Deconstructed Dish: Vegan Mofo Day 20

I don’t own a single pair of fancy pants. My pants are plain. I don’t really pay much attention to garnishes, I don’t know how to foam or make tiny balls out of food and I don’t really deconstruct things. So I had no idea what to do about this post until this morning when I fancied a s’more. I took the component parts; biscuit, marshmallow, chocolate, and put it back together into a chocolate bark. Well almost. I couldn’t find any vegan digestives within walking distance so I substituted with rich tea. Not quite the same but works in a pinch.

S’more Bark

200g Vegan Milk Chocolate

Three digestives/rich tea biscuits slightly crushed

A handful of vegan mini-marshmallow 

1. Line a tray with baking parchment.

2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.

3. Spread the melted chocolate onto the baking parchment.

4. Sprinkle on the marshmallows and biscuits.

5. Pat the toppings down a little and leave the chocolate to solidify.

A Dish With Five Ingredients Or Fewer: Vegan Mofo Day 19

I sometimes see these recipes shared on Facebook that have Just Three Ingredients and I think would a couple more ingredients really make it that much more complicated? I think of Indian curries with lists of spices but it’s not that much harder to make a plain tomato sauce. I don’t believe in forcing simplicity but some things are naturally simple and this pasta dish is one. 


Just to prove that I could I bought all the ingredients at Tesco metro. So on a busy night I could pop out, buy the ingredients and cook the dish in about an hour. Obviously your mileage from a Tesco metro may vary. 

Pasta with Broccoli and Garlic Breadcrumbs 

200g (ish) Pasta

One pack of tenderstem broccoli (stems can be eaten, but obviously Dirk ate mine)

3 tablespoon olive oil

One clove of garlic, crushed

One slice of bread 


1. Pop the bread into a blender or food processor and chop it down into rough breadcrumbs.

2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, when it has three minutes to go toss in the broccoli to cook.

3. Meanwhile heat the oil in a large frying pan and when it’s hot fry the garlic for 30 seconds.

4. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan, tossing them to toast eavenly.

5. When the pasta and broccoli is finished drain it off and toss with the garlic breadcrumbs.

TVK 48: going off prompt for vegan mofo day 17

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We don’t drink so instead of following today’s boozy prompt I’m going to tell you all about the awesome that came in our Vegan Kind box.

Biona Cool Cola Bottles

My preferences for cola bottles lean towards the fizzy variety. I did enjoy these though. Cola taste, lovely jelly consistency.

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Good for a sweet snack.

Harpers Candles Little Black Cat Candle

We’ve just finished burning our last Harpers Candle so the timing on this is perfect. It smells sweet and delicious, like Halloween.

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I could bankrupt myself with these candles.

MyProtein Chocolate Baked Cookie

Kate stole this one. She said it was delicious but a little proteiny.

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Perfect breakfast cookie.

Geo Organics Chickpea and Lentil Dahl 

Filling and flavourful. we enjoyed this with brown rice and potato curry. Really handy to have around for an emergency curry night.

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Delicious.

Eat Vive Peanut Butter Jelly Bar

Sweet, delicious and peanutty. Great snack, it’s lovely and filling.

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Perfect evening snack.

ALO Comfort Watermelon and Peach Drink

I loved the taste of this one the watermelon and peach combo was spot on but… I just couldn’t stand the texture. It’s got bits.

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Might drink it again, with a sieve.

Retrocorn Lemon and Line Sherbet Popcorn

Okay, wow, this was something special. Tooth achingly sweet with an unbeatable taste.

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Yes please, and I might need to get some of the other flavours too.

Survival Food: Vegan Mofo Day 16

As I woke up to a mustard yellow sky this morning so this is a rather good day to write about food we could eat in an apocalypse. Yesterday I put on my foraging boots on and went out to grab some rose hips. Actually I managed to do it all in flats. I got 500g of hips no more than five minutes away from my front door.


So what to do with my newly acquired hips? Well for that we’re going to go back in time to a trip to Ikea when I needed a post shopping pick me up and found a rather promising looking bottle of Rosehip Drink. 


As I was enjoying it I though about all of the rose hip recipes I haven’t tried yet. I thought that I would pick a bunch the first chance I got. Though I probably wouldn’t have bothered if it wasn’t for this prompt. As I was forced into action by mofo I made rosehip cordial following this recipe. It’s yum. I’m planning on serving it with lemonade for bonus sugar.

Spicy: Vegan Mofo Day 15

I have a large and varied spice collection but there are two that stand out for me. I like to think of them as siblings, or best mates. They appear together around the globe: from India, across the Middle East, to the Americas. It’s coriander and cumin. 

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Just like I love all sorts of spices I love all sorts of food cooked with them. I’ve already paired these together chilli this mofo. It’s time to use it on potatoes. The following recipy serves 2.

Crispy Oven Baked Chips

1 large baking potato

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander 

1/2 salt, smoked if you have it

1 tablespoon nutral oil, such as vegetable


Pre heat the oven to 200°c 
Slice the chips, try not to leave many thicker than 1.5cm. As for skins you can leave them on or off, your choice.

Place the spices in a large bowl, place the chips on top and drizzle the oil on. Shake everything around until fully coated. 

Bake in the oven for 45 mins. Flip the chips over half way through.

Sell Yourself: Vegan Mofo Day 13

Today we’re supposed to talk about the vegan business we’d open if we could. And I went backwards and forwards on this one but for me it all came down to bread. I’d like to open a tiny little micro bakery. It would be a subscription service and people would order bread to be delivered a couple of times a week.

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Aside from the standard white bread I’d also offer a few treats. Nothing overly elaborate. I’m not going to get good at cake decorating anytime soon. But everyone likes a little sweet treat to start the day. So I’d offer muffins. Blueberry. Chocolate chip. All made 100% vegan with the magic of aquafaba.

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I’d also offer more speciality breads and the one I’m really known for is my focaccia. I make it to go with all sorts of Italian food or just for fun. Kate says it’s her favourite focaccia and she’s not biased or anything. Neither are my imaginary customers and they give it five stars.