Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 17: What I Ate Wednesday

It's Wednesday so it's time to bore you all with what I ate yesterday! :)

It started well, with a juice (beetroot, carrot, cucumber, ginger, apple)

But then I couldn't be arsed to make a proper brekkie so I had toast and golden syrup!


I had a muffin around 10 with a cup of tea (the recipe for these is HERE if you want it)

And I found a cherry Chupa Chup and ate that when I was flagging about 12!

For lunch I had some leftover cooked kamut so I made a salad with some cucumber, sweetcorn, Vbites tuna and a dressing of rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Oh and sriracha! It was good.

Then I had one of these funny donut nectarines, it was a bit underripe! But look how cute... it fits in my TINY food box!


For dinner I had pasta shells with some bolognaise style sauce made with Tesco's frozen soya mince and lots of vegusto melted grated on top before sticking it under the grill.

I had some broccoli and cauliflower on the side that I tossed in vitalite and nooch!

And I will probably have one of these in a minute before I go to bed!

Happy humpday all!

Laterz
xXx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 16: Veganising Jamie


Tonight's recipe from Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meals is one that I've been fancying ever I first watched the episode where he made it. I love soup and I love nachos. WIN!  Also, I thought I might actually be able to manage this in 15 minutes* because it's so simple. This recipe was already vegetarian and I only had to make a couple of dairy swaps to make it vegan.

(*I didn't!)

Mexican Tomato Soup
 
Recipe Link: It's not on Jamie's site, but someone has posted the recipe HERE.

Actual Time Taken: This took me just under 19 minutes from when the ingredients and equipment were all out and ready.


My Substitutions
- I subsituted soya yoghurt for dairy yoghurt
- I substituted some vegusto mild cheese for the feta
- I subsituted Violife cheese for pizza for the cheddar

Verdict
This was yummy and easy.  I loved the crispy cheesy nachos that went along with it and the toppings. My tortilla chips were a little saltier than I'd like but overall they were great.  I fed this to my Dad, Bro & Sis-in-Law and if we hadn't scarfed the leftovers, it would've comfortably fed mum too!

My favourite part was the jalapeno/mint yoghurt! Damn this shiz was good! I'd make that again to go with any Mexican inspired dish, it was awesome!



So, the cheese....
I bought this when I was in Infinity in Brighton at the weekend (seriously, if I lived in Brighton I would be bankrupt and it would be that shop's fault!!) and it was great.  It was a son of biatch to get out of the packet but it tasted very mild and it melted beautifully. Can't wait to try it on pizza!


Hope you're having a good week!

Laterz
xXx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 15: Muffin Monday

It's Monday already, how did that happen.And no, Muffin Monday isn't a new MoFo theme, I just like alliteration.

But anyway, I made muffins yesterday and they turned out good, if a bit mutated, so I thought I'd post the recipe, as I haven't posted a recipe for a while.  I'm sure there's a billion similar recipes on the tinternet but sod it, have another!

I'm gonna call them chunky monkeys too because, nuts & chocolates & bananas and stuff.
Yes, those are Christmas muffin liners. It's all I could find and hey, there's only 100 days to go!! You're welcome. :p

Chunky Monkey Muffins
Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
3 overripe bananas
1 cup unsweetened soy or other non-dairy milk of your choice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sunflower or rapeseed (canola) oil
2 tsps vanilla paste or extract1 tsp maple extract (optional but awesome!)
1 cup of sugar
 
Dry Ingredients
2 cups self-raising flour (or if you don't have that, use plain flour and 1 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp baking soda)
1/2 cup oats
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp allspice
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper liners.

Mash the bananas, they don't have to be totally smooth, some texture is good. Then mix in the rest of the wet ingredients until combined.

Then add in all the dry ingredients and stir until just combined; don't over-mix.

Once combined, divide between the muffin cases (I totally overfill every time I do muffins, so I only got 11!) and bake for around 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Try to wait longer than 30 seconds before troughing one to avoid burning the crap outta your tongue. Not that that happened!!

