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How did I do this week?

Friday (30% vegan)
Dinner: lentils curry with coconut milk and naan bread

Sunday (30% vegan)
Breakfast: soy yoghurt with muesli (without honey)

Monday (20% vegan)
Breakfast: soy yoghurt with muesli (contains honey)

Tuesday (45% vegan)
Breakfast: soy yoghurt with muesli (contains honey)
Dinner: Indonesian stir fry with rocket salad and sesame seed. Additional vegetarian bits (contain egg protein) with peanut sauce and cassava crackers

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Indonesian stir fry. Almost 100% vegan.

Wednesday (30% vegan
Breakfast: soy yoghurt with muesli (without honey)

Thursday (30% vegan)
Breakfast: soy yoghurt with muesli (without honey)

Result: 26% vegan this week.
Which means I did worse than in week 1. My biggest issues are using cheese and cream in dinners. Not to mention lunch at work which has only cheese or sugary bread toppings to offer for vegetarians.

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Dresses at the International Flamenco Fashion Show. Part of the Salón
Internacional de la Moda Flamenca (SIMOF) that is held this year for the 19th time in Sevilla, Spain.

These flamenco dresses are not dance costumes, but robes that are worn during celebrations (Feria) in Andalucia. The fashion show features haute couture clothes made by designers. They would be worn by Spanish celebrities and high society ladies. For prêt-à-porter versions, look for “trajes de flamenca” on the internet.

February 1st was the beginning of the Vegan Challenge in the Netherlands. The Dutch Organisation for Veganism and Viva las Vega’s dare anyone to participate and eat and live naturally for one month.

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The Vegan Challenge is on the whole month of February.

I was vegan for three years between 2007 and 2010. But I turned back to being a full-time vegetarian because finding food alternatives when eating out with others cost me too much energy.

I do still enjoy the things I learned during this time and support the ideal of a balanced consumer pattern. So I decided to monitor my vegan/vegetarian footprint during the Vegan Challenge month.

This is how I did the first week:

Friday (35% vegan)

Breakfast: soy yoghurt and muesli (honey free)

Dinner: used soy yoghurt instead of cream in the sweet bread recipe for desert

Saturday (70% vegan)

Breakfast: soy yoghurt and muesli (honey free)

Shopping: visited vegetarian shoe shop Vega-Life in Amsterdam and bought a new pair from Vegetarian Shoes

Dinner: in the Amsterdam Library with a vegan friend, fries with tomato ketchup and a salad without animal products

Desert: ginger flavoured dark chocolate

Sunday (60% vegan)

Breakfast: soy yoghurt and muesli (honey free)

Dinner: Indian tomato curry with rice, papadums and mango chutney

Monday (55% vegan)

Breakfast: soy yoghurt and muesli (honey free)

Shopping: soy yoghurt was sold out in the supermarket (by people in the Challenge?) so I eat real yoghurt for the rest of the week. Bought “blue mice” (a sugar and aniseed sprinkle Dutch people put on bread) because the blue and white version was promoted to be free of animal food colouring by the Vegan Challenge. Bought organic, vegetarian cheese.

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Biscuit with “blauwe muisjes”

Dinner: vegetables, baked potatoes with a Tuscan vegetarian with dairy

Tuesday (20% vegan)

Dinner: salad, vegetables and Corn fritters (with egg)

Wednesday (10% vegan)

Shopping: bought washing detergent and softener and maple syrup at the organic supermarket (good for the planet!)

Dinner: pizza with cheese

Thursday (10% vegan)

Desert: made a fruit juice from the Nike Training Center recipe I earned doing my work-outs

Result: 37% vegan this week!

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