Day 24: The Following Events Occur In Real Time

September 24, 2008

Hehehe… Couldn’t resist that one.

Well, I had another long day again, finally leaving work at around 6:30 or so. I’m glad of the opportunity to have flexitime, I really am, but it can be wearisome doing several long and busy days right after the other.

I had teriyaki tofu tonight with a stirfry. I marinated the tofu in some teriyaki sauce I picked up cheap from the local shop, and did a stirfry with Chinese leaf, bean sprout, onion, broccoli and noodles. I added dark soy sauce to the veggies so that I wasn’t overwhelmed with the sweetness of the teriyaki; I love the stuff, but it can be a little too sweet sometimes, and adding some soy sauce cuts through that nicely.

Weird coincidence of the day, if not the whole month – I was browsing through the vegan tag on WordPress today, and I found a blog called The Vegan Experiment, which is straplined with “The adventures of a cheese-loving girl during a month without meat, eggs, dairy‚Ķor alcohol. Starts September 1.” She’s apparently having a harder time of it than me, by the looks of things, but what a bizarre coincidence!

Her “What I miss today” thing is a good idea; I wish I’d thought of it. She also has some good recipes on there, and I may have to steal some of them. The guacamole recipe looks pretty good, and I think I’ll give it a go in the next few days.

Incidentally, it’s my last week as a vegan. This happened without my even noticing it. It’s started me thinking about this whole thing coming to an end, and I kind of have mixed feelings about it. It’s been good, and I’ve even enjoyed a lot of it, even while missing cheese, and milk, and honey, and and and… But I think I might miss it at the end, in a crazy kind of way; while the vegan diet is very restricted and can be difficult to manage, it also provides a sense of purpose and order which might previously have been lacking.

It’s also been very good for me in terms of general health; I feel pretty good and healthy generally, with more energy and zest. So I’m kind of in two minds as to what to do at the end of it.

I may stick with being a vegetarian or even try to live longer as a vegan. It might be hard, but I think I could do it.

Incidentally, I found out the creators of Bacon Salt (originators of the awesome slogan, “Everything should taste like bacon”) have a blog, and that some varieties of Bacon Salt are even vegan. So I could, theoretically speaking, if I stuck with the diet, make bacon-tasting vegan food. Bacon-flavoured tofu, here we come!