Write about your relationship with food.
This is an easy subject for me to talk about. I love food! Some people find it hard to believe that it’s possible to enjoy food without consuming meat. However, let me assure you it is more than possible. There are some great vegetarian/ vegan foods and recipes out there. Here, I’ll give you some of my go-to foods and products!
- Non-dairy milk
My family left cows milk behind a few years ago when we tried a more plant-based diet. I went a few months being vegan, but went back to vegetarian after that. Even though I’m not fully vegan anymore, I still only ever get non-dairy milk. Usually it’s almond milk, but also I’ve tried cashew and coconut before.
I used to have an unhealthy obsession with cheese when I was younger. I’d have it all the time – with crackers, in mac n cheese and more. I don’t have it as often anymore, but I still like it. Now, I mostly have it when I’m eating Kraft Dinner – (the college life) – or on pizza.
I’ve been trying to get back to a more vegan lifestyle again because I know it;s what makes my body feel at its best. However, it’s not an easy transition for me. I switched back to vegetarianism before because I would have extremely negative self talk whenever I’d slip and have dairy. This time I want to take it slowly so this change will last and hopefully I’ll stop beating myself up over small things.
For a non-dairy cheese, I’ve been having Daiya shreds and cheese slices and they are very good.
(I actually don’t like olives, but I really liked this picture).
Potatoes are probably my all-time favourite food. Hash browns, french fries, potato bread or pancakes – really any way you cook them is fine with me! I don’t think I’ve ever had a potato I didn’t like (I mean, unless they were under cooked or something). One thing I like about potatoes is that they’re pretty easy and there are so many different ways to cook them. You really can’t go wrong with spuds!
Potato pancakes (although my family always called it “potato bread”) are pretty simple to make. Disclaimer: the attached photo is not something I’ve made. To make basic potato pancakes, first you need to make mashed potatoes. So, go do that! Then, take the mashed potatoes and add flour. Add flour until it’s doughy enough to form into patties without sticking too much to your hands. (I know, I’m a professional!) At this time you can also add any spices you want. I’m partial to basil and parsley, as well as garlic and onion. Really, put in any flavours you want. Then oil up a pan and fry them until they’re golden. Voila!
Anyways, that’s it for now. I’ll try to figure out a schedule so I can blog more regularly in the fall. The beginning of September may be a little crazy with school starting back up, so you may not hear from me right away.
Let me know if you try to make potato pancakes! Also, let me know if there are any potato recipes I should try! Happy Thursday – and have a great weekend everyone!