There are a few questions I get asked every time someone finds out that I’m a vegan, and I’m sure many others would agree. The top spot has always been, “Where do you get your protein from”?
You know what they say about Marmite… you’re either going to love it, or hate it. I’m a “love it” kind of girl. I dip veggies in it. I spread it on toast, on it’s own. I spread it on toast with peanut butter. I put it into oats.
As the business world would say, it’s the end of Q1! Translation: end of the first quarter of the year. And, whilst I’m remaining largely at my ‘one post a week’ level (more on that later) I finally released my first little ebook! It’s free and contains 10 easy ways to pimp your oatmeal (basically). That… basically took a whole week of my life!
PBJ cupcakes have arrived! I’ve been making these for nearly a year and they never fail to impress my colleagues. For some reason, I’ve not shared them with you… perhaps because chocolate seems to be so much more loved, I didn’t want to upset any one! But.. the time has come for my jam and peanut butter cupcakes to shine!
Service station food – is any of it vegan? Yes, it is! And with my three tips for finding vegan food at Moto service stops in the UK, it’s easy too. You can choose your own way too – in a crowd? Use my easy pickings to order at places like Burger King. Want o get creative? How does a Falafel Salad sound? Or a hash brown roll?
I never meant to make this dinner. I originally intended to use my mock duck to make vegan duck pancakes, but had a bit of a supermarket failure. What is a supermarket failure? It’s when you go to the supermarket and fail to get what you went there for. I went in with Chinese pancakes on my list, and left without them. Simple as that. Except, things got more complicated because I had all the ingredients for the aforementioned pancakes, and nothing else… But don’t worry, this isn’t a tale of woe and despair, it’s a tale of how I ended up with hoisin mock duck and pineapple rice and a delicious dinner instead.
Hands up who likes chocolate? Come on, just a little bit! I’m always a bit of a flip-flopper on whether I love chocolate or I just like it. I sort of trained myself out of being unable to resist it a few years ago but I’m pretty glad about that. Nobody should be able to eat an entire Terry’s Chocolate Orange in one go and still be up for more. That said… I do love these chocolate lava cakes – I’ve made them a few times and they’re my ultimate quick, indulgent dessert – especially when drizzled with vegan cream!
Last week, I really wanted some cookies. I know what started it – it wasn’t a random craving. At work there is a tin full of biscuits (similar to cookies, for the Americans among you but smaller, and usually with more of a crisp bite). The problem, as I’m sure you can imagine, was that I couldn’t have any! So there I was, 3pm, hankering for a biscuit with my decaf coffee and denied. Utter dismay! That evening I set about making my first batch of mini delights: these mini peanut butter shortbread cookies!
March has literally marched on through for me – it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye! I’ve been busy driving up and down the country this month, but I still posted a few (well, four) recipes to tempt you, and a round up of Easter goodies!