Well I I went out for a proper vegetarian experience and that's when I slipped. When I am in control of my own cooking, I am focused - but invite me to go out for a meal, and I rarely go out for a meal especially to a exclusively Vegetarian restaurant where a vegetarian can be spoiled for choice, then anything can happen. And it did, I was in Manchester recently with the lovely Choclette of Tin and Thyme (formerly Chocolate Log Blog) and was tempted by something I saw on the menu at 1847 . I genuinely completely forgot about my Veganuary pledge and was swayed by the...wait for it ...Beer Battered Halloumi with mushy pea emulsion, lemon curd and greens (see tweeted image from Choclette below). Its not that I am mad about cheese either, but salty chewy halloumi coated in light crisp batter, just got me greedy with excitement. And the verdict, it was delicious, even the chips were awesome. I have no regrets.
Anyway, I get back home this afternoon and want something a bit more comforting to eat and was reminded of a recipe for Leek Rostiflette by Sarah Beattie who shared it a couple of days ago on her Facebook page for National Cheese Lovers Day. You can also find the recipe in Meat Free Any Day.
Its been a little while since I cooked a dish with leeks. It was only when I was sauteeing the leeks that I was reminded of its lovely sweetness. The leeks were then stirred into some grated potatoes that D cooked yesterday for mash, (he has a tendency to make way too much of anything he cooks) and carefully scraped it into a large baking dish finishing it off with sliced triangular chunks of Camembert cheese that was left over from New Years Eve.
This rich and comforting dish was served simply with some good veggie sausages and a dash of brown sauce for the Tamarind kick! As the cooked potatoes were from yesterday and the Camembert cheese left over from New Years Eve, I have decided to share Sarah Beattie's Leek Rostiflette was with Elizabeths's Kitchen for No Waste Food Challenge.
|Image from @Choclette8 Twitter|