Sunday, 16 March 2008
Next up is a yummy vegan fry up with baked beans, 'cheatin rashers' and Linda McCartney sausages. Although this type of food is traditionally eaten at breakfast time I ate it for dinner as I tend to prefer my porridge in the mornings. It was very tasty- although next time I might have a go at making a tofu scramble to go with it (maybe instead of so many sausages!).
Finally is my dinner last night, which was a tomato and chickpea sauce, served over wholewheat pasta twists with some grated Cheezly on top. A nice warming and comforting meal, which I enjoyed on the sofa, feeling very pleased to be inside and sheltered from the horrible rain outside!
Friday, 14 March 2008
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
I have also been doing some baking! I was after a chocolate-themed recipe for something that would not be too tricky to make and I came across a recipe for 'Brownie Oatmeal Cookies' (http://www.fatfreevegan.com/desserts/brownie-oat.shtml)
I did not follow the recipe exactly- I used golden syrup instead (which I had in the cupboard) and also added some chopped glace cherries to the cookies. I also made several large cookies rather than making the suggested 2 dozen- bigger is always better I think!
The cookies were nice and moist, definitely similar to the texture of a brownie but were not quite as rich as some brownies can be. They could perhaps have done with being a little sweeter , so I think I might adjust the recipe next time. Nevertheless they went down very well with my family- my dad ate 2 the same day I made them!
Finally, I have a picture of a pizza made by myself and an (omni) friend.
We made the base from scratch (500g plain flour, 1 sachet of dried yeast and about 300ml of warm water). Then we topped the pizza with some chopped tomatoes, onions, orange peppers, sweetcorn, jalepeno peppers and some 'Parmazano' cheese. It was baked in the ovven for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees celsius. Both me and my friend really enjoyed it!