I completed my first triathlon

I ran in my first triathlon today, I had fun and was on a high for ages after.  Not got the energy or words to explain it so feel free to browse the photo album by clicking the picture below.

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I am doing a triathlon Sunday, "thanks" veganism

I have my first ever triathlon on Sunday, a sprint distance which is a 750 metre swim, a 20 kilometre bike and a 5 kilometre run.  I never would have had the energy or drive to do this before I went vegan but now I do.  I am doing it for a great charity, All Dogs Matter.

In 2007 I was 22 stone 2 lbs.  In August 2011 I was 19 stone.  I went vegan, I got into exorcising and now this morning I weigh 15 stone 0 lbs.  Want to read more about my weight loss, see Ralph is helping me change my life – Barry Scott
Roll on Sunday, wish me luck.
My sponsorship page: Barry Scott’s Fundraising Page
Young Baz, before I got really fat

The Redwood Co. Meatless Feast Pizza

I popped into the local Holland & Barrett and when I saw some of Redwood’s new vegan pizzas I grabbed a few.

Today I had The Redwood Co. Meatless Feast Pizza, they are small, only 7″ so perfect for one (pathetic, I know).

I like how the plastic does not needlessly cover the whole back

This is an easy one, remove the packaging, place it on a tray and cook at 200c or gas mark 6 for 10-12 minutes.  I would recommend 12 as after 10 minutes my pizza was a little under done.  Also get yourself a decent knife or pizza cutter and cut it on a board, my knife would not get through the base (I just picked the whole thing up and ate it like that).

Frozen, don’t eat it just yet
Cooked, now you can eat it
What did it taste like?  Very good, despite being unable to cut the base it was easy to eat and a good texture and taste.  The “cheese” in the middle had not melted as much as at the edges but a bit longer in the oven would sort that right out.  The “meat” was good and a very slightly spicy too. 
Would I get it again?  Yes, I am very glad I bought two of the Meatless Feast pizzas but I am having to try very hard not to put another in the over right now.

Vegan Tofu Sushi

When I paid a visit to Google last week I picked up some sushi on the way home, vegan of course.  I love sushi, before I was vegan I once spent a week in London and had Sushi 4 or 5 days in a row.

I decided to make myself some and found this recipe for Tofu Nigiri Sushi.  I knew what I was doing with the rice, nori (sheets of very thin dried seaweed) etc but I needed a marinade for the tofu.  There were no measurements so I just put some soya sauce, lemon juice, garlic and ginger in a pot then put the sliced tofu in, I left it in the fridge for about 4 hours but 2 should do it.

Marinating the tofu

I washed and cooked the sushi rice then left it to cool before moulding it.  I prepared some powdered wasabi and cut some nori sheets into strips, then I just had to put it all together.

A dollop (not much, it’s very hot) of wasabi is smeared on the moulded rice, I then put the marinated tofu on top and used a strip of nori to hold it on.
Some of the moulded rice with a small dollop of wasabi
The finished article with some picked ginger and soya sauce