Showstopper Desert: Vegan Mofo Day 26th

I’m not going to win the bake off. Let’s get this out of the way. I don’t have the skills, the delicate touch or the imagination. I’m not comfortable with pretty. At least I’m not good at it. But I can make something that tastes good.

So when I came to make desert at the end of vegan food and make up night I just went for yummy. Double chocolate chip cookies and vanilla Swedish Glacé made into an ice cream sandwich. Delicious, not necessarily show stopping in looks.

Cook For Your Best Friend: Vegan Mofo Day 25

We actually had some of our best friends over last night for a vegan food and make up night so this prompt comes with incredibly good timing. Also the nails that I’m typing this post with look fabulous.

Arroz Con Seitan

I like to use people coming over as an excuse to cook something I can’t ordinarily get away with. I’ll cook something like cannelloni which would otherwise be too elaborate or something that Kate doesn’t like but comes in too large a serving to manage by myself. Arroz Con Seitan from Viva Vegan fit the bill last night. As a handy bonus it also looks fabulous when you pull the lid off to reveal the olive and caper studded rice. As a cook you have to appreciate a dish that’s cooked in one pot but manages to incorporate so many flavors. Between the sofrito, the olives, the tomatoes… you’re just going to have a very happy tummy.

Taco Bar

But how to accommodate my very best of bestest friends? Well I know Kate likes the Chicken Taco filling made from Linda McCartney Pulled Chicken (the very first recipe on the blog!) So why not do a little bit of a taco bar too? We had shredded lettuce, avocado, sauces, and those cute little taco shell boat things because I saw them and thought they were adorable. Combined it all made a delicious, filling, flavourful meal.

Plate Full


Party: Vegan Mofo Day 24

Despite my claims about being an anti-social hermit we have actually had people over in the last few weeks. Mostly just to eat vegan food and play with clothes and make up. I like to have nibbles available when people come in.


I love the Lettuce Wraps with Hoison-Mustard Tofu from Appetite For Reduction however I hardly ever make them as a lettuce wrap. I use the flavourful tofu as one of the components or a bento box, toss it with noodles, use them to top a salad. In this instance I made them super fancy by making them into lettuce cups.

Fancy AF: Vegan Mofo Day 23

If you are coming round to our flat and I’m  making you something fancy this is what you are going to get: spinach and ricotta cannelloni. I’m not sure that it’s actually fancy. I don’t have much of a sense of what is fancy. It does have a lot of different steps and a lot of it I make by hand.


This isn’t Tesco ready meal cannelloni. For one thing it’s vegan. I make the ricotta myself, from nuts. I roll out the pasta in Kate’s parents old pasta machine, cook the sheets and stuff them with ricotta mix. Then homemade tomato sauce to top it all off. I feel fancy by the time it comes out of the oven. If a little hot, sweaty and covered in flour.