On the menu – Christmas food

Sunday On the Sunday before Christmas I made lebkuchen from a recipe from Great British Bake Off’s Christmas book. I had remembered making lebkuchen last Christmas and absolutely loving them and I thought that I’d used this recipe, I only checked afterwards (🤦‍♀️) but the recipe I used last year was from a Lorraine Pascale…

On the menu – Roasted Butternut Squash Bowl with Queso

Wednesday This is an adapted version of Minimalist Baker’s Butternut Squash Bowl with queso adapted from this (non-vegan) recipe from Recipe Tin Eats. I was making this quickly / didn’t have all the spices, so if I were making this again, I would definitely add more spices but either way it’s delicious and that queso,…

On the menu – quinoa taco meat

Monday The not eating soy, chickpeas and lentils is getting a real drag, soy not so much so, although it’s a pain how much stuff has soy in but oh lentils! What I would do for a lentil bolognese or a taste of lentil sloppy joe. I am planning on trying some gentle reintroduction, starting…

On the menu – spring roll bowl and jerk aubergine

Monday (Underneath all that is noodles) This is my slightly adapted version of Pinch of Yum Spring Roll Bowls, I missed the herbs, although they would have been nice, as would have been the peppers (the recipe suggested serrano peppers, which I’ve never seen here, I think jalapeños would have been a good substitute but…

On the menu – more social media cooking

Friday This was Vegan Singapore Noodles from the ever excellent Minimalist Baker. As you can see, I managed to cremate the vegetables a bit, so I’ll reduce the cooking time a bit next time (and there will be a next time) but otherwise this was delicious and rather spicy. NB: I’m still avoiding soy, hence…

On the menu – more spice

Saturday I, um, bought a book recently by one of the Hemsley sisters because I confused them with those Welsh-Italian sisters who did a lovely cookery show with pasta. Anyway, I bought it, I know I could have got a Kindle refund but I thought I’d have a quick look first and …. I decided…

On the menu – health food kick

Friday I can not get enough of Minimalist Baker’s recipes at the moment; I’m not vegan or gluten free but the recipes are perfectly adaptable if you don’t mind some dairy or gluten in your food and anything that increases my wholegrain, fruit and vegetable intake is fine by me. I thought I’d give the…

On the menu – a mish-mash

Friday Smarties flapjack from Tanya Bakes; this was nice, although me trying to cheat a little, as I didn’t have the right size tin, didn’t work too well, as putting it into one half of a bigger tin just meant that some of the sugary – buttery goodness leached out. Still, even with that, the…