Tuesday, 27 October 2009
I have been experiencing some personal issues, which I have had a hard time dealing with and combined with the pressues of my studies, I have not felt able to update my blog. I hope to pick up blogging again in the future and I do enjoy reading all the other blogs out there when I get the time.
Best wishes to all
Monday, 10 August 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
1. My sexy new vegan trainers:
When these arrived (I bought them online) I was so excited I was so eager I tried them on straight away and was walking around the house in them for ages! I didn't wear them outside the house for a few days though because I couldn't bear the thought of them getting dirty- ha!
2. A necklace made by my cousin:
I think this cupcake necklace is so cute! I am always amazed by her talent and creativity! I posted the link to her website a litle while back bu here it is again if you are interested in checking out her stuff :http://porgecreations.deviantart.com.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
However, I did not expect that I would come enjoy pizza without cheese, which I now think I actually prefer to the pizzas with cheese I ate as a vegetarian. Anyway, rambling aside, here is a picture of a recent pizza I enjoyed at the restaurant Pizza Express.(http://www.pizzaexpress.com/).
The pizza was part of their 'Leggera' range, which means that the pizza is actualy made with a hole in the middle with a salad there instead. I was intrigued to find out what this pizza would be like so I ordered the 'Vitabella' pizza without cheese. The pizza was topped with lots of different grilled veggies.
All in all, it was pretty tasty but I think I prefer my pizzas without holes in- more dough= better!
Another food that I previously did not know existed in a vegan form is white chocolate! Although I do like rich dark chocolate, there is something special about the creamy taste of white chocolate that really hits the spot when you are in the mood for something sweet!
Yesterday, when I arrived home from work I was very excited to see a package for me, which contained these wonderful bars of deliciousness! (not a real word I know but these bars deserve new vocabulary!) They were sent from the lovely Vaala (http://goddessvaala.blogspot.com/) who I previously did a fun food swap with! Thanks very much Vaala!!
I cannot wait to munch them! Although, at the moment the weather is very hot so I will have to be careful that they don't melt (good excuse to eat them up quickly methinks!!!) ; )
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Friday, 5 June 2009
I have eaten this meal once before and remember quite liking it but I was not so keen this time. The sauce was quite sweet (although maybe that is normal for teriyaki) and there was not much in the way of veggies. I actually added in some more veggies! It was nice being able to have brown rice though because I rarely eat it due to the long cooking time!
As per usual, stir-fries have been on the menu. The meal above was made with gnocchi, which does make a nice change from pasta and adds a nice soft texture, which is a nice contrast to the crunchy veggies.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
1. Cookies and Cream Luna Bar (I really wish you could get Luna bars here in the UK they are so delicious) I love the chewy texture of the bars and the white chocolate topping on them is yummy! This bar had a great contrast with the main part of the bar being nice rich dark chocolate and the topping being nice and creamy white choc- a great combo!
2. Apricot Clif Bar. Also really yummy, this had a nice sweet taste and was similar to a flapjack in texture but a nice and light in the stomach. I think these bars may be available from some online stores that ship to the UK so I will investigate!
Another regular snack I enjoy eating is baked beans! I have recently discovered these mini pots of baked beans that can be put in the microwave (great for lazy people like me!) I have enjoyed these little pots of goodness both hot and cold and I love them both ways!
The meals I have been enjoying lately have mainly been nice and colourful:
Corn and rice pasta with a mix of stir-fried veggies:
The meal used this pasta:
I have been wanting to try this for ages and it was really yummy! The shapes kept their texture really well even after cooking and I really liked the soft texture of the pasta. It was nice and soft but not mushy, unlike this pasta:
I made a rather boring- looking but yummy meal with this pasta: black-eyed beans in a spicy tomato sauce. The texture was a pretty mushy but actually nice and comforting to eat. Here is a pic:
Thursday, 30 April 2009
The goodies consist of: 3 Clif bars, a Clif Nectar bar, 2 Luna bars, 3 Jocalat bars and VEGAN WHITE CHOCOLATE (especially exciting!!!!)
I cannot wait to try all these amazing treats, they all look so scrummy! Thank you so much Vaaala!
Thursday, 23 April 2009
My thoughts on what I have tried so far:
Saturday, 11 April 2009
I sometimes have it plain (seasoned with a little salt) as a side dish:
Or sometimes it gets incorporated into my all time fave meal:
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
In the box is: 3 nakd bars (cocoa loco, berry cheeky and apple pie flavours), 3 mini nakd bars (same flavours as well as banana bread flavour), 3 trek bars (peanut and oat, mixed berry and cocoa brownie flavours), 4 packets of flavoured raisins (orange, cherry, pineapple and lemon flavours) and most exciting of all the brand new trek flapjacks (oat crunch and cherry crunch flavours)
The company even sent a sweet handwritten note along with the package:
The postcard reads: 'Eddie's cow disguise hadn't fooled the vegetarian for one minute...'
This package really made my day and I cannot wait to get munching!
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I also tried buckwheat pasta:
As you can see, pretty mushy in texture but I actually preferred the pasta to the noodles. Somehow the soft texture made it nice and comforting to eat. Also in this meal are peppers and peas. I would definitely buy this pasta again (shame it is so expensive!)
Friday, 20 March 2009
Here are the goodies:
raw chocolate truffles, raw chocolate (I had never tried raw chocolate before and can say that it is yummy!!)
2 mini loaves of sprouted spelt raisin bread and some nice face packs
I have not eaten the bread yet but look forward to doing so soon! Agnes has given me lots of great ways that I can try having it, which I am eager to try out!
I also made a trip to Wholefoods the other day and got this load of stuff:
Above is canned pumpkin (2 tins because it it sooooo difficult to buy here in the UK so I always buy lots when I get the chance!), 2 tins of refried beans (1 had jalapenos in and was extra scrummy) and I also bought 2 types of noodles to try in my stir-fries: 100% buckwheat ones and ones with buckwheat and sweet potato in.
I haven't tried the noodles yet but I cannot wait to see what the taste and texture will be like!
I am not working this weekend so I am looking forward to doing relaxing and trying some new foods!
Monday, 2 March 2009
Stir-fry with polenta, loads of different veggies and soya mince:
Animal-shaped pasta stir-fry with kidney beans:
This is my 'I will get my 5 a day quota of fruit and veggies even if it kills me' dish (I think I had prob not had mucho fruit and veg during the day so was getting major cravings- ha!):
This is made with wholewheat pasta shells, green beans and mushrooms:
In other news, Katie of (http://chocolatecoveredkatie.wordpress.com/) is generously doing a Jocalat bar giveaway! I have never tried these bars but they are made by the larabar company and involve chocolate so they have got to be good! Here is the link if you want to enter: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/so-what-about-this-chocolate-giveaway/
I also made one of Katie's yummy recipes! I think that all her recipes look relaly scrummy but I don't have access to a good blender, which unfortunately prevents me making many of them : (
However, I was especially excited by her butternut squash fries recipe (check it out here: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/the-butternut-tales-part-two-the-future-mrs-butternut-squash/).
Here are some piccies:
Bowl of nuggets:
Fries just after baking:
Fries just before being eaten : ) :