Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Vegan Experiment - Day 2

Day two of my vegan experiment is over. I feel pretty good, so far. Still no withdrawal symptoms.
I cannot say that I feel like re-born or something. But things are normal.

I started the day with a vanilla soy milk breakfast. Yeah, that's correct. Since I have it at home, I had to give it another try. I actually like vanilla soy milk. Just not in drip-coffee...

I made a shake that I have made before and which already is almost vegan.
You mix a banana with 200-250g of yoghurt and vanilla soy milk (200-300ml). It tastes delicious! Of course, this time I used soy yoghurt. The result was not as good as with normal yoghurt. But still good. Also, I don't know if I'm being too harsh about this. I wonder if I would taste a difference with this drink at all if I didn't know it was with soy yoghurt instead of with the nomral one. A good side-effect was, that after drinking the shake, I didn't taste the soymilk in my coffee anymore.

Improvement, wohoo!

For lunch I had pretty much the same as the day before. Avocado-tomato bagel with roasted pine nuts.
Only that I added some vegan cheddar cheese to it. The cheese itself isn't that impressive. In combination with other things, for example on a sandwich, it's fine and adds a tiny little bit of sort-of cheese flavor and texture to it. Even though it's much more crumbly than normal cheddar.

I went for this oatmeal-chocolate-energy bar
as dessert, which wasn't that bad either.
At least it tasted like what it was -
oatmeal with a hint of dairy-free chocolate.
And it totally satisfied my needs and got rid
of the sugar craving!

 After work I bought a bunch of vegetables, potatoes, sweet potato, leek, purple carrots, turnip, red peppers, red onion, pumpkin and garlic. I chopped everything up into bite-szed pieces, added a pieces of apple, rosemary, cinnamon and nutmeg and seasoned it with salt, pepper, sugar and balsamico.
I threw everything into a greased (olive oil) baking pan and cooked it in the oven for about 30-35 minutes at 180°C. I sprinkled some of the vegan cheese over one part of the vegetable mix.
Unfortunately the cheese didn't melt.

Everything still tasted pretty good.
Probably because I cooked instead
of eating another one of these shitty
ready-made vegan meat substitutes.


  1. Hi Juila,
    I really enjoy reading your blog. Don't even remember how I stumbled upon it, but the funny thing is I actually live in the same area. Not sure if you know that there is a vegan supermarket on Schivelbeiner Str (next to REWE). They also have a bistro. Could help with your experiment. I did a vegan months not long ago, but I am already vegetarian so it wasn't as hard as for you. I found out that coffee with soymilk tastes pretty good if you have it like a latte macchiato or cappuccino. Had a really good one at Cake CK on Marienburger Str.
    Kudos for trying this and good luck!

  2. Thanks Mone!
    Veganz, the store on Shivelbeiner, is exactly where I went to buy some of the food. It is pretty impressive, but quite expensive. I totally agree with you on the coffee. A coffee latte with soy milk tastes indeed much better than siimple drip coffee with it. I also start getting used to the soy milk flavor.

  3. Yes, it is indeed expensive. But it is good to have it so close, if you need something special. What I like about them is that they are not like the usual vegan store, they have a different approach.
    If you don't mind, I'd like to recommend 2 recipes:
    The egglant&cashew creme is soooo good:
    And the cake is killer! Moist and delicious, although it contains coconut as a substitute for butter it doesn't taste very coconutty :)

  4. oops, forgot the link for the cake: