Sunday, 24 February 2013

A New Commitment...

I constantly chastise myself for not devoting more time to this blog. And so, from now on I will post every Sunday. It's my hope this will give you a reason to return and give me the motivation to make/do something new every week. Here goes:

After a little browsing in Holland & Barrett last week I came home with this haul (apologies for the unappetising photo).
(L-R)Free and Easy dairy free cheese flavour sauce, Granose meat-free burger mix,
Granovita mock duck,  Granovita vegetable pâté and Plamil egg free mayo.
I'd first had the egg free garlic mayo on a beautiful burger at Bestival so this was a win from the off. My (vegan sympathetic) housemate said: It's good, it's different, more oily than regular mayo. Tastes like a concentrated dressing. I'm a big fan and will sing it's praises to anyone who will listen so give it a try! There are other flavours in the range from Plamil, you can see them here and some supermarkets do egg free mayo too.
The pâté was another Bestival staple, spread on crackers it made a great snack but this was even nicer in a sandwich with granary bread and iceburg lettuce in my packed lunch.

The burger mix comes as dehydrated spaceman food, quite unappetising! All you have to do is add water, wait a minute, and shape and they start to look relatively meat like. Once they're frying you couldn't tell the difference. Another housemate looked over in surprise and said 'you're eating meat?!' In general I prefer these meat like burgers to the bean burgers that can be found in the freezer section at the supermarket but I'm committed to variety!

I was lazy with the cheese sauce and just mixed it with wholemeal pasta, I had hoped it might come close to Chef Chloe's mac 'n' cheese but it was really quite disappointing. It was very easy to make though and I'm hoping to use it in a lasagne soon, will report back on here of course!

The Mock duck is still sitting in the cupboard, I'm not sure how to use it to be honest. Perhaps in a pie? I'll have a google and let you know the results.

This week I've also made:
A super simple and utterly heavenly butternut squash soup (Recipe to come next week!)
A Balti curry with peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and mushrooms - I finally got brown rice to work for me!
5 mini carrot cakes from Chocolate Covered Katie - the oven ones were much better than the microwave attempt!

See you in seven days ;)
C x

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