Giving it a go

It would be a bit rubbish if I had married a veggie and instantly converted myself. That is just not the kind of person I am. However, living with a veggie has meant I have had to adapt and has opened my eyes to a whole world of wonderful food I had never experienced before. I love cooking and eating and sharing this with the person I share my life with is therefore obviously important to me, so this has meant when I cook for us both at home, I cook veggie. I am not dead set on becoming a vegetarian right now and am not sure if I will in the future but I have been so inspired by the many vegetarian/vegan blogs out there that I was itching to start my own. So here we go.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Some quick dinners

A bit of leftover tarka daal, some leftover rice transformed into chinese fried rice and a ready made bean kiev.

Channa masala and rice with leftover lentil cakes (started off with a recipe from the PPK and then transformed into something entirely different due to lack of correct ingredients)

2 heavenly quick loaves thanks to the PPK!

I had to mail order pumpkin puree since I couldnt find it in my local supermarket but the Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf and Chocolate Banana Swirl Loaf from are seriously a couple of the best cakes I have tasted :) Parents, husbands, friends were all delighted as was I.

Homemade Pizzas

There is nothing quite like being able to have whatever veggie toppings your heart desires instead of being limited to the 1 option on the pizza takeaway menu!

I use Rachel Allen's dough recipe but not her sauce - I made my own sauce from chopped tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt and dried thyme.

Toppings included peppadew peppers, sweet corn, mushrooms, green chillies, onion and a veggie pepperoni recipe from The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions which is by far my new fav book.

This is how they looked before 15mins in a hot oven :)

Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

While preparing my Christmas menu and flipping through the lovely Veganomicon - I came across this recipe and it seemed so quick and easy I couldn't resist having a go! Half the recipe made the amount you see in the photo - they were heaven!!