Friday, 6 June 2014

GROCERY HAUL #7

Aaaand...breath. Exam season is over. As is my month-long hiatus from the blog. Mind, body and soul slowly slotting back into place. I've swapped the confines of my desk and revision notes for the great outdoors (well...when I'm not catching up on all my favourite TV shows, that is). Food shopping has once more become an exciting endeavour. All in all, I can't wait to try out the new recipes I've been accumulating.

It's been a minute since I've done one of these grocery hauls. To be fair, they were starting to get quite repetitive, and not every shopping trip is accompanied with a particularly interesting back-story. I've decided to revive the ol' grocery haul post on this occasion though, mainly to encourage anyone who might be considering the vegan diet/lifestyle and to show that ABUNDANCE, not deprivation, is the name of the game. It's been well over a year since I gave up all animal products and I honestly don't think I would have stuck with it if there wasn't such an endless variety of fruit and veg to try. I never count calories, almost every meal feels guilt-free, and I've slowly come to appreciate the positive effects of good food on the body and mind. If there is one tip I would extend to anyone who wants to go vegan, it would be to fill your house with copious amounts of fresh produce. I find that when the house is stocked with plant-based goodness, I simply have no choice but to eat it all, in place of the processed foods I could be reaching for (either that, or I watch my money rot away at the bottom of the fruit bowl, and that's not gonna happen!). 

I'm back home for the week, so all of this fruit and veg isn't just for me. I may or may not be on the verge of convincing a fellow family member to go veggie...

So, here's what we got...

Vegetables: 3 heads of lettuce, green beans, garlic, fresh basil, spinach, spring onions, cucumber, mixed bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, potatoes, carrots.

Fruits: apples, bananas, papaya/pawpaw, lemons, melons.

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