Plant-Based Pause No 9: I Don’t Have Time

In November 2011, I made the decision to progress towards a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Since then, I have learnt so much about where our food comes from, and what it does to our bodies and the environment. Along the way, I have encountered many obstacles and challenges. I have also been asked lots of questions, most of them valid and a few off them more than a little odd. One of the aims of my blog is to chronicle my experiences as a plant-based traveller. So, hopefully these Plant-Based Pauses will provide a little more explanation and maybe answer some questions that my readers may still have.

‘Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.’ – Publilius Syrus


If you have time to sit down and watch TV for 30 minutes, you have time to cook some whole food. That’s what I say to people who tell me they don’t have time to eat plant-based. As for convenience, it takes as long to drive to the take-out/order delivery as it does to cook the food yourself. Special vegan meals such as Christmas dinner are certainly a lot quicker to prepare than their meat counterparts. Here in the UK, people start preparing and cooking their turkeys the night before, and the whole process seems to involve a lot of basting and resting. Some people seem to pay more attention to the turkey than they do their own family. I can prepare a nut roast in under 30 minutes, and then use the cooking time to do something else.

Plus, don’t forget, as soon as you start eating plant-based, you’ll have more energy to work in the kitchen. You’ll get excited about food, and you’ll want to find more time.


4 Replies to “Plant-Based Pause No 9: I Don’t Have Time”

    1. You’re welcome. Let me know if you have any questions, if I don’t know the answer I’ll be able to point you in the direction of someone who does 🙂

      1. Great. Thank you for that as well. I’ve managed to quit smoking (2 yrs in Aug) and have eliminated artificial sweeteners and eliminated most processed foods. It is time to step up the game a bit more. Incremental dislodging of head of ass.

      2. It sounds like you’re on the right path – keep going. Before I turned plant-based two years ago I was a really unhealthy, partying vegetarian. I feel so much healthier and happier now 🙂

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