Roast Celeriac

Roasted Celeriac experiment!

I heard a rumour that Celeriac can be treated like meat.

Having successfully completed Veganuaryj with ease and feeling well and eating healthy food it seems like it’s knocked my need to eat cheese and milk and was never that keen on eggs.

I am now on a new mission of enjoying Vegan food without so much of a ‘what can I eat? ‘

I had deluded myself that my children need Cows milk in their diet, and yesterday I cancelled my milk man. They can drink my favourite Cashew milk too!

So here to the trials what can I do with Celeriac!

I have scrubbed this old lumpy bumpy beauty and rubbed Rapeseed oil in all the nooks and crannies 🔥

I am slow roasting this in Harissa paste on a bed of Beetroot , Celery , Garlic, Carrot, Onion trying to sear it first.

I plan to have Cold cuts for serving with a roast and fine deli slices.

I will update tomorrow …. 😋 #veganuary #vegan

Adding smoked Paprika onto my little knobbly lovely, and liquid smoke….. lets slow this cooking down and do your thing now baby 😍😂🔥


Slow cooked Savoury Chickpea Stew with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Another thrifty frugal meal that was a hit!

1 Large Aubergine peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks

1 Large Onion, finely chopped

2 Large Potatoes cut into 1 cm cubes

2 tins of tomatoes

1 can of chick peas

4 cloves of garlic

2 teaspoons of cumin seeds

1 teaspoon of Oregano

1/2 tsp of Tumeric

1 vegetable stock cube

gently fry onion over a medium heat in oil. Add the Aubergine until it begins to brown.

Add the garlic,cumin,oregano and Tumeric and cook for a minute. Add stock and tomatoes potatoes and chickpeas  heat and then transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or High for 4-5.

We had this with as usual a lovely fresh salad.

OOh Nearly forgot the coulis!!!

In a food processor combine……

2 Roasted Bell peppers

3 oil packed sun dried tomatoes

2 Tbsp of olive oil.

1 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar

10 fresh Basil leaves

Vegetarian and Thrifty/Frugal

It is becoming a bit of an obsession.

 This new thrifty person has astonished my wonderspouse.

 I have bought the cheapest baked beans in the supermarket!!!! But I only use them IN a recipe, if its Beans on toast it has to be Heinz (double the price).

Today I spent £48.05 in Tesco. My feed a family of four for less than fiftya week home campaign is WINNING!!!!.

I Love food so do not want to compromise and to be honest so far so good in comparison to those stupid £137.00 A WEEK BILLS!

The ways I find that are working for me is sticking to a meal plan set out before I go shopping.

 When I see ‘extra’ things put into the shopping  trolly by wonderspouse-I take them out!!!

My main astonishment is I am eating the most delicious nutritious food, I am experimenting with flavours  and fusions all at little cost.

Tonights meal is…… Savoury Chickpea Stew with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis. with a  lovely Salad which has Tomato,cucumber,spinich,raw mushroom,pumpkin seed,homemade balsamic dressing.

I WOULD NEVER HAVE MADE A COULIS!!!! anyways I  have and  it is delicious (as i keep tasting it).