Yesterday's prompt was reach out! make a new vegan friend and tell us about it. Its one of the reasons I am participating in Vegan Mofo and for me that is reaching out. Saying that its also nice to be reacquainted with Rose from Dandylion Vegan Blog and if I had to tell you about a lovely vegan friend, there are quite a few in my real life and quite a few that I have met on blogosphere, so to single one out would be unfair. I love them all in different ways, they know who they are.
And today's prompt is most retro recipe. I have a couple of recipes that I consider to be retro on my blog, some are vegan like this Lemon Cherry Tofu Cheesecake and this Chilli Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake, but many other retro recipes are vegetarian. Some of course can easily be veganized like this retro Kiev's, but instead I am sharing these two rather large vegan Hand Raised Pies, its irrelevant what is in these vegan pies, its more about the size, because this time size does matter.
These kind of hand raised (moulded by hand) pies remind me of retro, proper old fashion, traditional vegetarian eateries in the 1960 and 1970s like Cranks. There are still places around that serve a slice from a large pie with a side salad such Crumbs Kitchen in Cardiff and Royce Rolls Cafe in Bristol, but this is fast declining as many people are preferring individual pies like those seen at Pieminister. I do however think larger pies are making a comeback, have you seen people ordering savoury pie cakes for their wedding or other celebratory events?
I do make lots of individual pies due to demand, but when it comes to family and friends its the larger ones that I prefer making - not only because its a great way to share, there is also something quite retro about it. And if your still wondering what are in these pies, well one has Garlic and Mushrooms and the other is Paprika Mushroom.