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* The title of this blog refutes the dangerous idea that veganism is a weight-loss diet and that all vegans are skinny. Conversely, being a-not-so-skinny-vegan is also not the same as being overweight or unhealthy. All food intake must be part of a balanced lifestyle.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Vegan Christmas: Part Two

I've been making rum balls (the recipe has way too much rum) and gingerbread dough while waiting for Geoff to get home. He's seeing Avatar. It looks pretty lame but the fact that it goes for 161 mins makes me hate it. We get it, James Cameron, you can make long movies. Well done. Pat on the back. Can I have my boyfriend back now so I can go to bed?

I have decided on the Sunday meal for Geoff's family. I don't like it when people complain they never feel full after eating vegetarian/vegan meals so I have a meal and a half to combat that.

Elise's Dinner for 6
A Vegan Christmas for Geoff's family

seasonally spiced nuts
carrot, celery and crackers with beetroot and olive dip

spicy Moroccan chickpea and lentil soup

sweet potato flan
lentil bobotie
potato salad
roast vegies
Chang's Fried Noodle salad

sienna cake
chocolate dipped fruit
gingerbread cookies

If they think I'm just a cuckoo lunatic extremist hippy after dinner they'll at least think I'm a cuckoo lunatic extremist hippy who can cook.

1 comment:

  1. The movie was James Cameron length. It had great cgi and I saw it in 3D. The 3D part was exciting for the first 30mins then I barely noticed it. The story and characters were forgetable.

    Don't worry about what my family will think. No one in my family has probably ever questioned the idea that meat should be served for every meal except perhaps breakfast. Maybe you will show them that it needn't be.