Vegan Quiche


I made these Lovely little Vegan quiches today, rather than use a flan type dish I decided to use a muffin tin.

The great thing about doing it this way is I have 6 delightful little tartlets with potentially 6 different flavoured combos!

I used ready to roll shortcrust pastry, it really is no trouble to make these.

I then mixed a block of firm silken tofu with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of chick pea four mixed with 100mls of water, also adding 1/2 a teaspoon of Tumeric for a yellow colour a similar consistency to pancake batter.

I then whizzed it up in my mini blender and set aside.

Grease the muffin tin with vegan spread, roll out pastry and cut into circles to fit into the muffin tin.

Add in the vegetables that you fancy, in each pastry cup.

I used, mushroom onion and tomato in some. Broccoli and spring onion in another. I would have used sundried tomato if I could open the jar 🙄.

I added plenty of the tofu mixture to each tartlet and then sprinkled smoked paprika on top, and some chives.


I then baked for 40 mins…your home will smell divine!


Let them cool, and serve the little devils up with some green leaves, chutney or a pickle or four these would fool anyone!

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Vegan recipe on the go

Well this is a new little recipe I am making tonight! Going to blog on the go!!!

I basically have no idea what I am cooking, I have put some baked sweet potato wedges in the oven with olive oil, I am planning to add garlic and sliced green chillies and smoked paprika at some point! I also have some  cooked white rice that I will add to the oily leftover pan at a point, got some cauliflower, coriander…. I also have wine to drink so this could get silly! 

Will update when I decide what to do next ha ha 🙂

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I am hoping for crunch on my sweet potato wedges, they seem pretty soft, added a chopped green chillie peeper and a garlic clove and smoked paprika…smells divine 🙂

Once they crisp up, I am going to remove them and use the oil left to add some veggies, herbs and rice… I think 🙂 

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Ha ha my sweet potatoes smell lush and want them to crisp up!

I have chopped up some seasonal veggies, onion, courgette, chard oh and not so seasonal cauliflower, once I remove those wedges I am going to shove that lot in the oven in the left over oil, with lots of love, herbs, and think about adding the rice 🙂


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Ta da….

once the rice and vegetable mix is heated through, very soothing to mix this up around the baking tray, I added a few pinches  of mild curry powder and hot sauce, I use Psycho juice, it’s an amazing hot chilli sauce 🙂 

Mix it all in, add the sweet potato wedges, mix them through, return to the oven and then serve up a huge portion of this, as it’s crazy amazing!

The sweet potato has a meaty type texture, the crunchy skins with chewy bits and then soft flesh, mixed through with different textures of vegetables and a braised tasty rice, comforting Vegan heaven!

I even thought a sprinkle of pumpkin and or sunflower seeds would be lovely, serve with Green salad if you fancy, or big slices of Beef tomato.

It would be lovely cold for lunch the next day, doubt there will be any left though 😋

Koshari Rice #fridaymydaymoments

  
I am really excited by Koshari rice 🙂

To me it’s like a new Invention of taste, possibly a little bit like curry there are similiar but different  versions .

All scrummy but this to me can’t be rushed…….

Egyptian rice! a street food that I would truly love have made for me and buy in its home place 🙂

If you are not familiar with it it sounds rather strange!

To me it has become intriguing what’s not to like about a spiced tomato sauce,.
Underneath is rice with surprises including mustard seeds , cumin,other spices Green lentils. On top are Onions that have been loved and adored for an hour as they become crispy.

  
Oh and then the addition of Macaroni!!!!

Believe me it works!

I am inventing a hashtag for my love of a happy Friday moment! 

And that amazing mother of a tomato spiced sauce that mothers the whole dish and makes it amazing 🙂

Layers of crazy happiness:)

Will post my recipe ASAP 😉

  
I would love everyone to share their #fridaymydaymoments

I am not giving my recipe away……, (yet) 💜🌱

Fritters!

  

These fritters are gorgeous! whats even better is they are simple and quick to make and there are endless posibillitys of flavours!
These happen to be Vegan/ vegetarian.
They are made with gram flour batter made with 50g of flour mixed with 100mls pf water.
I used cooked broccoli and red leiceter cheese for one flavour, and sweetcorn for the other and both had spring onion and chive.
gently fried on a medium heat for 10 mins and my little boy enjoyed them with a dollop of ketchup!
these are going to be great for campervan cooking! tin of sweetcorn to had and a bag of flour! really chuffed with these 🙂 sneaky way to get healthy veg and chickpea goodness into my boy!
Gorgeous cold too (nice to find a little snack in the fridge)
being a bit of a spice monster i willl be making a chilli head one of some discription!

