Having been cooking a lot last week I have a freezer full of food I need to start getting through!
On Monday I made the last of my batch cooks for a while with two veg curries I made using Spiced! South Indian spice paste. The one on the left had broccoli, butternut squash, courgette, pepper and celery, and the one on the right had tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines, chickpeas and mushrooms. The spice paste is lovely and well rounded and I used some fresh chilli and cayenne pepper in the right one for a hotter curry.
On Tuesday I started the day with baked bananas with some coconut cream. So tasty!
I had heard a lot about the new fruit crumble bar from Costa that is the first from a coffee chain to have the Vegan Society logo. Mum and I shared one with a soya latte each. It was lovely to be able to have a cake option in a coffee shop although I think I will keep it to the occasion treat!
Following that I had a healthy lunch before swimming. I showed Mum how to make houmous with cannellini beans and we enjoyed it with some salad.
In the evening I used up some of my fresh veg by making bubble and squeak and served it with the new vegan Quorn spicy burger. I enjoyed the burger, especially the crispy crumb. Its nice to have something easy in the freezer, although I will probably stick to Fry’s products for that.
On Wednesday I had my second portion of Monday’s curry. I think I got about 4 portions of each from the pans in the earlier photo.
I stayed at my Mum’s at the weekend as we were spending Saturday together and my Husband was going to visit his family. So I did a quick, lazy dinner before she and her partner picked me up on Friday. You can’t beat burger, beans and hashbrowns!
On Saturday Mum and I went to a vintage fair which you can read about here. For lunch I already had the falafel stall Pilpel in mind, but we had a little look around and also found an Ethiopian stall serving vegan food so we got both and shared. I really like Ethiopian food and always get it when I go to the food market at St Katherine’s dock. I really enjoy the sour injera bread which is made with teff flour. I love how colourful this photo is and feel like I want to eat it all over again!
My Mum and her partner are just over half way through their vegetarian January so I asked her whether there was anything she was surprised by. She said she was surprised that she didn’t miss meat at all (!), how easy it was to plan meals and how excited by beetroot she was!
After we saw Miss Saigon we had dinner at Raw at La Suite West. You can read the full review here.
On the way home from the restaurant we stopped in an Asian supermarket which I also did on my previous two visits to La Suite West! They are great for vegan finds and I look forward to using these ingredients.
Today I raided my freezer and had some oaty sausage patties and marrowfat peas which I had cooked and frozen for easy reheating. I paired these with some mushrooms I had in the fridge which needed using up and potato.
As the weather has turned colder I’m glad I have lots of meals ready in my freezer for when I get home from work and can heat up quickly. Brrr!