What do vegans eat when they’re sick?

Honestly, the title is a bit misleading. I have no idea what other vegans eat when they are sick – I only know what I eat when I’m sick. So why write this post at all? Because I haven’t come across much talk about it, and in the face of all the prescriptions for chicken…

White pudding, deconstructed.

When I read the description of white pudding, I assumed that A) it would be easy to veganise and B) I knew what it was. I was wrongish on both counts. On closer inspection it turns out that white pudding is actually made of suet and oats and spices, which are then stuffed into a…

Rumbledethump!

  This is a very quick post, because it’s about a quick and simple dish: Rumbledethumps. With a name like that, I had to make it, and it’s really just lucky that it’s delicious as well. Really though, you can hardly go wrong with mashed potato, and adding alliums and cheese can only serve to…

Salad Days

I used the recipes in A Season in Moroccofor everything I made this time, so I wont post a recipe. If you like what you see, head to your library 🙂                  

Meals from Spain

I’m reaching back into my memory here, because most of the Spanish food I made was made a few months ago now, but I do remember how tasty they were. I focused mostly on Tapas, because I love tiny food, but I also included paella (kinda), mashed potato, stew, stuffed eggplant and polenta in my…

Happy Hanukkah

With all the buzz about Christmas, and numerous potatoes hanging out in my kitchen, I decided it was probably time for a little Hanukkah cooking. I made potato latkes, apple sauce and knishes (not typical Hanukkah fare, but they are Jewish and I wanted pastry). As per usual I used the might power of the…

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…

Gintaang Talong and Adobong Gulay

Gintaang Talong is Eggplant in Coconut milk. Similar to the squash in coconut milk, but much simpler. Basically, you just get some eggplant, and simmer it in coconut milk. Easy. I used the recipe from http://www.asiarecipe.com which has an excellent section on vegetarian Filipino foods. It turned out like this: So, sort of grey, and…

Babka

I have seen many recipes for a chocolate babka, which is Polish (I think), and looks like a bread. This isn’t that. Belarussian babka is a potato and meat pie/bake/thing. It consists of a layer of meat (pork and lard) sandwiched between two layers of a potato and flour mixture, and coated in sour cream….

I’ll introduce Belarus a little later…

…today, I’m just going to tell you about what I’ve been cooking from Belarus instead! Draniki and Machanka Draniki are little potato pancakes, eaten with sour cream and a meat and lard sauce, Machanka. So, you know, a variation on the general theme of meat, potatoes and lard that seems to be found throughout Belarussian…

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…

beouf bourguingon

At the risk of being very clichéd (ooh, French word), I’m going to ask… have you seen Julie and Julia? If you haven’t, as a food blog reader, you should. If you have, you’ll know that Beouf Bourguingon has become the dish that all food-bloggers must cook and write about, and so you’ll understand my…