Hi all :) I hope you're all doing well, have you had sunshine where you are? We have and I can't tell you what a difference it makes! I don't really live in the right country for sunshine but I'll take what I can get :) I'm feeling more positive at the moment, I know I won't feel 100% until I'm actually moving my stuff into our new house but I am feeling better than I was a few weeks ago. Keeping with the happy thoughts, here's another beautiful pic of the roses Andy got me:
I love the instagram filters. They do some good work! Now onto food! Oh and there has been lots.....for valentines day dinner Andy and I had fajita's. I used sweet potato in place of the usual chicken and vegan mayo instead of sour cream. I also had to stick some red cabbage in there as that's my new fave!:
They were REALLY good, I haven't had fajita's in ages. Sweet potato is much better than fake chicken. I always cube the sweet potato into tiny pieces so that it only takes about 10-15 mins to cook in a sauce, it has a slight firmness to it then too which I really like.
Here is one of my old faves, green thai curry with basmati rice. I used sweet potato, of course, and served it with a toasted Food Doctor cereal and multigrain pitta. I also had a rather large serving of scrambled tofu on toast, this was with red onion and curry powder
I had a bit of 'fat' weekend but enjoyed every moment of it! Here's a baguette I had:
I stuffed it with tofu, cucumber, red cabbage, hummus, salt pepper, vegan mayo and ketchup. The tofu/hummus/mayo/pepper combo is like egg mayonaise and mighty tasty :) It looks a bit messy but the baguette held it all together, well done that baguette!
Below is a pic of some Granose Meat-Free Burger mix that I bought for £1.68 which I think is quite a bargain. It comes as a powder and you mix it with water, form patties and then either grill or fry them. They came out really well, even Andy agreed they had a good burger taste. 100% horse free. I'd really recommend these, they're good value for money and one of the first 'vegan' burger products I've come across that wasn't from Holland and Barrett. Just FYI, it states on the pack that one sachet makes 4 burgers...that's really not the case! 2 sachets make 4 burgers unless you like burgers the size of a £2 coin.
I've also been enjoying Alpro shakes recently. The chocolate and strawberry are really sweet and hit the spot for when you fancy something sugary. They're only £1 for three too which I think is another vegan bargain!
Last night I made the best sausage casserole! It had potatoes, leeks, turnip, carrots, Sainsbury's Meat-Free Sausages, dumplings and gravy!!! It was deeee-lish! :) The Sainsbury's 'Sausage Casserole' seasoning sachet's are vegan and labelled so. They're good value at 38p each too. We'll definately have this meal again, it was superb. So easy to throw together and bung in the oven too.
I'm in the middle of reading 'The China Study' at the moment, it's really worth reading if you can get hold of a copy. I'll write a proper review when I've finished it. Has anyone else read it? What did you think?
Well that's it for now. I hope you all have a great week :) Here's a piece of music I keep listening to at the moment, it's beautiful and I can't help but feel happy when I hear it: