Vegan Break Up Power


Sorry I haven't been posting lately, but I have a good reason. My gorgeous, perfect, moody German boyfriend broke up with me so I haven't been doing a lot of eating. Or cooking. On the bright side, am now skinniest ever!*

(*I'm just kidding pro-ana blog-stalkers, go get help!)

I find that most people come in one of two varieties- emotional trauma either leaves them nauseated and unable to eat, or causes them to gorge on anything and everything. I always assumed I was the latter, but this time around the heartbreak block I'm finding myself completely unappetized.

The little I do eat usually comes out of a box (or a bottle, haha) however I did muster up the energy the other day to not only head to the grocery store, but actually cook something. Well, kind of. As I mentioned the last time I went through a break-up (yes, this blog has seen two breakups, and yes, that is the most depressing thought I've had all day) I recommended salads as excellent alternative breakup food. First of all, they are bright and cheerful. Second, all the chopping is an excellent displacement activity. And third, they are healthy, as a break for the bingers, yet light- as a break for the nauseous.

Well, I went for a variation of this as my main meal this week, inspired by an entire loaf of bread that I bought when I was still together with S. and wildly optimistic about what kind of healthy eating habits the future held. Just like making lemons out of lemonade, you can take that stale, neglected loaf of bread and make panzanella! With peaches, for sweetness.

Peach and Tomato Panzanella

4 c. medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, minced very finely
2 spring onions (green parts) sliced on the diagonal
2 big peaches, cut into chunks
Sea salt and fresh pepper
Olive oil
4 cups bread- toasted or grilled, cut into chunks

1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, onions and salt & pepper in large bowl. Let it all sit and get juicy while you toast the stale bread slices and cut them cubes. Add in peaches and a big drizzle of olive oil.
2. When bread is room temp, toss everything together. (Fresh basil would be a nice addition here as well.) Let it all sit at room temp for 30 minutes to an hour, and serve with a drizzle of good balsamic vinegar and big ole glass of wine spritzer. If you have just broken up with someone feel free to eat straight out of the bowl.

Song of the Day: Taylor Swift- You Belong with Me (THAT'S RIGHT! FTW!!!)

As a special bonus, here is my breakup playlist:T's Tragic Breakup Playlist for the Brokenhearted ENJOY!


Naomi Rose said...

aw sorry for your pain my friend! I feel you! Come to London and I'll bake you a cake (and supply some wine) <3

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

I go the other way, so in addition to being depressed, I get fat!
Hope you start to feel a little more yourself soon!

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

Oh no! At least your eating your sorrows with good food? Because this looks delicious. I hope things look up soon!

vegAnn said...

Mmm looks amazing! thanks for posting. and don't forget about the loving powers of chocolate!

janet @ the taste space said...

I feel your pain. Like you, my last break-up had my appetite at zero. The thing that I found helped me the most, though, was that I started going to the gym. I started rocking the spinning classes and even more therapeutic, the combat classes! Two years later, I still picture him when I kick and punch in that class.. two years later, and the gym is still part of my daily routine. The end was really only a new beginning, even though it may not seem like that right now. Hang in there. :)

Hannah said...

Oh lady, I'm so sorry! Is it odd to offer you a hug when this is the first time I've chanced upon your blog? Your * comment made me laugh out loud, and ensured I shall most certainly be returning to keep reading.

I've never actually had a relationship proper from which to experience true heartbreak, but I must say that, last year, I had a whirlwind three months with a handsome German traveller and it was only after he left that I discovered he'd had a girlfriend the whole time... so, yes. German-induced-heart-pain commiserations from me, for sure! xo

adriennefriend said...

Aw, a German broke my heart once, too! Sigh. Love to you, kind one.

A Diary of an Animal Lover said...

Aww I'm sorry for your poor broken heart. Hope it's healing well. Wine is totally the answer though!


JESSY said...

I just found your blog and love it! Your food looks so good!

urban vegan said...

So sorry to hear about the breakup....breakups suck. But looks like you made the best of things by caring for yourself with this healthy salad!