Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

This week’s photo challenge is Lunchtime, click here to see the other entries. I will warn you, though, they might make you feel hungry!

Since I made the switch over to living plant-based, I’ve prepared most of my food at home from scratch. I never imagined myself spending so much time in the kitchen! My lunch is no exception. As I’m so busy during the week, I tend to cook big┬ápots of food such as risotto, bolognese or stew on the weekend and then batch it up to take into work with me during the week.

I’m the first to admit that I’m not a great cook, but as I rarely cook for anyone other than myself I don’t get many complaints. When I visit my family, I tend to cook as I’m the only plant-based person in the family, and I have a core few descent recipes that everyone likes. They don’t see me often enough to get bored of them.

Here are some of my plant-based concoctions from my kitchen:


You’ve got to have a good starting point. I always try to buy fresh, local produce – organic if possible.


Some nice warm leek and potato soup. I’ve eaten a lot of this over the long, cold winter we’re (hopefully) coming to the end of here in Wales.


This is how my kitchen looks most weekends – piles of vegetables all chopped and ready to cook.


Homemade Sushi is a perfect summer lunch. I prepare two days worth at a time and keep it in the fridge.


Everyone deserves a treat sometimes. As well as trying vegan recipes, I’ve converted some of my old vegetarian recipes to make them plant-based. I’m also allergic to gluten, so home baking is quite often my only option for cakes and cookies.

This last photo wasn’t my lunch, but I thought I’d include it because it fits into the theme. When my godson was younger, he always asked for smiley faces when we ate out in restaurants. I promised him that one day I would find him a restaurant that served them. Whilst travelling along Route 66, we stopped for lunch at the Snow Cap cafe, and I spotted this on someone’s food and asked them if I could take a photo to show my godson.