Favourite things Part 1

Over the last week I’ve been cooking up a storm, using all my favourite ingredients. Some, like lasagne, McVegan breakfast burgers, and caramel topping, I haven’t bothered to photograph. Others were more fortunate and without further ado, here’s the first batch! Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin and Walnut Stir-Fry Okay, actually I like to make this with…

Sweet Vegan Centerpiece for the White Christmas Challenge

I have never participated in a blog challenge before, not even Vegan MoFo. But there’s a first for everything and this year I have decided to enter the Very Good Recipes’ White Christmas Challenge. The challenge is quite simple: create a new recipe on the theme of “white christmas”. I knew immediately what I wanted…

Go Local – Karat Banana

One of the most amazing things here is the variety in bananas. For a girl from the land of one variety- that I don’t even know the name of, because they’re just “bananas” – its a little baffling, to be honest. I don’t know how many varieties there are, I’ve been told around 40, but…

Coconut Jam

My new official favourite food is Coconut Jam – a local caramel-like spread made from sugar, glucose and coconut (and sometimes Karat banana, something I’ll blog about later). It can be eaten straight out of the jar, put on pancakes, scones, or made into tarts, and it is soooo good. Being partial to all things…

Malay Feast

The night of our first Malaysian feast, I made “beef” rendang, red cooked “chicken”, and some herbed rice, each Malaysian dishes, according to the book. Beef rendang is ubiquitous, apparently, although I don’t think I had ever tried it prior to now. It is meat (or in this case seitan-ish stuff) cooked in coconut cream…

Birthday Round Up

It was my Birthday over the weekend, yay! My favourite part of birthdays is the cake… making the cake! I love making birthday cake, and thinking of new flavour-combinations, decorating, and, of course, the eating. In a fit of birthday happy, I decided to break from our usual programming and post this birthday cake recipe,…

Beans and Bananas

On our third and final night of Tanzanian eating, we tried coconut bean soup and baked green bananas in orange syrup. The coconut bean soup includes kidney beans, rice, coconut, tomatoes, curry powder and sweet green pepper (I’m starting to detect a theme here). In the information I have dug up about Tanzania, it seems…

How do you say “Epic Fail” in French?

According to the internets, it can’t be translated well, but a literal translation would be, “échec épique”. In French or in English,those are the best words to describe my attempt at creme caramel. I had this great idea, to make one with coconut milk and agar agar. It could have been great. I should have…