Look at me getting this weeks post up on a Monday! This is the second edition in my what I eat in a day series, this time looking at a typical weekend day. I tend to eat out on the weekends more often, at least one meal per day if I’m being honest, but living in London with so many vegan options around, it would be rude not to, right? So lets get into it..

First thing I started the day with a glass of lemon water and some sweet tea.. I drink my tea with soy milk and 2 sugars, no judgement please.

Breakfast:

I am still obsessing over my new Vitamix blender, so I used up the last of my supply of frozen bananas and made some peanut butter nice cream for my partner and I. I topped it with granola, almond flakes, desiccated coconut, chia seeds and a bit of agave. Everyone should eat nice cream for breakfast, it’s the best.

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After breakfast I had an at home yoga session (thanks YogawithAdriene) and took my boy out for a long walk. By the time I got home I was ready for lunch so we headed down to Brick Lane Market.

Lunch:

We were walking around the market for a while, so I ended up eating a few bits and bobs before lunch, probably not the best plan but thats what happens when you go to a food market hungry. First thing I had was a steamed veggie bun. (sorry I don’t remember the stall’s name)

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I was very temped to get another noodle salad from Eat Chay because it is so damn delicious, but since there are so many new vegan spots popping up I had to be brave and try something new. Though that didn’t stop me from getting one of their delicious iced coffees and sharing a sushi sandwich…

Now if that all wasn’t enough food, I also got a steak salad from Jakes Vegan Steaks which was in the Boiler House for the first time. My partner got a steak sandwich and both were really tasty and the seitan steak meat had a really meaty texture and nice mild flavour.

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After some more market wandering and some grocery shopping we headed home to take the dog out once again. Had a pretty relaxed afternoon spending some time getting some sun on the balcony, drinking some blueberry kombucha and doing a bit of laundry.

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Since we had such a large lunch, I ended up making dinner pretty late. But I have to say, this was one of the most delicious meals I have made in a long time and it was relatively easy as well.

At the shop earlier we found some VBites fish-less fingers so I decided to make some ‘fish’ tacos! This recipe would also work with Quorn fish fingers, or something homemade like tofu or mushrooms fried with nori.

‘Fish’ Tacos (Dinner):

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There are a few different elements to this recipe so I will separate them into categories;

Mango salsa:

  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, finely diced
  • juice from 1 lime
  • jalapiño or other hot pepper, add as much as you can handle
  • 4 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all together in a bowl and put it in the fridge.

Simple coleslaw:

  • 1/2 cabbage, sliced thin(I salted mine and left for 10 minutes then rinsed the salt off to soften it, but this step is optional)
  • 3 small carrots, shaved into thin strips with a potato peeler
  • 1 1/2 tbsp veganaise or other vegan mayo
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together in a bowl and put in the fridge.

Chipotle yogurt drizzle:

  • 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • hot sauce or chillies to your liking

Mix everything together in a bowl and put in the fridge.

Other ingredients:

  • corn tortillas (we had 3 each)
  • fishless fingers (one for each taco)
  • avocado, sliced
  • lettuce, shredded

Once you have made the 3 fillings, heat the corn tortillas on an un-greased pan for about 20 seconds on each side then stack them up one by one and cover with a towel until you have heated them all. Then start assembling. First I put some shredded lettuce on, then a good amount of coleslaw, then added the mango salsa. Next I sliced the baked fish fingers into strips and put them on the slaw. Then added my avo and drizzled it all with the yogurt sauce. So good.

This recipe may seem complicated because there are multiple elements to it, but each one is really easy and this only took about 35 minutes to make. Fish-less tacos are my new favourite summer meal!

This was a pretty lovely little Sunday, made even better by so much scrumptious vegan food. Hope you all had a nice weekend!