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WIAW: Planning a Vegan Christmas

Posted Dec 14 2011 11:49am


Happy Wednesday, and happy WIAW! I really love reading everyone’s WIAW posts!

I was going to do a wordless WIAW, but came to the conclusion that I am just not capable of it.


It’s always sad when I finish a jar of my favourite nut butter, but it least it means I can have OIAJ!


The best nut butter in the world, hands down. And no, I am not paid by Justin’s to say this stuff, but someday I will become their official taste-tester.


Lunch was leftover vegan shepherd’s pie and green beans:



My late afternoon run was fuelled by about 1000 Bourbon biscuits that I had at a meeting I was at. Did you know they are vegan-friendly? (Well the Tesco Value ones are at least!) Cookies are the most addictive thing in the world for me!



I had a really great run today! Obviously because it was fuelled by cookies Winking smile image


It was so dark outside (and FREEZING too!) that I had to bust out my cool high-viz running vest. The last time I wore this was last year!


Recycled photo…interesting that I used to run with my iPod all the time, and now I pretty much never do!


Post-run, I quickly threw together my dinner before running off to play in a Christmas concert. I didn’t even have time to shower first…yeah, gross I know!!



And when I got back (and after I’d showered!), I remembered that I had promised to take cupcakes to a bake sale for today, so I got baking! The cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World seriously are the best in the world.


I’m sure it’s perfectly normal to be piping buttercream onto cupcakes at almost midnight…! Smile with tongue out


By the way, I need some help here! On Saturday, my friends and I are having a Christmas dinner (we’re all making something to bring) and I don’t know what to bring as the vegan options! I have a number of ideas, so I would love to hear your thoughts, or own suggestions! And since it’s only 11 days till Christmas, I need to start planning for that too!


Last year, I made a Festive Squash Jalousie, which was delicious!



So here are my main meal ideas. Click on the link to be taken to the recipe. Oh, and the first two recipes aren’t actually vegan recipes- I would just make substitutions Smile






I will post my dessert ideas tomorrow because this post is pretty long already! See, once I start, I can’t stop! Smile with tongue out Anyway, if you have any other ideas for me, link away below!


What will you be eating for your Christmas dinner? One of the above probably! I’m leaning towards the sweet potato and spinach bake for Saturday (although I may try subbing squash) and the pesto tart for Christmas Day.


What is the best thing you’ve eaten recently? I’m going to say chocolate buttercream Smile


Do you listen to music when you run/workout? I used to all the time, but not anymore, unless I’m in the gym,  but outside, almost never!

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