the vegan has moved back home

i moved back home from university yesterday, for a few months before i move into my house before second year, and i went to the supermarket with my mum today and we stocked up on loads of meat and dairy free foods ๐Ÿ™‚ below is today’s shop, i’m going to town tomorrow with my nan where no doubt more will be purchased ๐Ÿ™‚

i’m so happy i’m home now, not only do i now have my own beautiful double bed back which is like sleeping on a cloud after months of what can only be described as a mattress made from broken bricks, WORKING INTERNET, a shower that doesn’t just drip once every few seconds… now i can finally buy, prepare & cook my own meals. i can choose what i want, how i make things, what ingredients i use…

let the vegan living at home experience begin! ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo alex

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Tim Lovejoy’s Kung Fu Tuna Recipe

i was watching Sunday Brunch this morning and this was a talked about recipe… i can see why. it looks gorgeous, i’m definitely going to try this when i get the chance.. although for me i’d have to have the tuna cooked a bit more… if any of you try it out let me know. happy sunday!
xoxo alex

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Ingredients
500g Tuna loin

For the marinade
2 x cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 ginger, grated
2 tbsp oil
100ml soy sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
Juice 1 lime
2 tbsp honey
For the vegetables
1 fennel
1/2 cucumber
1 large carrot
3 x spring onions
1 red pepper
1 tbsp sesame seeds

To serve
200g broad rice noodles
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1 chilli sliced
2 x spring onions, sliced

Method
1. Mix together all the marinade ingredients and then place the tuna in the marinade for 1-2 hours.
2. Chop the vegetables into strips.
3. Remove the tuna from the marinade and then seal in a hot pan on all sides before taking out to rest.
4. Place 1 tbsp of oil in the pan and fry off the vegetables. Pour a few tbsp of the marinade over to coat then add the sesame seeds.
5. Deep fry the rice noodles until puffed and serve with the veg and tuna with the chilli and spring onions to garnish.

Merry christmas vegans!

Baileysย is the latest company to understand the growing demand for dairy-free options with its introduction of Almande Almond Milk Liqueur. Made with sweet almond oil, cane sugar, and vanilla, this drink is about to take happy hour by storm.

[read the full article here]

i’m so happy about this! i love bailey’s, it’s my favourite thing to drink at christmas, and i was sad when i stopped having dairy because of my love for the drink, but now they have this delicious looking alternative and i cannot wait to try it out! christmas has just come a few months early, ho ho ho!

xoxo alex

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NVW

it’s national vegetarian week ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฑ
i’ve only been vegetarian/vegan for about 2 weeks now but already i feel so much better for it ๐Ÿ™‚ i am contemplating going pescatarian just for protein in my diet, but i don’t like the idea of eating fish so i’m still trying to decide on that one… thoughts/advice?
sorry i haven’t posted lately, i’ve had a busy few days, plus i broke my phone so had to send it for repair, and the phone i have in the meantime doesn’t have any social media or even a camera, it barely texts and calls haha!
been to the gym twice this week, going again tomorrow.. my cardio fitness levels are improving slightly, focusing more on my arms and abs tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚
hope you are all well!
i’m moving back home soon and can start cooking and baking my own meals… i’d love some healthy vegan breakfast recipes, if any of you have any please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

the couple that works out together stays together <3

the gym was fun once again today ๐Ÿ™‚ felt the burn on my arms more this time, i focused more on them, they need toning up like SERIOUSLY. here’s a photo of me and the wife (melissa) after our session (after makeup had been applied) ๐Ÿ˜‰

we went shopping after the gym and for some lunch – we went to yo! sushi. i was SO tempted to get the crispy salmon skin, but i kept my vegan head on and had miso soup, cucumber maki and the sushi salad thingy? can never remember the name. and thanks to us both being students we got 25% off which was a bonus ๐Ÿ˜€

hope you all have a good weekend! for me, my nan and granddad are coming down to visit tomorrow, and i’m going to meet them, but beforehand i’m going for breakfast and a stroll ย around my beautiful city [London]. see you all soon ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo alex

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little by little

weighed myself this morning and i’m down 4 1/2lbs!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜

going out to eat with a few friends from university tonight, but i’m still going to keep it vegan and be as healthy as i can

xoxo alex

all coffee no chicken

moving into our first proper house mid July, and me and the other three girls (who I’m moving in with: Eloise, Elouisa & Rachel) went to the bank today to set a joint account up, and we went for a Starbucks afterwards. it was lovely, and I had my first ever soy latte and i can honestly say i couldn’t tell the difference from a dairy one???

we all got hungry around noon, and everyone wanted to go to KFC.. it was hard, because I LOVE(D) CHICKEN, but i still managed to keep it vegan: i had a hash brown burger with no cheese/mayo, just lettuce. had fries too, but today was my ‘cheat day’, so…

xoxo alex

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grazing

so last week i ordered a dress for our end of year summer ball at university, (from Boohoo), and with my dress came a little card saying i had a free graze box code. i signed up, selected a box (i chose the chocolate box) and it’s finally here.

there are tons of fruit, nuts, seeds and treat snacks to choose from, and you can either order a one-off box, or set an order up to have a box sent every week or time period of your choosing. [click here to be redirected to the Graze website]

in my box i had the following snacks:
Florentine:ย Belgian dark chocolate buttons, pumpkin seeds and cranberries
Peach and Passionfruit Cheesecake:ย white chocolate and passionfruit buttons, peach drops, sponge pieces and coconut
Caramel and Peanut Track & Field:ย raisins, Belgian salted caramel milk chocolate buttons, blanched peanuts and Cornish vanilla fudge
Honeycomb flapjack:ย rustic rolled oat flapjack with honeycomb and chocolate drizzle

if you fancy a little treat i’d recommend ordering a box, or there are options to order specific snacks of your preference. try it out ๐Ÿ™‚ if anyone wants a friend code, where you get your 1st, 5th & 10 boxes free, message me ๐Ÿ™‚

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xoxo alex

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rip me

today at the gym was amazing! me and melissa worked up quite a sweat and i pushed myself harder than last week ๐Ÿ˜€ i also met the stepper for the first time, and we weren’t friends. my legs kill! gonna be sore tomorrow, planning to go back to the gym in the week, perhaps wednesday & friday, but for now it’s time for a healthy vegan lunch – I REALLY NEED TO STOP SPENDING ALL MY MONEY ON PRET BUT IT’S TOO DELICIOUS NOT TO!

lunch: vegan avocado and cucumber wrap, kale crisps & a melon bowl. the smoothie was gorgeous, it was a GymJunkie from JuiceFuel, but I swapped the dairy froyo for dairy-free, fat-free sorbet ๐Ÿ™‚

now it’s time for game of thrones! (no spoilers, i promise!)

xoxo alex

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