Let’s start off with my video diary of January 1st:
Things got a LOT better as the days continued. Brands started replying to my messages so I was able to make informed consumer choices. Some companies were less helpful (Dolmio told me to check the ingredients myself! Errr… thanks I already did).
The labelling system is truly irritating and needs to be made clearer. Why are so many brands reluctant to label their products as vegan? Do they fear a backlash (note the current furore over vegan sausage rolls…) or is there something unsavoury going on in their factories?
So what else did I eat? Wednesday, I had sausage pasta bake at lunchtime and Thai red curry for tea.
Thursday lunch was leftover curry, and tea was chilli served with tortilla chips and rice, which the children ate as well!
Friday lunch was oat cakes with jalopeno cheese and we has the leftover chilli in a cottage pie.
Saturday was a mega day as I cooked 5 different lunches! Chris and I ate Heck Bollywood Bangers with stuffed peppers (mine had a rice mix but Chris had couscous). Tea was oatcakes and different cheeses, a leftover sausage and a corn cake (which I had previously rejected without trying but was actually really yummy)
I also bought some new skincare and cosmetic products. The dental floss is biodegradable which is fantastic as I want to reduce our waste this year as well. Once again the labelling was problematic: some Revolution products were described as vegan on the website, others were included in the vegan filter but not specified in the description, and others were called vegan on the packaging but not on the website: slightly frustrating!
Have you got any hints or tips to share with me? Have you ever been vegan?