Archive for the ‘vegan’ Category

5 Aug
2015

What’s in my lunch box? Pizza and Badger

It was Colchester Vegan fair on Saturday. A very good day which allowed for meeting friends, making new ones, plotting [&hellip

17 Mar
2015

What’s in my lunchbox? Miso, muffins and oranges

I had a Japanese cookery lesson with Kamikaze Kitchen a few weeks ago and it’s given me an urge to get back in the kitchen. The class was amazing with tips on miso, sushi and gyoza dumplings.

Now I now more about how to make miso I’ve become really enthusiastic and have been trying different combinations of ingredients. This included garlic, ginger, kombu, kelp powder, kijiki, carrots, potatoes, tofu, edamame and miso. It turned out rich and thick and flavourful.

I followed up with an orange and a couple of home made muffins. Much like the soup the muffins were full of different ingredients. They included Apple purée, oats, brown sugar, and grated carrot.

While I ate I read The Princess Bride. I’ve started watching Game of Thrones and its reminded me how much I enjoy fantasy and adventures tales. I can’t believe The Princess Bride had slipped through my hands before but as with so many things better late than never.

 

17 Mar
2015

What’s in my lunchbox? Miso, muffins and oranges

I had a Japanese cookery lesson with Kamikaze Kitchen a few weeks ago and it’s given me an urge to get back in the kitchen. The class was amazing with tips on miso, sushi and gyoza dumplings.

Now I now more about how to make miso I’ve become really enthusiastic and have been trying different combinations of ingredients. This included garlic, ginger, kombu, kelp powder, kijiki, carrots, potatoes, tofu, edamame and miso. It turned out rich and thick and flavourful.

I followed up with an orange and a couple of home made muffins. Much like the soup the muffins were full of different ingredients. They included Apple purée, oats, brown sugar, and grated carrot.

While I ate I read The Princess Bride. I’ve started watching Game of Thrones and its reminded me how much I enjoy fantasy and adventures tales. I can’t believe The Princess Bride had slipped through my hands before but as with so many things better late than never.

 

12 Aug
2014

What’s in my lunchbox? When I grow up I want to be a sandwich

It’s that glorious time of the year. The market is full of produce. Friends drop by with food to share. Lunches are easy to prepare, and eat.The man at the vegetable stall added a few extra aubergine to my purchases. So I roasted them on Sunday mornin

12 Aug
2014

What’s in my lunchbox? When I grow up I want to be a sandwich

It’s that glorious time of the year. The market is full of produce. Friends drop by with food to share. Lunches are easy to prepare, and eat.The man at the vegetable stall added a few extra aubergine to my purchases. So I roasted them on Sunday mornin

12 Aug
2014

What’s in my lunchbox? When I grow up I want to be a sandwich

It’s that glorious time of the year. The market is full of produce. Friends drop by with food to share. Lunches are easy to prepare, and eat.The man at the vegetable stall added a few extra aubergine to my purchases. So I roasted them on Sunday mornin

22 Jul
2014

What’s in my lunch box? Just add veg

  Saturday was the monthly gathering of Chelmsford Veg Up, a vegan meet up group. I made cashew cheese to share as part of our pot luch arrangement, and was pleased to bring some home. Teamed up with a little veg, some bread and a little dessert i

22 Jul
2014

What’s in my lunch box? Just add veg

  Saturday was the monthly gathering of Chelmsford Veg Up, a vegan meet up group. I made cashew cheese to share as part of our pot luch arrangement, and was pleased to bring some home. Teamed up with a little veg, some bread and a little dessert i

15 Jul
2014

What’s in my lunch box? Sling it all in potato salad

Box of potato salad

On Saturday I headed to the London Vegan Beer festival where I drank various fine vegan beverages, listened to bands, took part in karaoke, and partook of some vegan BBQ.

One of the dishes on offer at the BBQ was a potato salad. Alas it was so tasty I ate the lot before thinking that I should have snapped a photo. However let me describe it as the house special fried rice approach to potato salad, only not fried and minus the kind of animal related items. The potatoes had been mixed with peas, corn, gerkins, and mayonnaise. Possibly a few other items crept in to this king of potato.

I attended a family BBQ on Sunday. As is the case with my family it was over catered. So it would have been rude not to bring home with me some leftover jacket potatoes and create my own multi ingredient potato salad.

Into the mix went: chopped jacket potatoes, radishes, carrot, cooked peas, Fry’s Polony, Plamil garlic mayo, and gherkin burger relish.


Book cover on stranger tides by Tim powers


To read – On stranger tides by Tim Powers

I’ve been trying to find a title of his that lives up to The Anubis Gate. This isn’t it, but it’s still pretty good. A good tale with plenty of swashbuckling, and a bearable amount of magic to add spice. I found the descriptions of sea battles hard going but it was satisfying watching our hero develop, and seeing plot elements come together.

 

15 Jul
2014

What’s in my lunch box? Sling it all in potato salad

Box of potato salad

On Saturday I headed to the London Vegan Beer festival where I drank various fine vegan beverages, listened to bands, took part in karaoke, and partook of some vegan BBQ.

One of the dishes on offer at the BBQ was a potato salad. Alas it was so tasty I ate the lot before thinking that I should have snapped a photo. However let me describe it as the house special fried rice approach to potato salad, only not fried and minus the kind of animal related items. The potatoes had been mixed with peas, corn, gerkins, and mayonnaise. Possibly a few other items crept in to this king of potato.

I attended a family BBQ on Sunday. As is the case with my family it was over catered. So it would have been rude not to bring home with me some leftover jacket potatoes and create my own multi ingredient potato salad.

Into the mix went: chopped jacket potatoes, radishes, carrot, cooked peas, Fry’s Polony, Plamil garlic mayo, and gherkin burger relish.


Book cover on stranger tides by Tim powers


To read – On stranger tides by Tim Powers

I’ve been trying to find a title of his that lives up to The Anubis Gate. This isn’t it, but it’s still pretty good. A good tale with plenty of swashbuckling, and a bearable amount of magic to add spice. I found the descriptions of sea battles hard going but it was satisfying watching our hero develop, and seeing plot elements come together.

 

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