’t too bad. I would definitely not get them again though- they were pricey for the amount and the taste wasn’t worth it either if I’m being totally honest. I have the siracha flavour as well but I haven’t tried those yet- hoping they are better but I don’t have very high hopes for them. It may be because they are gluten free because a lot of times I don’t really like the taste of gluten free foods. They taste very gluten free- I don’t know how to explain it but if you have ever had regular pizza and then gluten free pizza you will probably know what I mean.

Dinner

At night, I got kind of lazy and did not want to do a lot of cooking so I decided to heat up some frozen samosa’s and make samosa chaat. Samosa is probably one of my favourite Indian foods but I rarely eat them because they are not the healthiest thing out there but I felt like I wanted a treat and I didn’t want to eat boring healthy foods if I was going to make a post about it so I decided to heat some up. The samosa’s I used are from Shana and are available at most Walmart’s. I prefer the Deep ones but I couldn’t get them the last time I got groceries so I got these instead and they are pretty good too.

I topped the samosa’s with some chickpea curry, chopped tomatoes and onions and later added some Silk coconut yogurt.as well as some chutney. I know authentically people also add some sev but I didn’t have any so I added some Haldiram Bhel Mix which still tasted pretty good. I’m pretty sure I added too much by “accident” though…

I have made this before so I knew I would enjoy it and of course it’s always fun to eat some Indian food after a while- made me miss my mum’s cooking though!

Dessert

After a kind of greasy, junk-y dinner I wanted something sweet so I had one of these chocolate cups. They’re from b2b and this one was mint flavoured. They are absolutely delicious and I am obsessed with them lately. Seriously, please stop me I have been eating way too many of these.

Your Thoughts

Have you ever had any of the foods I mentioned above? What did you eat today? Do you enjoy South Asian food? What is your favourite food?


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Eating Vegan/Vegetarian When Traveling

As a vegan who loves to travel I know just how hard it is to find places that offer vegan options and therefore when triptipedia asked if I wanted to share my tip about how to find vegan/vegetarian food when travelling I was quick to say yes and share this tip! To read the tip click the link below:

https://www.triptipedia.com/tip/5RtzYlx/eating-vegan-and-vegetarian-when-traveling

I also wanted to say that triptipedia doesn’t only have vegan and vegetarian tips. They actually have a number of really great tips and ideas for travelers looking to make their life a little easier. I would definitely recommend checking out their page even if you’re a pro at travelling you never know you might learn something new. And if you’re new at travelling then you have to check them out because trust me things can really go wrong sometimes and it’s always good to be prepared!

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A Graphic About Artificial Intelligence In Movies (Guest Post)

As you guys know Star Wars is my favourite movie and so I was super excited to share this graphic about artificial intelligence in movies with you guys! It is from a site called EnlightenedDigital that you should definitely check out if you’re interested in top tech and business news, updates and analyses from around the web!

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What’s your favourite movie in this list?? Let me know in the comments below!

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Addis Ababa Part 2- Food

If you haven’t read the first blog post about my time in Ethiopia you can check it out here.

I felt like I needed to do an entire post just dedicated to all the amazing food we ate because there were so many things and it was just so delicious. I was really surprised to begin with because they had so many vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Our meals included their traditional Injera bread which is naturally vegan and gluten free. The rice was also really flavourful and delicious- usually mixed with some stir fried vegetables.

The buns were also absolutely amazing. They were super soft and chewy and so delicious. The darker bun was a traditional Ethiopian one that was salted at the bottom and they told us they usually make it in a pan rather then bake it. It was sort of crispy on the outside and very soft on the inside- the taste kind of reminded me of a pretzel.

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5 Things To Always Have In Your Carry-On

I’ve been travelling a lot lately and I’ve noticed that there are some things that you just absolutely need to carry with you- and no I learned the hard way that these do not include all 7 Harry Potter books…

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1. Hand sanitizer and tissues- Let’s be honest, travelling isn’t the most hygienic thing ever and it’s a really good idea to have some sanitizer and tissues with you because you never know when you’ll need them. Plus, it’s always a good idea to sanitize your hands before eating something even if you are using cutlery.

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2. An extra pair of clothes- In case, and this is the worst case scenario, you end up losing your luggage or exchanging it by mistake or it comes later on it’s good to have a fresh pair of clothes with you because you will want to freshen up after your journey.

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3. Your cellphone– Our lives revolve around technology these days and your cellphone is probably the most important one of all. It has all your information, contacts etc and you do not want to end up losing it so always keep it with you. Plus, you never know when you might need it!

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4. Headphones- This is just in case you end up sitting next to someone a little too friendly. Also listening to music is a good distraction if you get travel anxiety.

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5. Makeup- You are at some point going to need a touch up so remember to carry some makeup products with you. Not all your makeup of course but just the 5/6 items you are likely to use that day. If you don’t wear makeup carry some moisturizer because your skin can really dry out during a long journey!

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