Following on from my vegan week I have decided that while I would very much like to commit to 100% vegan I don’t need the pressure of perfection. If I can manage all my home cooking and groceries as vegan then I can give myself a little leeway outside the house.
I’m enjoying the challenge of vegan baking, last week for Father’s Day we made vegan brownies and they were a definite hit – proper gooey and rich chocolate, they will be on my regular baking list. This morning I’ve made banana loaf with cacao nibs (was supposed to be walnuts but while I can mash, weigh and mix left handed, I wasn’t going to attempt chopping nuts) and spiced apricot cake (I used mixed spice in place of vanilla extract).
I’m also, as per my post last week, trying to lose weight. . . by baking?! I guess at least I can say these cakes are moderately less sinful than chocolate brownies. In all seriousness though, I have good intentions and know I can get back to under 9st as long as I’m sensible and don’t eat multiple slices of cake each day. Food diary, calorie counting, random rule making – I’ll find a way. . . watch this space.