Thanks for all the nice replies, I love reading them!
A typical day's food for me always starts out with Almond milk and chicory, I'm not usually into breakfast. If I do eat in the morning, it's something like a puffed corn thin with hummus, or a slice of tomato if I'm hummusless.
Lunch is usually leftovers, or else I bake a big potato in the microwave and top it with my amazing raw tomato salsa or if I'm feeling decedant I'll make a kind of faux sour cream using soy yogurt, green onions and tamari. I eat a big lunch because I don't believe in snacking and if I don't eat enough at lunch then I get tempted to grab nuts while I'm making dinner!
Dinner always involves some kind of starch like brown rice or quinoa, topped by a stew (examples: ratatouille, eggplant curry, sweet potato and chickpea stew) and I serve it with salad or else serve extra vegetables on the side. Sometimes I serve tofu or tempeh for dinner, which everyone loves, including me. I do use nuts a couple of times a week, usually in my salad dressings. I don't do desserts, except on special occasions, but I do hand out fruit to my kids after dinner (I'm not a fruit person and almost never eat any if you don't count tomatoes) and I make them goodies like granola bars and brownies which I never touch
I also drink water with all my meals, and sip on it through out the day, and have a cup of herbal tea (usually green tea) in the afternoon.
In terms of a time frame, I think it took me about two months to lose the weight, cutting dairy out really helped, and of course getting rid of the olive oil I used to put in everything didn't hurt either. I weigh myself every morning and if I see the scale going up I make sure to have no tofu, nuts or pasta that day and the next morning it's fine. I also do it in reverse, I know what my perfect weight is and if it goes below the line then I make sure to eat some of the higher fat plant foods that day.
My idea of a treat is a nut burger or a cheeseless pizza, and I have to admit that I do like a glass of wine a few times a week. I'm moving back to Canada at the end of the month, and I don't want to fall into the fattening faux meat and cheese trap at the grocery store. They aren't available where I'm living now which is a good thing