Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tempeh and eggplant pie and sweet cornbread

After buying a bunch of tempeh earlier in the week, fate drew me to Vicki Vegan's blog, where she posted about her tempeh and eggplant pot pies using a Colleen Patrick-Goudreau recipe from

I have to agree with Vicki on the biscuit part of the dish. It is delicious and so simple to make and really boosted the dish up a few notches. The taste varied quite a bit depending on how hot it was. Eating it straight out of the oven was best, but I only tasted it as I had to go to training. When I returned it was still a bit warm, but the flavour of the capers was more prominent. I didn't really like that.


Today I made some sweet cornbread, slightly modifying the recipe from vegan lunchbox. I only took a photo after it was nearly all gone.


  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup (I didn't have enough so made up the difference with agave and rice malt syrup)
  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then combine and mix well. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick can come out cleanly.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

World Vegan Junk Food day: My journey into caloric surplus

Last week I took part in World Vegan Junk Food day (WVJFD). It was a new event that was created by the good folk at There is a bit of history to this event. Last year the MVS  and VSTG crew held an eatathon, seeing who could eat the most calories in 16 hours. The MVS team won convincingly. In organising this year's event we decided to expand it to include other countries. One thing led to another and WVJFD was born. The eatathon was optional.

As is usual with any type of challenge, there were alot of people bragging about how much they could eat and how easy it would be for them to get 10,000 calories in. You soon find out that these people are delusional and full of crap, as they conveniently find an excuse to pull out of the event. Pathetic.

Here is what I ate:

1 packet of corn chips and 500gm hommus - 1933.63 calories
3 chocolate bars - 759

1 tube of oreos - 723.47

4 vita wheat - 90.34
3 moser roth dark choc bars - 447
1/2 tub ice cream - 385
1/3 pack of marshmallow - 240
2 vita wheat - 45

1/2 tub ice cream - 385
2 fry's burgers with 30ml tomato sauce - 390

4 oreos - 202.66
hot choc (soymilk - 310, cocoa - 116.1) - 426.1
marshmallow - 240

7.00pm: marshmallow - 420
corn chips - 500

3 moser roth choc bars - 417
ice cream - 770
corn chips - 650

50ml olive oil - 403
1 oreo - 50.63

50ml olive oil - 403

3 tablespoons peanut butter - 382.88

100ml olive oil - 806

45 grams almonds - 250.59

Total - 11319.36 calories

Over 7,000 calories more than my body requires daily for maintenance and my bodyweight today is the same as it was before WVJFD. I must have a super metabolism.