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…

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…

Palov, salad and soup

Oh my goodness, I forgot to actually post the other Uzbek posts! So it’s a double-post day. The most famous Uzbek food is Palov. Similar to pilaf, plov and other rice dishes I’ve covered from all over the world, palov is made with rice, meat, vegies and seasonings. This one is the kind you cook…

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…

Sisig and squash in coconut milk

Sisig is a mince dish, Filipino-style, and it is served in bars, like beer nuts. Its sort of sweet and sour, with pineapple and calamansi lime juice, ginger, garlic, onion and peppers. I used this recipe from http://www.pinoyrecipe.net, although I subbed Sanitarium vegetarian mince for all the various parts of pig usually used (cheeks, heart,…

Curry squash, Makubi, coconut rice

For the first night of cooking Tanzanian, I wanted to try a mixture of foods, as well as get some vegetables into us, after a few days of not-so-healthy eating. We tried curry squash (actually butternut pumpkin), makubi, which is greens with tomato and peanut butter, and some coconut brown rice. To make the makubi,…

tart n stuff

On the menu this post is a tart, a salad, and some paté (i totally just worked out how to add accent I might be slow to the game, but I’m still pretty pleased with myself). First, the mushroom pate. I sort of made this up as I went. I ground walnuts and green onion…

Aussie round-up

Being Australian, not every Aussie week dish was made by me. We visited Mr.’s nanna, who made us ‘meat’ and three veg, and fed us Anzac Biccies and scones (unfortunately I don’t have a photo). However, there are a few dishes I just haven’t posted yet, so here they are, condensed into an ‘out-of-time’ double…

Birthday Feast

It was Mr.’s Birthday yesterday, and in honor of the occasion, I made a fancy-pants dinner. I decide I could fit it in with the theme of the week, and create a ‘Modern Australian’ feast. Modern Australian is basically jut modern restaurant food – either the use of native foods, traditional food with different ingredients,…

Baking with pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Muffins…the list goes on. Americans like to bake with pumpkin. Its not something we do here very often, we usually turn our pumpkins into soup (or curry), or eat them roasted, so I have been intrigued. The first time I baked with pumpkin was for my cookbook, and…

Disaster strikes, but turns out yum

The aim for last night was to attempt the Traditional Pancake Rolls, or Milssam, and Pumpkin porridge, with Persimmon Tea, Persimmon sherbet, and Barbequed beef. I had made a plan, I had all the ingredients, I had a clean kitchen to start with and I was in my element- this was going to be good….