16 May 2013
I am full of bright ideas. Like buying a chili plant
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27 April 2013
Visiting the lovely Mitsu is always a pleasure. Great company, great food and usually an exchange of vegan items of some description.
Great food this time includes Mitsu’s home-made lasagne (very tasty) with various salads bought by us guests. I am particularly fond of a cabbage, carrots, raisin salad with a touch of “mayonnaise” and dab of curry powder.
16 April 2013
I went to Mitsu’s last weekend. Another social event, another reason to bake treats = using my new favorite cook book = Ms Cupcakes cookery book!
This time I am making lemon curd slices. Looks simple enough….
11 April 2013
I took the leap, well the lift really, to floor 69 & 72 of the shard in celebration of my dad’s birthday. What a cracking view! I have to say it was worth the £25 (booked I advance, I never expected to say that.
01 April 2013
Although I am writing this on 1st April this is no April fool’s joke! I got back from a lovely week’s holiday and received Ms Cupcakes new cookery book in the post.
28 March 2013
Its important to shake your diet up, keep it interesting, healthy and sprinkled with a generous portion of treats. (more…)
22 March 2013
I want to make my own chocolate. Its not logical or rational, its a love thing. It is chocolate after all. And, ever the optimist, I thought it would be easy enough.
17 March 2013
Anything and everything we can!
Fry’s mince with gravy served with roasted carrots & sweet potato, green beans & broccoli
8 March 2013
Heres a fact that might surprise you….Fry’s is a South African company!! It was founded in 1991 and is family owned. By all accounts most supermarkets in SA are stocked with bright green Fry’s packets but it seems highly unlightly to me that the meat loving South Africans realise its a vegan product!
24 February 2013
I certainly think that Manna cookery course inspired me to get into the kitchen and be more creative, as usual not everything that I make turns out well but occasionally I surprise myself and surpass my best hope of an outcome.
This certainly happened with the 2nd attempt at a pumpkin, chickpea, spinach stew in a tomato sauce, serve with roasted pumpkin seeds & multi-grain quinoa. Colorful, healthy & tasty!
23 February 2013
I had a couple of bits (food items) purchased in NYC last year that I hadn’t yet eaten. Yes you are quite right to gasp in amazement. Especially when put together they make a banoffee pudding.
16 February 2013
Eugh. We all have to do it, some more than others. Its unavoidable, well it shouldn’t be, its a job that can be shared, and it should be…. the job is washing clothes.
What detergent do you use?
15 February 2013
Arguably you can eat a BLT at anytime of the day, for any meal and that includes snacks…. This one was for breakfast, note the cuppa in the background.
10 Feb 2013
After years and years of pasta consumption I have recently stopped eating it. It wasn’t really a plan, more of a thing. I really don’t miss it either which surprises me too! When I decided to make a lasagna I needed a pasta substitute and for me, on this occasion sweet potato was the perfect one.
18 – 20 January 2013
When you get a group of vegans together we talk food. Myself, Carol (@Mladymilu) & Kate (@katiemayshan) talked about food when we chopped, we talked about food when we cooked and we talked about food when we ate. Shortly after we finished eating and before we started cooking again we talked some more about food. I LOVED it, it was great. (more…)
18 – 20 January 2013
The fun and eating continues… Onward & upward. Time to make a dinner.
Dinner was a spinach enchilada with sour cream, guacamole & pineapple salsa. Followed by chocolate & green tea mouse and yes it was amazing!
18-20 January 2013
It was a last minute decision to join Manna cuisine cookery course in Dulverton, Somerset this weekend. I decided before the snow and despite the fairly heavy snow (by UK standards) I had no trouble with transport apart from a short 20 minute delay leaving London Paddington on the Friday. Phew.
11 January 2012
Not long into the New Year I received a message from Mits suggesting dinner at Shabu Shabu. Good company was guaranteed but what about the food?