I’m still feeling poorly today.  Had a bad night with cramping stomach pain.  Not sure if this is just bad luck, but suspect it’s due to having eaten more vegetables in the past 4 days than I’d eaten in the previous 4 weeks – or something like that.  I’m gingerly sipping peppermint tea and hoping things will stabilize.

Maybe I’ve just eaten too much.  Here’s what I ate yesterday:-


Beans on toast (2 slices wholemeal)

A fruity tea


A variety of nuts and dried fruits

A decaf instant coffee with almond milk


Leftover Tamale Pie from Saturday 

Dried Apricots



Redbush Tea


When I got in, which was quite late, I ate one of the homemade banana/oat/date cookies I’d made on Sunday and also some p-nut butter.

I could have had more leftovers, but didn’t fancy them, so made soup from parsnips, carrots, onions, chickpeas, cumin and coconut milk.  It didn’t look very appealing, but it tasted pretty nice.  I ate this much later than normal (around 9.30) and was in bed by 11p.m.  

I woke up at 2.15a.m. with stomach pains, which kept me awake for most of the rest of the night until I had to get up at 6.45.  Although I get indigestion occasionally, it’s not a common experience for me.  I wonder if I did something wrong in my cooking which made the food disagree with me.  I’m normally a pretty good cook I think.

I’m feeling a bit glum about it all today, but I’ve reminded myself I’m doing this for good reasons, and I’ll be sticking at it.  My Vegan Mentor has been really encouraging and I’m glad to have her support.

I’m looking forward to getting my appetite back and trying out some more recipes.  I’ll try to get some photos up on here too.