81 posts tagged food
Braided cinnamon roll twist with a lemon glaze and crushed, toasted pecans.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out! I don’t think I’ve ever worked with enriched dough before, only plain and simple bread dough, so I was a little worried but everything turned out perfectly. The top is crispy and delectable but the inside is soft, fluffy and just oozes cinnamon goodness. It was meant to be a wreath but I didn’t make the strips long enough, so instead it’s a twist, but I still think it looks pretty impressive! :)
Recipe can be found here.
Aubergine and tofu parcels wrapped in courgette, with Israeli spiced couscous, apricots, sultanas, buttery new potatoes, Chantenay carrots and baby corn.
-My meal from when we went out for Mother’s Day last Sunday! I’ve never seen tofu on a menu before in a place that wasn’t only vegetarian. It’s always refreshing to see that the chef has taken as much time over the vegetarian options as he would the fish/meat option, rather than stuff a pepper and call it a day. Anyway, this was awesome!
Homemade sweet potato, broccoli, pea and mozzarella quiche for the fam on #vegetarian night! :D #healthy #food
Cocoa cinnamon “5 Minute Baked Banana Oatmeal” with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, crushed walnuts, all natural peanut butter and a drizzle of honey.
We (Phil, Saskia & myself) went to Tampopo for lunch today at Cabot Circus. We went for the lunch deal, where you get 2 courses for £7.95 which at first I thought sounded like a fab deal, however the portions weren’t very big at all!
I had the “Goi Cuon -Fresh rice-paper rolls filled with vegetables, glass noodles & Asian herbs, served cold, with soy & ginger” to start. These were nice, if a little rubbery, and there was too much coriander for my liking (cilantro) but nevertheless they were pretty enjoyable.
Then I had the “Com Hué - Wok-fried rice from the imperial city of Hué, flavoured with sesame seeds, lemongrass & coriander”. I really enjoyed this; it was incredibly flavourful and had some lovely tofu with it - HOWEVER - there was so much garlic (which I must be immune to because I barely acknowledged it) that when I arrived home my parents could smell me from metres away. Not even joking. My friends were awfully polite and didn’t say a thing, so I never would have known had it not been for my blunt parents, haha!
I’d go back, but I’d choose something less garlicky next time and only if I had a bit more money so I could get a variety of dishes. :)
My first ever taco… and it’s vegan! My Ma bought some taco shells and salsa on a whim - luckily there was enough for me too. :D
I made the “meat sauce” using Sainsbury’s own soya mince, red onion, mushrooms, red pepper and baby corn, then added tomato paste, smoked paprika, cumin, s&p, cayenne pepper and reduced sodium soy sauce.
The shells are filled with the “meat”, shredded carrot and lettuce, and after this photo was taken I slathered on some tomato salsa. It was pretty darn delicious! I don’t know if this is what taco shells are usually filled with, but I liked it anyway. :)
Carrot, zucchini and red pepper “noodles” with cherry tomatoes and chopped almonds, in a tahini/lime juice/nutritional yeast/cumin/coconut milk dressing.
Raw salad, yum. The dressing was pad Thai inspired after watching a few vegan pad Thai recipes on youtube - I just used what I had on hand and it was creamy and delicious!
My energy soared after this morning’s smoothie, so I assumed it would drop again, but I’ve eaten all raw food since then and I’m still on an energy high! I can see why people rave about the raw food diet if it makes you feel this great all the time. :)
Stir fry and couscous with peas.
-red bell pepper, spinach, zucchini, mangetout, baby corn, broccoli.
Simple, but if flavoured correctly, very, very delicious. I added some mango chutney, reduced sodium soy sauce, maple syrup and black pepper to the veggies once softened in a little water (alternatively you can use oil) and topped with flaked almonds once done. With the couscous, I soaked the grain in half water and half vegetable stock, stirred in a little toasted coconut and boiled some petit pois separately, mixing them in last minute. :)
2 1/2 Weetabix with unsweetened almond milk, banana, red grapes, pumpkin seeds and cashews. :)
Chocolate/banana spread over an organic brown rice cake, with cinnamon and slivered almonds.
Mm, I love soup. And I was too lazy to make croutons, so I just threw in some Japanese rice crackers (my new obsession) and they worked really well!
Fresh tomato and basil soup with pumpkin seeds, Japanese rice crackers and an un-pictured rice cracker for dipping. :)
Wholemeal English muffin with peanut butter and banana. :)
Wholewheat cereal, red grapes, goji berries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and unsweetened almond milk.
Still no bananas in the house. :(
Mid-morning snack - dried mango, Japanese rice crackers, 3 almonds and a Brazil nut.
Breakfast this morning - a slice of wholewheat toast with peanut butter and pumpkin seeds and a crisp braeburn apple. :)