Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
Tonight I made the roasty soba bowl from Isa Does It, well a version of it anyway.
I added franks hot sauce and nooch to the sauce, nixed the lentils for some tofu and roasted some asparagus along with the cauliflower. Yummers.
Can you believe it's the last day of MoFo tomorrow?? Yikes this month has gone quick.
Sunday, 28 September 2014
I know that today is supposed to be sandwich day but I felt crappy and just couldn't do it. I'll bust it out soon for you though cuz it really was gonna be a good gross one!
So here's a pic of my dinner instead ... an impromptu chickeny casserole and loads of mash. My dad makes the best mash.
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Then I made my way to the Nakd stand. As you'll notice if you've been reading my what I ate posts, I love me a nekkid bar! I eat them pretty much every day!
And they had new flavours, christmas pud and bakewell tart. Both amazing and they had a great offer on. 18 bars for £8. 18!!!!!!! They're normally about £4 for 5 so I obviously got 18 bars.
I took a photo of this super pretty choccy stand. I didn't buy anything because it was kind of pricey and I'm a bellend who didn't take enough cash. But look.... so pretty!!
After some walking around, we needed snax. But not a full meal. Unfortunately we managed to not do so well here. The sausage rolls were pretty nice. But the savoury muffin thing, well I won't like it wasn't my favourite thing. I was already disappointed when I got up to the stand and realised they weren't pies. But yeah they were just odd. So let's move on.
I needed sugar. So I risked going into a sugar coma and bought myself a Ms Cupcake Red Velvet cookie sandwich. I love her cookie sandwiches, I always get one over a cupcake. And she won a vegfest award - YAY Ms Cupcake. I love it when super awesome, nice people win awards and Melissa is an awesome lady. If you haven't ever been to her shop, get your butt to Brixton pronto and sort that out. Oh and I recommend the cookie sandwiches, even if I've never been able to eat one in one sitting, cuz sugar!
I didn't take a photo of the name of this stand, but if I find a business card, I will edit this. But they were selling loads of marshmallows, marshmallow mix and motherfuckingveganwagonwheels! Uh yeah wagon wheels, HELLO!! Can't wait to crack these!
I also got a second hot dog from vegusto because I am a savage. A hungry one!
The other cool thing was getting to hang out with my friend Randi from the excellently funny Laughfrodisiac and her hubby today, they've just moved over here which I'm very excited about, cuz she's rad.
Also I met a couple of fellow MoFo bloggers at Jojo's talk, so hi to the lovely gals from Hasta La Vegan and Tea & Sympatico .... it was great to meet you!! :) Head over to Jojo's blog for a pic of us after Jojo's talk.
So if you went and I didn't meet you, did you have fun there? What was your favourite stall?
Friday, 26 September 2014
AND that was the time from starting cooking to when it was in the bowl and the foofy piece of basil was on the top!! (Normally I stop the timer when I turn off the stove etc so it doesn't include plating up time.)
So this was pretty good! I won't lie, it's not the most inventive thing I've ever eaten and I often make something similar. But it was a nice change to pasta bolognaise etc. It was super easy to veganise and as you can see, really effin quick to cook! The pasta sauce can be made in about the same time as it takes the spaghetti to cook.
Recipe Link: The actual recipe isn't on Jamie's site (an older non-15 minute meal one is), so here's a link to the one someone else has posted.
Actual Time Taken: Just under 14 minutes!
- I subbed RealEat Chicken pieces for the chicken*
- I subbed a finely chopped hemp space bar for the smoked pancetta and added a pinch of smoked paprika
- I subbed whatever red wine was open for the chianti (I think it was merlot, I don't drink red so I have no clue)
- I used all chestnut mushrooms
- I left out the anchovies
- I used dried rosemary instead of fresh
- I used regular spaghetti instead of wholewheat
- I used the last of my almond feta from THIS post instead of parmesan!
Phew! that's quite a few subs, but nothing that would majorly change the flavour I think!
*I used fake chicken pieces but if you're not vegan/veggie and making this for someone who is but don't want to buy these, I think you could totally use canned beans (such as cannelini) and this would be good!
Overal Verdict: Not mind blowing but still very tasty and I love how easy and quick it was. AND no food processor or 10 gazillion pans to wash, just a knife and two pans! WIN.
I should probably branch out from chicken for the last one, huh? HAHA
Have a great weekend everyone. Who's going to Vegfest (London) tomorrow? If so, maybe I'll be lucky enough to run into you! :)
Thursday, 25 September 2014
So I went for a cop out of shop-bought wedges and a fry's burger, on a warburtons sandwich thin because I had no rolls! hahaha.
Belated Jamie post will be up tomorrow!
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
I had a muffin at about 11am, these are vegusto cheese and vbites bacon flavour! Fancied making some savoury ones. These are good but I forgot to add oil so they have that fat free baked good texture that I am not a fan of. I think they also need a little something else, but need to play around with it before I can give a recipe.
I still hadn't remembered when I ate my lunch, but it was basically this salad from sainsbury's - the only vegan pre-packed salad they do!
I also ate too many of these delightful crisps, that were on offer in sainsbury's for 50p for a massive bag! BARGAIN! Gonna stock up before they sell out.
For dinner I made soup, rought recipe to follow. And I chucked a part-baked baguette into the oven while it was simmering because soup needs good bread to go along with it!
Hmm looking at this makes me thing I should probably go eat some fruit now cuz, damn!
Curried Butternut Soup - a rough instructional!
Slice up a medium onion with the fine blad of your food processor and whack in a big pot with a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Fry on a medium heat.
Whilst this is happening, change to the grater blade and grate up 3 medium carrots and a butternut squash. Mine was a whopper and I had already used the neck end so it was just the bulb end. I'd say I had around 4-6 cups of grated squash.
Add this to the pot along with 5 cups (1.25 ltrs ish) of boiling water, 3 stock cubes, 2 heaped spoons (the one you're gonna eat the soup with probably) of korma paste and half a chopped red chilli (optional). Bring to the boil and cook for around 20 minutes. Or until your bread is finished baking.
Turn the heat down as low as it'll go then add a small tin of coconut cream (they're about 100ml), stir well and then blend that shizzle with a stick blender. If it's too thick, add a bit more water to thin it. If it's too thin then you added too much water and I can't help you! I still love you though. (You could chuck some instant potato flakes in to thicken it if it's really too thin but I'm sure it'll be ok really.)
Check seasoning and serve with a wanky swirl of soya cream on top if you wanna.
Happy humpday everyone.