Kale and pumpkin gnocchi

This recipe is going to be very approximate. You are forewarned. I like kale. I don’t love it, I don’t have any kale™ merchanidse, I don’t feel the need to have pictures of kale on my clothes, and I don’t eat it in smoothies (partly because it tastes grassy, and partly because too much raw…

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…

Vegan Khinkali

It seems that every language, cultural or ethnic group who cook their food and have access to some sort of flour have their own version of the filling-filled pastry lump I know as a dumpling. Italy has ravioli, Russia has pelmeni and varenki, Poland has perogi, Azerbaijan has dushbere, Armenia has manti, Chile has pantrucas,…

Vegan Italy in Photos

Not too much chatter from me today, because I have neither recipes nor reviews to share. Italy has such good produce, pasta and pizza, that we hardly went out at all, I was so happy to cook simply. So, you’ll have to settle with vicariously enjoying what everything I ate and saw looked like. Belissima!…

Gnocchi, and the end of Italy week

I had forgotten all about making gnocchi, until I found this photo. I loosely followed the recipe from Vegan Yum Yum, ans served it up with tomato sauce (boy have we eaten a lot of that lately), and a big salad of lettuce, basil, mint and silverbeet from our garden, and some cucumber from a…

The Food of Romance

We don’t do Valentine’s day at our place, but we do celebrate our love! (too cheesy?) Every now and then I get a fit of vegan gourmet wrapped in a lovegush for Mr, and this usually turns into some heart shaped food. Last week I had an exceptionally large lovegush/fooddream collision, and the results were…

Cannelloni

Cannelloni is my favourite pasta dish. I adore it, and make it whenever I can. I used to love it filled with egg and cheese and covered in parmesan, but I think my vegan version stands up to the test. You can use bought pasta cannelloni “shells” if you like, but the recipe for the…

What’s been going on lately

I’ve been loving everyone’s VeganMoFo posts, which I’ve just caught up with this morning. November (and October before it) have been for me more like VeganMoPho – Month Of Phones. So, so busy at the moment, and my phone rings constantly. (On Friday night I turned my phone off at midnight, and had two missed…

Aloha!

I’ve decided that this will be the last night of American food, because its time to move on to greener, healthier pastures. Hawaiian food, Succotash Stew and Gumbo battled it out for the chance to be eaten and reviewed at our place. Annnnnd the winner is… Hawaii! Mainly because I’m not that into okra (gumbo…

Mac n Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese. I remember watching American movies as a kid, and drooling over the idea of macaroni and cheese. It was the main character’s favourite food, or what they had for dinner when their mum, dad, big brother, or quirky uncle were trying to cheer them up. Its what baby sitters made for their…

Piti, Khangal, salad and Sherbert

This was easier Azeri food. Piti, usually a mutton soup with mutton fat (challenging to replace), Khangal, pasta with mince and yoghurt sauce, salad, and sherbert, a sweet drink. I don’t know why this photo is going all stretchy, and wordpress isn’t letting me fix it. Sorry. First, the Sherbert. This was actually the second…