80:20 and vegan baking

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.


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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

7 thoughts on “80:20 and vegan baking

  1. I went to a health food workshop today and to be honest I can’t understand the point of going VEgan. Vegetarian yes, Vegan no. there were many vegans in my group and I discovered they don’t even eat honey which seemed totally ridiculous to me.

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    1. From an animal welfare point of view the only choice is vegan. From a health point of view vegetarian is good enough. I’m fortunate in that I don’t actually like the taste of (dairy) milk so was buying plant milk and yoghurt already. The main change for me is not eating eggs and cheese – and choosing alternative chocolate bars!
      It’s great to hear from you, thanks for reading x

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