Thursday, 18 January 2018

Spring Onion Salad Dressing for Pasta

Gusts of 80 mph winds last night and the early hours of the morn kept us on edge as we slipped between sleep and being awake.

We heard smashing glass and imagined that our greenhouse was gone. We heard gushing from the pounding rain on the window panes and the wind howling; and feared that the big tree behind our house may fall and cause our home some damage and there was nothing we could do.  It sounded a lot worse than it actually was.  Yes there were smashed glass panes and it will be frustrating for D, as it is every year he has to patch it together. But thankful it was not worse. The tree behind our house is strong and home to many birds.  I hope it withstands the battering of climate change. as for the greenhouse, - I always wonder will we ever live in a place where the greenhouse withstands mother natures torment.  I say this as every year, no matter where we have lived our greenhouse has been damaged by the natural elements.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Spicy Tomato Pasta Bake with Vegan Chorizo

I have mentioned before that one of the most popular recipes on my blog is the vegan Chorizo sausages made with vital wheat gluten thanks to Terry Hope Romero.  

Since vital wheat gluten is a lot more accessible now from Suma Wholefoods and stocked by many health food stores across the UK,including most cities in Wales.  I have been making it every year, but this is not to say that we indulge in faux meat all the time or that our meals have to be 'seitan faux 'meat' and two veg', its is actually not as I still find the texture of faux meat, especially seitan 'meat' unusual.  For a veggie Sunday Roast, I would still always favour a nutroast in place of a 'Seitan' Roast with Stuffing.  However, saying all that I do like to experiment and those of you who know me now through blogging, will know that I do enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with new ingredients, but always with fruit and vegetables.  After all, I am sure if you do your research, my humble blog would have been the first in the UK  showing the versatility of fruit and vegetables, for example putting vegetables, other than carrots, parsnips and pumpkins into desserts, but lets ignore that.    


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Vegetarian Chorizo Potato Hand Pies

One of the most popular recipes on my blog is the vegan Chorizo sausages made with vital wheat gluten.  Since vital wheat gluten is a lot more accessible now from Suma Wholefoods and stocked by many health food stores across the UK, I have been making it every year, but this is not to say that we indulge in faux meat all the time, we actually don't, as I still find the texture of faux meat unusual.  However, saying all that I do like to experiment and those of you who know me now through blogging, will know that I do enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with new ingredients, but always with fruit and vegetables

The recipes makes six vegan chorizo sausages and we often consume them all before the week is over incorporated into different meals.
Here is the first, vegetarian Chorizo Hand Pies as it has feta cheese in it.  My vegan readers can of course substitute the salty feta cheese with an alternative.  I have served it here with some green salad and grated beetroot.