Friday, 27 February 2009

Free chocolate...

...over at Katie, the chocolate covered vegan's new blog click here for the new blog and here for the giveaway post. Katie is giving away a whole case of jocalat! I hope I win, I haven't seen it available here and would love to try it... oh and if you make one of her recipes your name will go into the draw three times! So here I give you my version of Katie's Choco-licious Chocolate Pudding recipe here. The only alterations I made were to add orange extract and some orange zest instead of the almond extract... I also added more cocoa powder and agar powder cause I mis-read teaspoon for tablespoon... in my defense I'm not 100% at the moment!! Nonetheless, the pudding was scrummy! Here are some pics..

I've been eating the veganomicon ceasar salad again yummmmmmmmmmmm, the recipe for the tofu crust as promised ages ago is....
in a third cup, mix;1 stock cube
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp mustard powder
top up with polenta

coat the tofu, the moisture in it is enough to hold it on then grill until crispy and yummy! I've tried this with both pre frozen and fresh tofu, I think the frozen version works best, the one in the picture is the fresh.

Another thing we've been eating a lot of lately is fake tuna salad. Mike can't get enough of this! It's basically the combination of several recipes I'd seen altered to our taste. The ingredients are kind of rough but I'll give you the idea..
2 stalks of celery
4 pickles
2 tins of chickpeas (450gram)
2 tbs vegan mayo
2-4 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 sheet of nori, toasted and crumbled or chopped
about 2 tbs of dulse chopped up
salt to taste

Chop the celery and pickles finely and blend with 1-2 tbs apple cider vinegar, when smooth add 1 tin of the chickpeas and the vegan mayo and blend until smooth, add the nori and dulse and blend some more. Roughly mash the other chickpeas and combine both mixtures, add salt and more vinegar if it needs it.. try not to eat it all at once!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, it looks SO gourmet! Can I enter your name in 300 times for this?! Haha I wish I could! Well, I can enter your name four times at least ;o)