Saturday, 29 January 2011

Potluck preview- Christmas Cookie Tree!

It may be January, but since the Scottish Vegans' Xmas potluck was postponed due to snow, I've also made a xmas cookie tree to take to it!

The cookie cutters were a gift from my friend Sylvia (thanks again!) and I used the Mum's Sugar Cookies recipe from The Garden Of Vegan by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard since it said I could use cutters for it. I've used basic icing mixing icing sugar and water to glue it together, then drizzled some over the top for a snowy look, then sprinkled more icing sugar snow on top...

I'm hoping it survives the journey in one piece now! :)

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My father-in-law's Broccoli and potato soup recipe

No photos atm sorry, because I couldn't find the camera when I was serving, but I will edit and add one next time I make this- and there WILL be a next time!

1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
450g broccoli florets and part of stalk, finely chopped
300g potatoes peeled and diced to 1cm cubes(about 1 medium potato)
2 pints vegetable stock
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1tsp garlic powder OR 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
ground black pepper and sea salt to taste

-sweat onion over a gentle heat till transparent
-add broccoli, potatoes, stock and seasonings
-simmer over gentle heat until potato is soft (about 15 minutes)
-liquidize the soup
-reheat if needed then serve

goes beautifully with croutons or crusty bread!