We celebrated Beltane a little late this year. I needed a combination of time and money to come together, and that didn’t come together until Tuesday the 3rd. As that also happens to be Billy Ocean day, we were doubly festive.
We’ve been eating mostly vegan, all vegetarian for a while now. I love eating vegan. My energy is so much higher. And while I still have fibro pain, it really just makes me feel healthier and happier overall. I <3 veggies in a very real and meaningful way, and this feels like it’s how I’m supposed to eat. I also enjoy the creativity of trying to find non-dairy, non-egg solutions to food needs.
I’ve been at my mom’s house for the past few days, watching her dog, and when I go home, I think I’m going to go through the pantry and get rid of crummy processed food. Boy, won’t husbear be surprised! (If I don’t post for a while, send help..)
So, for Beltane, we had:
- Mock tuna salad (made with smashed chickpeas, normal tuna salad fixings, curry powder, and vegan mayonnaise that I made myself) served in romaine leaves
- Broccoli salad (broccoli, red onion, craisins, Bacos, more vegan mayo, and grape tomatoes)
- Quinoa salad (with asparagus, roasted red peppers, red onion, black olives, tarragon, rice wine vineagar, and olive oil)
- Fried herbed seitan with barbecue sauce
- Orange cake with whipped coconut cream and strawberries for dessert
It all turned out really good, except the vegan mayo separated a bit in the broccoli salad. I will probably try a different mayo recipe next time. Though it tasted spot-on, it was just too thin for what I used it for.