Tabbouleh– a traditional Arabic salad based around bulgar wheat, tomatoes and parsley but you needn’t stop there. Onions, mint, cucumber, chilli, coriander- basically any fresh, flavoursome or crunchy raw ingredients. You can even swap the bulgar for couscous or rice but I don’t know why you would. For me, it’s the firm texture and nutty […]Read More Tabbouleh
Veganstock! It’s like Woodstock only the people are selfrighteously clean about everything! I jest, I jest. To make your vegan stock you first need to catch 4 Vegans and hang them to cure in a cool dry place and oh alright fine I shall be serious. OK. Some time in the new year I was […]Read More Veganstock!
Ooooh, look at that bad boy! We all know the value of a pumpkin as a potentially artistic candle holder, but what about that lesser seen exotic option of actually eating the bloody thing?!? Every Halloween something like an actual billion tonnes of fresh Jack-O-Lantern innards end up in the bin, unloved and uneaten. Ok […]Read More Pumpkin Soup
Ye Gods I’m going to start getting hate mail from the local butchers soon but here goes, it’s Vegetarian Day according to Google. I have unintentionally fallen into line with this by coming home and knocking up a big pot of spicy beans. This is because I still have stock to use up from the […]Read More Chilli Non Carne
<—–I ate this last night, and it was bloody marvellous. I don’t regret a single mouthful- I’ve been the to the gym four times this week and celebrated a relationship milestone so yeah, guilt free treats all round. But now I’m facing the start of another week and as I sit here in front of […]Read More The Vegan Diaries- a post script
Yes, the end draws nigh. It’s been emotional. That was a lie, but I’ll get to that later, yet looking back on a week it’s not been so bad. It’s not been so great either but there have been many learning points on the way. I don’t know that I have any great insights to […]Read More The Vegan Diaries- Day Seven: The Debunk
Way back in the day when I first decided to take on this vegan thing (about a week ago) one of my reasons for picking this time period was that I could be sure for a whole week that I was neither going to have nor be a dinner guest. This ended up not being […]Read More The Vegan Diaries: Day Six- Sorry, I’m Vegan.
If Vegan was an actual person, rather than a whole lifestyle thing, and that actual person walked into my living room right now, I think I would punch Vegan in the face. If I had the strength to lift my arms that is. And then Vegan would no doubt kick my arse into next friday […]Read More The Vegan Diaries. Day Five- The Veganator
Lethargic. Cranky. Light sensitive. Headache. Snotty. Lack of appetite. Sore throat. Having studied the symptoms carefully I can conclude that either: A: I have contracted some hideous, debilitating vegan borne disease that will doubtless destroy me before the week is out. B: I’m getting a cold. Option A might be more likely than you think, […]Read More The Vegan Diaries: Day Four- Veganitis.
Day three and all is well. Bought the sugars back into balance with some liberal addition of chickpeas and cut down on the fruit. Having said that I’m sitting here with a big old glass of apple juice. D’oh. If there is a pain threshold associated with these things I must have passed it. I’m […]Read More The Vegan Diaries- Day Three and no clever tag line.