Wednesday, 10 March 2010


I was so hungry after work today and my tummy was quite acidy. I think it might have been the amount of soya milk I drank today, apart from some fruit and a slice of bread and vegan sausage, so yeh, my tummy was getting mostly soy. My tummy was crying out for some soothing carbs, but I couldn't resist some spice. I made lemony carrot dahl, the recipe was in the most recent edition of The Vegan (The Vegan Society's magazine). Instead of curry powder I did a tsp each of turmeric, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek. With the dahl, I made buckwheat crepes- just buckwheat flour, soya milk (there it is again!), a little salt and 2 tsp groundnut oil. I let the batter sit while the dahl cooked. They turned out really well, I much preferred the taste to wheat pancakes and will definitely make these again. I reckon they'd be good with something chocolatey. But then again almost everything is!
Roll up, roll up! With a little sunflower oil spread.
After a little dinner, I justified dessert and made Cranachan, which is a Scottish dessert made of raspberries, cream, honey, whisky and toasted oats. So I toasted pinhead (steelcut) oats in the oven for 20 minutes with a little demarara sugar, whipped up some Cremovita and refrosted some raspberries. I layered it all with a little whisky and some maple syrup at the very top. It was very good, although there's not much getting away from the vague synthetic-yness of the vegan cream. I got three of them for half price in Sainsbury's, and have plans for the others, but I think I can wait a good while before repeating the richness.

I'm going to have to watch the soya milk thing. I plan to give it a miss tomorrow, so by consequence, I won't drink any coffee. Probably a good thing! So it'll be oatmeal for breakfast instead of muesli and soya milk, and cherry green tea instead of coffee. I'm eating out with my mum and brother, so it will be interesting to see what I can get to eat in a restaurant that specialises in seafood.

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