For the past couple of months, we’ve been making a concious effort to reduce the amount of dairy we were eating. We don’t use cows milk and use a vegan spread – we have ever since Lola was around 5, and suffering from eczema. We cut out dairy to see if it helped her skin. Slowly, though, cheese crept back into our diets, and we ate far too much! I do love cheese, but Papa doesn’t like cows milk, simply because it comes from an animal, and as I don’t eat meat, I find that cheese becomes my main food far too much. It’s all too easy to throw a handful on top of whatever meal you’ve cooked.
Take away the easy cheese sandwich for lunch and at first the thought was a little daunting, but after 8 weeks it’s become second nature to not eat cheese and not automatically sprinkle it on top of my pasta and soup. I’ve been enjoying the flavours of the meals when they’re not masked under cheese, and experimenting with different things to eat.
While I dont’ think of myself as vegan, and Papa eats meat still, I’ve been searching out more vegan recipes ready for the cooler weather. These four recipes all sound perfectly delicious and warming for this time of year – I can’t wait to try them out!