Friends exclaim in bewilderment when they realize that I don’t drink cow’s (or any other animal’s) milk. I like my coffee black and so I don’t feel that I am missing anything. The idea of drinking bodily fluids from another unknown animal sickens me…that’s just me….
What about your cereals you may ask. Well, I do take milk, but only from plant-based sources!
For the month of July, NTUC is having promotion on the following:
Eco-mil Almond Milk (Sugar-free)
$5.20 (U.P $6.50)
Good Karma Flax Milk
$4.75 (U.P $5.60)
Of course there’s always soy milk, but too much soy is bad too, hence it is important to drink a variety of plant-based milk derived from other sources. These include rice milk, whole grain milk, hazelnut milk…oh man there’s just so many alternatives out there and you’ll be spoilt for choice. Trust me, they taste helluva better than dairy milk! Do give it a try!
Thanks to globalisation, there are vegan friendly restaurants here in Cebu, making my Day 1 here very comfortable. Siam Thai Cuisine at Ayala Centre Cebu offers a vegetarian menu and I was assured that no eggs and dairy are involved, unless upon request.
The vegetarian fried rice and tofu with cashews are really very yummy!
It being Friday, let’s give thanks by eating more vegetables!
For lunch, it was Shimbashi Soba at Paragon Orchard. You know how hard it is to find vegetarian food in Orchard, let alone vegan? Well, Shimbashi Soba has a vegetarian menu and I was told they don’t use eggs and dairy, and so I was thoroughly pleased! I had the Shokuda Set that comes with soba, avocado salad, vegetable sushi, tempura and mochi for dessert. Oiishi!
For dinner, it was at New Green Pasture Health Food Trading at Fortune Centre Level 4. We had 3 different types of rolls – Vietnamese, Sri Lankan and Sushi rolls! I found the Lankan roll a tad too spicy for my liking (a mix of potato and tofu curry) but love the other two absolutely. Will definitely be back very often!
It’s my 2nd evening having dinner at this organic eatery and I must must mention it.
Strongly recommended by my aunt and cousin, I had my first meal at Sunny Choice (The Rail Mall) yesterday and ordered a thunder tea rice and vegetable sushi. The thunder tea rice was wicked, packed with vegetables and crunchy stuff which I think are deep fried shrooms.
This evening, I ordered Lepat which I don’t even know what that was. It’s another version of a veg rice bowl that consists of braised shrooms, cucumbers, crunchy lentils and beans, alfafa, spinach….it was just heavenly. I ordered their classic salad too and it was just so easy and joyful to eat!
Went to Star Vista for lunch and I was surprised to see Frunatic, a raw food restaurant that sells super foods and juices, with fruits as their main focus. As I already had my lunch, I bought 3 bite-sized vegan cakes (lime, mango and choc banana) as take-out for desserts later. The flourless cakes do not use eggs and dairy, so it’s soya-based.
So full of goodness! Will definitely return to try their juices and fruit salads another time.
Day 6 and no meat cravings. Being a vegan virgin I need to educate myself better on preparing nutritious veggie meals, fuss-free. I rummaged my cousin’s bookshelf (she’s vegetarian) and found this very easy to read The Clueless Vegetarian by Evelyn Raab and am recommending this book to any veggie noob like me!
Nature’s Path Organic Cranberry Ginger is really comforting first thing in the morning! I like the hint of ginger in my cereal, coupled with unsweetened almond milk it is definitely a morning cheer!
(Nature’s Path Organic Cereals and Pacific Almond Milk are available in most NTUC Fairprice supermarkets)