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…

Just pictures

Nothing to read here, just some pictures of what happened in the kitchenwhile I was too busy to blog. Clockwise spiral from top: Veg box, ingredients for red lentil soup, red lentil soup, strawberry pear crumble, ingredients for green curry, more strawberry pear crumble, vegan shepherd’s pie in pastry, strawberries and pears.

Carrot-curry noodle soup

I am aware that carrots are good for me, and I like them well-enough, but they;ve never been my favourite to cook with. I don’t know if it’s because I was ruined for all future carrotage as a child by my mum’s honey carrots, or if it’s because I like to make pretty food, and…

Scotch broth and oat cakes

Time does tick on, huh? Lucky for me I’m home with an unstoppable cough today, so I can catch up on blog writing between coughing fits. The very first Scottish-ish meal I turned my hand to, in the distant past of about two and  half weeks ago, was Scotch broth accompanied by some oat cakes….

Apple palov, soup and salad

The last night of Uzbek attempts was another palov, this time with apples, another soup, and another salad. Both the soup and the palov recipes came from this blog (http://uzbekcooking.blogspot.com.au/) although I tweaked them a little to be vegan friendly. The salad I just threw together, using ingredients that seem to repeat a lot in…

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…

Harira

Harira is a soup, usually fairly meaty, which people in Morocco use to break their fast during Ramadan. It just so happens that Ramadan is now, so it turns out this soup was quite a fitting place to start. I made a vegetarian version of the soup, which usually features chicken hearts and necks. I…

Tapas

In the end I had two tapas nights: one at my mum’s house, and one in our new place. There were so many things I wanted to try, but I have to say, I had mixed results. Tapas 1 The first night featured gazpacho, croquettes, salads, mini tortilla, stuffed mushrooms, tomatoes with sausages, and olives….

Red Lentil Soup

One of the things I enjoy most about writing this blog is that I am always learning new things about what the world eats. I had no idea at all that red lentil soup, a winter staple at my place, was so popular in Turkey. I (silly, privileged Aussie) just thought it was something that…

One disaster, a few thngs that didn’t quite work, and salad

When we first arrived in Tbilisi we were cold, tired and hungry as a result of a long flight and very little sleep the night before. We stayed with a couple we met through couch surfing, and Natalia, our host, made us a really tasty dish, which she said would probably be called something like…

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…

Holodnik and apple pie

This is the last of the Belarussian posts – I actually wrote it ages ago, but got so busy, I forgot to post it. Holodnik Holodnik is chilled soup, and this one is made of beetroot. We have had beetroot growing in the garden for months, and this week it was finally time to pull…