Vegan tuna

 
Really love this 🙂 🐟🐟🐟

Well, well, well I thought this was going a bit far and the outcome would be rubbish! Not at all, a lovely fresh flavour and great texture and utterly healthy! Really quick and cheap to make! My meat eating wonderspouse polished it off!

1 can of chickpeas mushed

1 stick of celery finely diced

3 gherkins finely diced

Dried Seaweed a tablespoon

Vegan mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

Squeeze of lemon

Mix all of the above leave for an hour or better overnight.

Make a yummy sandwich or on top of a baked potato.

And sit and polish ones healthy halo as you eat this yummy and kind to the ocean bit of heaven 🙂 

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Leftover cauliflower and chickpea curry becomes a tasty Biriyani! 

Well you know that cauliflower and chickpea curry I made last week. Well I had plenty of leftovers!

So tonight’s dinner is a delicious Biriani, easy peasy to make.



Cook a mug of Basmati rice to instructions.

I warmed through the left over curry and added a courgette chopped up, some chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon.

In an oven dish put a layer of rice then a the curry, finish with the remaining rice.

I scattered some coriander over the top and then warmed through in the oven until piping hot.

Served it with lemon wedges and poppadoms.



Chickenless soup for the soul

Well, well,well what have we got here then?
I have made a delicious soup that you will just love!!!
I have been ever so jealous of all these claims that chicken soup is one of the best things to love, nurture and heal the soul.
Well hold back on those chickens folks this one really is soothing soul food!!
Surprise is it actually is very, very chicken flavoured without a chicken anyway near it!
The story is……
I had sweet corn in my veg box a couple of weeks on the trot due to life being a bit rocky I haven’t been making the most of my veg box. I really felt a bit sorry for them all golden and lovely so decided there was only one thing…. Soup!

What I did….
Gently softened 3 little onions
I then scraped the corn off of 4 corn cobs and added to the onions. I added a cup full of yellow split peas boiled water and then simmered until the yellow split peas were soft.
I then added 2 veggie stock cubes cooked for a but longer and then blitzed it in the food processor.
The ‘chicken’ flavour is quite astonishing and the soup is lovely! My only wish is that I had used really fresh corn as I am sure the texture would be smoother!!!

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Gino’s ‘no cook’ tomato sauce with spaghetti

Simple, quick and cheap! Most of all tasty.
Boil spaghetti. I love the very long spaghetti!
A few glugs of Extra Virgin Olive oil in a bowl and a pinch of salt.
I chopped up one beef tomato that was lying about and a few cherry plum tomatoes that were at their ripest.
I tore up quite a few basil leaves and added them both to the olive oil.
I finely chopped a very small clove of garlic and added it to the tomato mix.

Waited for the spaghetti to cook and then mixed the lot together.
A final scattering of torn basil leaves and some Parmesan.

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Simple and delicious!

Camping butter bean and sausage surprise

I took a box of random food stuff camping. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was making and ended up making this lot…

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The 'surprise' was that it was utterly delicious!
I fried 2 onions and garlic and added cumin. I stirred in chopped up Red Pepper and cooked it until softened.
I then added smoked paprika and cooked for a few moments longer. I then added a tin of tomatoes and a tin of Organic butter beans.
I added a few Bay leafs and let this cook gently.
On the barbecue I burnt the hell out of the Veggie sausages (as you do) and then chopped the sausages up minus the burnt bits and added them to the tomatoes. Cooked it for about another 10 mins. I then seasoned it all and at the last minute added a few handfuls of spinach.
Then serve! It was lovely served with (see my previous post) camping tatties and a blob of coleslaw.

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Camper van tatties…..

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Oh and some Garlic bread finished it off nicely!
Extremely tasty and both children loved it!

Curry!

One of the things I am desperate to achieve is to be able to make a damn good curry! I have made tons but never got them right.
I had some time with just me and little one and decided my mission of the day was to go into town and get the cookery book written by Prashad
My plan was to find the ingredients and then get home and cook myself a delicious curry to enjoy when little one had gone to bed.

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Unfortunately I could not find the book! I am going to buy it from Amazon instead. Thanks to the power of blogging I stumbled upon a Prashad recipe which I have reblogged!
I did adapt the recipe for Pea and Cauliflower curry as I wanted to use up an Aubergine! It was truly delicious!

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I cannot wait to get my mitts on this book and really try to get to grips with Indian cuisine for good!