Dal with peas & yoghurt, spicy sweetcorn fried rice, spinach.
Fried rice is a good way to use up veg leftovers, and the dal is a quick and simple version - cook red & yellow dal in water until soft, fry your spices of choice & tomatoes in coconut oil, stir into the dal. Squeeze o lemon juice. Serve.
Roast courgette quinoa salad with parsley miso tahini dressing.
The dressing is a version of the ‘green goddess’ from ‘Appetite for Reduction’, which is amazing. Even if you fuck with it, it’s amazing.
I used 3 cloves garlic, a handful of parsley, half a small red onion, blitzed up. Added some nooch, 3 big blobs of sweet white miso, a couple of tbsp tahini & enough water to make a good consistency.
Ugh there are some ridiculously good recipes in AFR, all of the dressings are incredible!
Chocolate coffee mousse pie with vanilla ice cream & a sprinkle of cinnamon.
The recipe is from Vegan Pie in the Sky by Isa & Terry, which you should totally get.
The photo is rubbish, mainly because I couldn’t wait to eat the pie. So good! Pretty simple too, the mousse is coconut milk, cashews, coffee, chocolate, vanilla & agar.
Only eating stuff from the Prashad book forever.
Ugh this book is so good! Pash and Sarah were visiting so I made a feast of spicy goodness.
Seedy spicy sweetcorn
An invented mixed veg masala
Carrot & paprika rice
Coconut coriander cashew sauce
Vegan naan (from Leeds market)
We found a sweeeet little veggie cafe in Halifax!
Ginger is on Northgate in Halifax, above the Food Therapy healthfood shop. It’s right opposite the bus depot.
We actually found it at the end of last year, but I thought I’d lost the pics. I had a lovely peppery mushroom soup, and a veg sausage sandwich.
It’s reasonably priced, tasty food. The owners seem like decent people, and certainly on the day we were there, super busy. There seem to be a good selection of vegan cakes too.
The other exciting discovery is that there is a Calderdale Veg*n Group that meets there.
I haven’t been able to make any of them yet, as they always seem to be when I’m at work, but I’m looking forward to meeting some local veg*n peeps.
SUSHI AT SALLY & SCOTT’S!
Lovely mango with fresh mint & sorbet for desert too. Ate that too quick to pic.
We hung out with our buddies Sally and Scott and their adorable Canadian rescue dog Tia. Tia barks pretty much every time you move, until she gets relaxed and goes in for the belly rub. S&S sometimes put a Tshirt on her to calm her down (it feels like a hug), which is fully AWESOME.
So I made the ‘Basic Cashew Cream Cheese’ from ‘Artisan Vegan Cheese’, and it’s REALLY GOOD.
Here it is on a sesame bagel, with sundried tomatoes and black olives.
Home made seitan pepperoni & rocket, and a glass of Rejuvelac.
It’s been a while, but the cream cheese is REALLY like I remember it, in a way that the bought ones kind of aren’t.
It does that going warm and gooey thing when it’s on a toasted bagel.
Next stop BRIE!
Also, Rejuvelac is WEIRD but I kind of like it.