Today was my second day as a vegan. It's not as diffucult as it seems I could say. Plus it keeps me from diving into a pool of junk food and all kinds of rubbish that you can't even call food. Well, though I have to admit that I had to make a small exception today. I, being vegan is pretty much the same as Sam fasting. Some things cannot be compromised. Such as gummy bears and jelly beans. They are made from gelatine, so they have animal origin. They are not Halal for a vegan diet, but I ate a few of them today. Not too many, but still, I broke the law.
The breakfast today was almost the same as yesterday, salad and bread. I woke up very late today, so I did not have lunch. As for dinner, I made boiled bean salad, something we call "piyaz". It's a Turkish dish, probably of Greek origin, but let's say it's Turkish. It is very filling, thanks to the beans and very light and easy to make, perfect for hot summer evenings.
1 can of white beans
1 large or middle sized tomato
1 cucumber, or half of it if it's huge like those we had in Belgium. lol
Half an onion
Parsley, as much as you'd like
A few drops of lemon juice
Hot peppers, if you like it. I don't add that.
EVOO (Extra-virgin olive oil :) )
Drain the beans and wash thoroughly. I read that the water they come inside is not very good for health. Cut the tomato and cucumber in similar size with the beans you have. Slice the onion so that you have semicircular slices.
We will use a Turkish trick on the onions. Once you slice them, mix them with salt and press them with the bottom of a glass. They will get softened and leave a bit of their juice. Then wash them and drain them.This will let them have a milder taste and they won't smell as much nor will give you heartburn.
Cop the parsley and mix them all in a large bowl. Add the seasoning as you wish and serve. Bon appetit.