Laterz
xXx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 14: Sandwich Sunday

So for my second installment of Filthy Sandwich Sunday, I'm bringing you an old favourite of mine. I've lost count of the times I used to come home after a few sherbets and shakily shove a cheese sandwich in the microwave. There's no time to heat up (or clean) a toastie maker when the drunken munchies have set in!

Microwaved Cheese & Ham Sandwich

Wait wait come back.... it's good I promise!

OK it's filth but that's the point of this series, right.  So more often than not I would just use cheese but oftentimes there was also ham.  So I used a violife original slice and some vbites ham.  You need to use the crappest, filthy cheap white bread you can find, lots of of vitalite and then shove the whole lot in the microwave for about a minute, until the cheese is gooey and melted.

I am seriously impressed with how well the Violife melted. Look at it... YEAH!!

I made this yesterday for Jojo and she was very VERY suspicious of me.  She called me a savage and made me a fancy panini, but it was kind of crap. I mean it was edible but ermagerd - daiya provolone is GROSS!  But I won her and Nick round with my filthy creation.

For more info, check out Jojo's blog but here's a pic of said fancy panini!

She also made a mac n cheese toastie with Earth Balance boxed mac which was delightful and inspired!

Hope you all had a good weekend, MoFos!

Laterz
xXx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 13: Soup and a toastie

I was hoping to give you an awesome soup recipe today but alas, it was a bit meh! This was dinner the other night.

Sweetcorn chowder inspired soup and a cheezly and tomato toastie. And some salad and mayo with a tonne of Franks in!!

Hope you're all having a good weekend. I'm off to brighton to hang with Jojo and eat dirty sandwiches! Yay!!

Laterz
xXx

Friday, 12 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 12: A Friday Favourite

My Friday Favourite this week are Willards FLINGS!! I bought these for my first instalment of filthy sandwich sunday and then ate the rest of the bag in an embarrassingly short space of time. I'm too scared to open the second bag as I will trough the lot!  

I got these from Amazon!

It's the weekend... WOO!! Have a good one MoFo'ers! :)

Laterz
xXx

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 11: Veganising Jamie

Today's veganised 15 Minute Meal is thai chicken Laksa with mildly spiced squash broth.  I made the full recipe which is meant to feed 4 and not only did it comfortably feed me and my bro & sis-in-law, but there are enough noodles left to do 2 more portions.  

I used RealEat Chicken style pieces in place of the chicken and I left out the fish sauce (just added a bit more soy to compensate).  

I used less noodles than it said to but I think that there were too many for 4 and I only used 1 bunch of asparagus not 2, as a second wouldn't have fitted in my pan.  There definitely wasn't as much liquid in mine as Jamie's seemed to have. So I'd add a bit more water (or less noodles next time).

Also, it's not a very specific recipe when it comes to the amount of squash; mine was kind of a monster and I didn't even cut half of it off, but it still completely filled up the bowl of my food processor, packed.  I used about 3 good handfuls of it, the rest is gonna go into my freezer for future laksa emergencies! :)




As 3 of us loved this, as demonstrated by the 3 empty bowls!

Recipe Link: Thai Chicken Laksa

Actual Time Taken: 19 minutes ish (well about 17 minutes till I turned off the stove top and about another 2 minutes to tip out the chicken and scatter with the garnishes) once all the ingredients were out and the food processor was ready etc.  I cheated a wee bit... I stopped the timer twice when I forgot to get a couple of ingredients out. But I figure had I got them out in the first place this would be about right.

My substitutions:
- I subbed Real eat chicken style pieces for the chicken.
- I left out the fish sauce and added a bit extra soy sauce
- I subbed agave for the honey

Verdict: Awesome, really really awesome.  AND omni-family approved.

Bonus dumb selfie of the day... do you guys like my new tiny mug?  Excuse me, I believe I ordered the large cappuccino! HELLO!?

Laterz
xXx