Monday, 12 August 2013

Asparagus and smoked cheese salad

This is a very simple but tasty salad.  I put lettuce, spinach, red pepper, cucumber and spring onion in a bowl. Then added some smoked soya cheese chunks.  I then blanched some asparagus tips and drained and put on top then covered with freshly ground black pepper.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Strawberry and vanilla shortbread

This is my normal shortbread recipe with a teaspoon each of vanilla essence and strawberry flavouring. I wasn't sure if the flavour would work but judging by how quickly they were eaten it obviously did.

Spicy mushrooms with spinach salad

This is such a quick lunch but really full of flavour.  I lined the bottom of a bowl with spinach. Then I fried chopped mushrooms with cherry tomatoes and spring onion. I added some italian herbs and chilli powder for some flavour. Then I served it with some soya cheese sprinkled on top and some freshly ground black pepper.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Fried Marrow

I cut the marrow into small chunks and fried in vegetable oil until it started to brown. Then I added a covering of ground almonds, some finely chopped garlic and some salt.  Stirred it all together till it was crispy and served with raw fresh peas.

Noodles and Stir Fry

This is just a stir fry of onion, red peppers, fresh peas, cashew nuts and mushrooms with wholemeal noodles.

This meal takes about 10 minutes to make and can be seasoned with soya sauce, black pepper or sweet chilli sauce.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Birthday Cake

For this cake I used this recipe:

and simply added more flour instead of the cocoa powder.  I split it into two tins and when it was cooked left the two cakes to cool.  Then I put one half on a plate and covered with strawberry jam. The other half I added butter cream then I sandwiched them together.  I then put more cream on the top and added vegan sprinkles.

The buttercream was made by mixing Trex and icing sugar.

Spicy pepper and beans

Chop and small onion and fry in olive oil with some italian dried herbs.  Add two green peppers chopped quite small.  When they are startimg to brown  add a tin of red kidney beans (drained) and 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped). Then add one large chopped tomato and a quarter of a courgette, also chopped.

Season with salt, chilli powder and black pepper.