Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chana Masala

I made Chana Masala tonight, and it was absolutely beautiful. Hubby didn't like it very much but I think he had already decided that he wouldn't like it before he even tasted it.

Chana Masala

The recipe is from Vegweb. After reading the reviews I added coconut milk and I also had some garam masala in the cupboard, so I added that in place of a little curry. I really do think I will make this was that yummy.

I think I will aim at cooking 3 fully vegan meals a week, 3 which include meat (which I will eat something else that I have cooked especially for me or only some of the veges from that dish) and the other day is the day we just sort of graze and eat whatever. I think that is a fair compromise.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


A couple of months ago, I had some strange swelling in my left leg. I went to the doctor and he organised blood tests immediately. Seems I have an underactive thyroid gland. Which sounds more fun than it is., actually. The thing that almost knocked me off the chair, was when he said that I had 'dangerously high cholesterol'.

Since I have been a vegetarian for over 30 year, I was totally shocked. I was sent to the nurse who suggested that I cut down on cheese and chocolate, since those are the only things that I eat which could be contributing to my high cholesterol.

I came home thinking that veganism was looking pretty good so I started to investigate. I've not felt like eating much for the last few weeks, (even though I have gone up two dress sizes because of this horrid illness...grrr) I've started to get an appetite back.

A friend from the UK who is a vegan gave me a heap of links but until now, I haven't felt like doing much about it.

Now, I am starting to get hungry again...