Round Up: Week Four of Veganuary
What going vegan for a month has taught me
Going vegan is good for your digestive system. I suffer from cramps and bloating quite often. I found this has been reduced dramatically during January.
I discovered that it’s hard to eat vegan in Northern Ireland. Basically everywhere I went only had soya milk as an alternative to dairy. Not good if you aren’t a fan of soya (like me) or have an allergy against it. Some places didn’t even have soya. There are a couple of choices. The Black Bear cafe (I reviewed them here) and Home restaurant were the two that stood out.
Fruit and Veg are not boring. Well I’ll be honest, as a foodie I knew this anyway but I thought I would get bored after a week of not eating meat. Wrong! There’s so many different meals you can make to keep it interesting: stir fries; mashed spuds with veggie sausages; nana icecream with a caramel date paste; vegan banana bread; soups; even pasta or rice dishes.
I learnt that there are loads of vegan cookbooks out there if you need inspiration. Do a quick online and see for yourself. Keep it Vegan by Aine Carlin is a good one for beginners. Nice pictures and clear cooking instructions.
As we are now into February I will be returning to eating eggs and meat. However, due to the benefits from cutting back I’m definitely going to reduce my intake of dairy/meat. I suppose I can call myself a part-time vegan! Have you ever thought of going vegan? Did you also do Veganuary? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it!