It’s day 13 of the ‘quick cleanse 15 day detox’ (otherwise known as ‘the intestinal broom!!’ as labeled very clearly on front of the herbal supplement box..) and as a first time detoxer, there are three things I have learnt about eating a practically vegan diet.
A) eating vegan is really really satisfying and leaves no room for cravings! I promise! I’m shocked too!
B) eating vegan is really really easy, and
C) (the best bit) eating vegan is really really cheap! Why didn’t anyone ever tell me that buying lots of vegetables is so so cheap?! For the first time in a long time, I’m overwhelmed by options now that there’s not nothing in the fridge.
In memory of tonight’s amazing chilli beans (at 82c per serve) :
(Purchased) $1 can of kidney beans, 80c can of chopped tomatoes, $1.50 chopped fresh pumpkin and potato
(Kitchen essentials) garlic, veg stock cube, paprika, olive oil, chilli, salt and pepper, dried herbs
Brown 2 gloves garlic with olive oil, then add tomatoes and cup of veg stock, then paprika and chilli, bring to simmer and add in beans and dried mixed herbs. Let simmer while steaming chopped pumpkin and potato, (or next time, if there’s time, will roast the veg in the oven instead with olive oil, garlic, n sea salt!)
Garnish with any fresh herbs- if they’re handy (generous neighbours?!) parsley or basil or coriander..and always sea salt n pepper