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Vegan MoFo Day 29 – Snacks, or Cool Packaging
October 29, 2011, 6:21 pm
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Nothing great to post today, bad night shift, sleep, and now I gotta go do it again. So, here’s some snacks we bought last week.

Ste got this seaweed, check out Cartman-esque character dying from the spice! I hate seaweed, I want to like it, but its just so gross. Tastes like stinking beaches to me, ugh! I gave it a go, hoping that the hot & spicy flavour might make it edible. Nope, still disgusting! I even had to hide the packet because I kept thinking I could smell it everywhere. Sorry seaweed fans! Ste liked it though.

I went for this noodle snack that comes in an awesome medicine pot style container.

Yum! Like noodle crack. Broken up salty, sugary, MSG-y noodles. Somehow I’ve managed to make them last til now, although I probably could’ve downed the pot in one (its the right size to pour direct into your mouth!), and then lost my tastebuds for a week due to the salt.

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Vegan MoFo Day 28 – Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
October 28, 2011, 5:16 pm
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I don’t think I’ve ever tried biscotti before, but after drooling over some picture on the MoFo reader I thought I’d give them a go. I decided on the chocolate hazelnut ones from Veganomicon, how can you go wrong with that combination.



Vegan MoFo Day 26 – Non-rainbow vegan
October 26, 2011, 11:06 am
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If you relax your eyes this photo just turns into one beige-y mass. Lets just say thats because of my plate and chopping board, cos the food is delicious!

I bought Vegan Soul Kitchen a week or two ago and this my first go at making anything from it. There are loads of great sounding recipes in here, I went with simple ones due to work and having veg that needs using up, but I’ll be trying more adventurous ones soon! This is the Cumin-Cayenne Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and the Spicy Smothered Cabbage.

Making the mash must’ve been my first time really caramelizing onions! Like little raisins! Usually I get impatient and think “yeah thats done” or just end up with them being burnt. Ste is the no 1 mash fan so def will be making again when he’s back. The cabbage is lovely spicy-sweet and really quick to make.

I originally intended to serve this with the Rosemary Tofu Cubes, but I’m trying to use up whats in before spending more. I’ve photographed them alone but will eat with some LMCs after work tonight. Will probably daydreaming about it all shift!



Vegan Mofo Day 25 – Awesome Sandwich
October 25, 2011, 10:10 pm
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Yesterday I picked up some of this Dragonfly smoked tofu as it was reduced. I love smoked tofu so have been tempted to try this before, but the small size and big(ish) price has always put me off, this was the perfect excuse to give it a go.

I dry fried it and put it in this badboy.

Poshy olive bread, cheesly (put on the roll in oven to get nice and melty), smoked tofu, tofu sour cream, and sauteed peppers and onion. Yum! I always want sandwiches like this but can never justify buying all the ingredients just for a sandwich. This time everything came along at the right time – the bread and veg (was a fajita veg bag) were both from my dad (past their sell by goodies), cheesly leftover from nachos, sour cream leftover from burritos and the tofu on sale. Great!

Verdict n the tofu – while it was really nice in the sandwich it wasn’t all that smoky. I might buy it again for this price but full whack I’d rather pay a bit more and get the Tai Fun stuff. Has anyone tried the other Dragonfly stuff? I half-remember trying the soysage stuff years ago and finding it pretty meh.

Also! The awesome Retro Vegan has very kindly picked me as a Liebster Blog! The idea is to pass it along to 5 blogs with less than 200 follwers. Well, every blog I was thinking of has already been given it! And, I have no idea how many followers they have. But giving no love would be mean so here’s some recommendations anyway. Some old favourites (old meaning probably discovered last MoFo!) and others new to me –

vegan.in.brighton

Tea and Sympatico

fatgayvegan

single male vegan

Vegan… but not scary

I’ve found lots of great blogs through the MoFo reader but then forgot to bookmark or subscribe, doh! Anyone got any UK blogs to recommend?



Vegan MoFo Day 24 – Nachos!
October 24, 2011, 8:48 pm
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This morning Ste got the train off to Wales to see his Grandad for a few days. That means time to eat foods he doesn’t like! At first I was thinking I’d just eat healthy stuff, kale city like. But no, after making tofu sour cream for burritos the other day I ended up with lots leftover. When I asked what uses sour cream all he came up with was burritos and nachos. I don’t need to sit and eat a whole load of nachos by myself I thought. I was wrong.

Tortilla chips, black beans, cheesly, salsa and sour cream. Amazing!! Definitely would like to make this again when having friends over. Nacho party!



Vegan MoFo Day 21 – Coconut Curry Noodles
October 21, 2011, 4:33 pm
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When I got up yesterday, I half watched an episode of Ken Hom Travels With A Hot Wok (or summat like that) while internetting. He was in singapore and finished with a coconut-y curry-y rice noodle dish. It got me craving it. Unfortunately I wasn’t paying much attention at the beginning and missed what spices he put in (other than curry powder). I had a go at making something similar, mine is probably a million miles from how its meant to taste but still pretty damn nice.

This is my first time cooking rice noodles in broth/sauce for any significant amount of time. They absorb the flavours great!



Vegan MoFo Day 20 – Pepperoni Pizza
October 20, 2011, 2:09 pm
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Before:

After:

Dough from VWAV, passata, sauteed peppers and onion with garlic, Edam Cheesly and Redwood pepperoni slices.  Very nice.