Thursday, 22 February 2018

Giant Cous Cous Salad

Is it the weekend yet?

I know I should not be wishing my life away, but its been a busy week with me having to work two late evenings that meant that I did not get home until just after 10 made, so I am ready for a break. 
Also I guess we are still far away from the weekend if I am about to talk about my work lunch.

I had not planned to make this Giant Cous Cous Salad, but we had nothing in the fridge as that particular weekend neither of us felt well enough to leave the house and venture far.  In the fridge I found half a butternut squash left over from Tagine I made a few days back and some red peppers.  I know peppers are not in season, I know that - but I always have them  for colour and for convenience to throw together dishes like this; and for some reason I had picked up a fennel bulb.  I also came across a packet of Jumbo or Giant Cous Cous that I thought would make a change from our usual pasta salad lunches. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Red Pepper Hearts and Butter Beans

I made one of my favourite and standby Chili recipes in readiness for the upcoming working week, but for a change I substituted the Black Beans with Butter Bean; and of course with Valentines Day being around the corner, I thought I would adorn the naked butter beans with some Red Pepper hearts.

Truth is though, we don't do Valentines - we never really have.  I just like any excuse to bring out my heart shaped cookie cutters and play with them for either sweet or savoury dishes.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

A Whole Lot of Fudge In My Kitchen

I really thought I was not going to be able to join in with In My Kitchen this month, but here I am with a little time on my hands to participate, before I get back to what I really should be doing...  
Early on in the month in My Kitchen were some Red Brussels Sprouts.  I used them in a warm salad.  I have taken a photograph of it, but it does not do the dish or the sprouts any favours. 
D is a fan of beetroot, so I picked this up with plans to make Beetroot Pasta Salad for work.
In My Kitchen I am still enjoying foodie gifts from the festive holidays, as well as the Beetroot
savoury beetroot and poppy seed, smoked paprika and black pepper and Chive and Sea-salt biscuits that I shared last month, I also have some Charcoal Crackers from Cradoc's.  These were given to me by my nephew.  These dainty charcoal crackers were in a box described as a Welsh Hamper, stick with me as I have more from that hamper below to share.  Just a note, these must have been made special for Christmas as it is not presently listed on the Cradoc's website.  I consider myself lucky!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Vegan Green Meatballs

I have made this recipe before, but I called it Hara Masala Kofta aka Green Sauce Meatballs. I had served it with Spaghetti before, this time the Green Meatballs that happen to be vegan, were served with steamed Basmati rice.

The aromatic coriander green sauce clung beautifully to the mock 'meatballs'.  I enjoyed every mouthful.
By the way, my blogger friend The Veg Hog  is hosting #EatYourGreens Vegetarian and Vegan Blog challenge this month, so please do join in.   For those of you who have not participated before, please Follow this link on how to join in This Vegan Green Meatball recipe is my contribution to Eat Your Greens this month. 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Mushroom Wellington Roast Spiral

These Mushroom Wellington Roast Spirals  were inspired from my time in Glasgow and when we went to The 13th Note in Merchant City.  The 13th Note was my favourite vegetarian/vegan  eatery in Glasgow, plus it being a popular music venue too.  

At the time there were not that many vegetarian or vegan eateries in Glasgow, there was The 13th Note, Mono and Stereo which was well  hidden in an alley way, unless of course you knew where to look and of course we did.   And there was The 78 Cafe Bar near Kelvingrove Art Museum. but it was relatively new. There was also Grassroots that was close to the University of Glasgow but the the vegetarian - vegan cafe closed down in 2009, though I have recently learned that it has re-opened once again.  It was one of my haunts in my University days.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February Eat Your Greens hosted by The VegHog

Welcome back to Eat Your Greens challenge for 2018. 
The Veg Hog will be hosting #EatYourGreens challenge this month.  

For those of you who have not participated before, please Follow this link on how to join in