There was one last weekend and another is battering us in Wales as I write. The mighty force of the high winds means people cannot stand up in the wind and rain. There are floods, Welsh river bursting banks and landslides in coal mining communities. Every year our greenhouse, no matter where we have lived - our greenhouse has got a battering and we have had slates come off the roof and water pour in. This year alongside fretting about the same things as other people in their homes. I am also looking out the back window as we are the only house in the street with a big tree behind us and a number of its branches have fallen, so its quite frightening time watching it sway quite furiously in the wind. I tell myself the tree has probably been there longer than the house, so will hold, but it still makes me nervous. Needless to say, I have not ventured out, but D has braved the weather and has been out in the garden to fill the bird feeders.
I am sharing a dish I made a little while back from the cookbook Vegan Mock Meat Revolution by Jackie Kearney. Its another book that was gifted to me by D.
The recipe Green Jackfruit and Three Bean Chilli was rich, thick, unctuous and comforting to eat. Lots of different flavours and spices.
It was good for us for two days as the recipe served six and my husband can eat for two people. The dumplings were lovely the first day, voluminous, but the following day (when I took this picture) the dumplings did not rise so well the following day, perhaps they were too cold from being in the fridge the previous day - not sure.
I also made Jackfruit Carnitas from the book, as I had all the ingredients to hand. However, my photograph below makes the recipe looked insipid compared to the colourful one in the cookbook that was golden and warming, but it tasted very good.
I am sharing this blog post with Weekend Cooking Event hosted by Beth Fish Reads, a weekly event that is open to anyone who has any kind of food related post to share.