Sunday, 28 December 2008

Seasons' Eatings!

And a belated merry xmas to you all!

Now, these chickpea cutlets from the Veganomicon recipe weren't our actual xmas dinner, but they would have made a really nice one! I quadrupled the sage to give the flavour a nice hint of xmas stuffing and served it alongside some very festive cranberry sauce.

For our actual xmas dinner Jay and I went to his parents and had a very tasty vegetable soup with crusty rolls for starters(sorry there's no photos, I was too busy eating!) and a Redwoods' Celebration Roast for all of the non-meat eaters, served alongside all the trimmings(brussels' sprouts, roast tatties and parsnips, mashed turnip, cauliflour, carrots) for our main course.

For pudding we had a tasty vegan xmas pudding with squirty soya cream- yummy!

And after that- as if we weren't already well and truly stuffed!- we had this lovely black forest gateaux homemade by Jay's parents, pictured below for you to drool over...

Sunday, 7 December 2008

100th post, so here's some cake to celebrate!

Blogger is being weird and not letting me write directly under my first picture, so I'll just have to write here!

Since it's Jay's birthday in a few days, he wanted some cake to celebrate. (I think I may have mentioned this before, but he's type 1 diabetic so isn't normally allowed sugar, although his doctors have said to him that it's okay to take a little extra insulin and have a sweet treat on special occasions like birthdays and xmas etc). So I made the chocolate wacky cake with nut butter icing from How it all Vegan by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard. This may not be the fanciest cake in the world, but it was delicious, especially to a peanut butter lover like Jay!

The second picture is of Grassingtons' Beef-style peppered steaks from their new vegan Gardein range, which I'm gradually working my way through and taste testing, as you can probably tell from my last post! They were delicious and get full marks for taste, but sadly lose they some points for being very expensive at £1-99 and quite small, and don't make a very filling meal for all that money. 3/5