Friday was date night! Woohoo! It's important to have date nights when you've been a couple for 6 years, otherwise you just end up spending all your time watching box sets, and since we've pretty much now seen them all, date night has made a most welcome come back! Sean asked me where I'd like to go for dinner, and I couldn't decide. I'm starting to feel like we may have slightly exhausted our usual vegan haunts, and although I'm sure we will always be happy loyal customers, it's always good to shake things up a bit and take a break from the familiar. Late in the day Sean suggested 222 Veggie Vegan, located in West Kensington, London (we live in London, obvs) and sent over the link to the menu. Now, being the super passionate vegan that I am, I have no idea why I hadn't heard of this place, and as soon as I saw the menu I began to get very excited - and hungry!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here it is: part 3 of my triptych of Indian delights to feast your face on. I usually eat this as a side dish along with the Saag Aloo Gobi and the Okra Tomato curry, however it is just as tasty if eaten for the 'main event!' Packed with protein (approx 22g per 1/2 cup) this tasty dish is really filling and energising, and it's super low in fat to boot. This would be great as a side dish for EVERY meal (but probably not as let's face it, nobody wants to eat the same thing every day, that's just dullsville!) Another great thing about this dish is that it is seriously yummy eaten either hot or cold, so you could have some with your dinner, then have the rest the next day for lunch with some salad or whatever else you happen to fancy for lunch that day. Flexibility is the name of the game here!
So here it is, the second offering in my Indian feast triptych of delights. I'll confess, this is probably my very favourite of all three, purely just because I am a spinach ADDICT! I love the stuff, I eat it in salads, I drink it in smoothies and sometimes, I just eat handfuls of it on its own. I especially love it when it's wilted and mixed with potato, cauliflower and spices. YEAH MAN!!! In true award ceremony style, I have to thank my awesome friend Esharan for the inspiration for this recipe, because when a friend gives you a vegan recipe passed on by her Indian mother who is an incredible cook- YOU JUST MAKE IT OK?!?!?!!!! (Thanks Shaz xxx)
Hello, how are you? Enjoying the cold, drizzle and darkness that winter is bestowing upon us? No, me neither. I've blinked and it's winter again, how depressing. When it's freezing and dark outside, hot comforting and spicy foods seem to appeal the most. Even though I am officially a salad addict, you just kinda need more during the cold times. The night is dark and full of terrors. Ok, it's not really, but I am a Game of Thrones fan and that's pretty sums up how I feel at the moment!!
So then, this dish is part of an Indian triptych I created (I believe my days in art school were the last time I used that word!) to help fuel your (and of course mine, I'm not that selfless!) cold winter nights.