Quinoa quinoa everywhere, but "how the hell do I cook it?" I hear you cry! It's so simple, nay, positively easy!
I bloody love sushi! It's been one of my very favourite foods since I first tasted it years and years ago. There is something about stuffing my face with little savoury bite sized chunks of loveliness that I can just never resist. Another great thing about it is that it is so easy to veganize it. Most people think that sushi means raw fish, however I believe it actually means 'with rice,' so really in some respects this isn't really sushi. That's because I made this lot with quinoa!
Bring on the mezze!! It's summer, it's sunny, time for a picnic! My very favourite way of eating is being able to pick at lots of different dishes of salads, dips, bites etc, so I bring you this: The ultimate summer mezze - healthy style! If you are going to a BBQ and want to bring something, try these simple recipes that really create the 'wow factor' when it comes to taste.
So next time you go to a picnic or BBQ and people ask what the hell a gluten free vegan eats, stuff your face with this lot and see everyone else's mouths water!
This weekend was great! It was the Hen Do (Bachelorette party) for one of my very dearest friends Natalie. We hired a boat in the day and braved the freak rainstorm with smiles on our faces and Bollywood music playing! There was food-a-plenty provided, however knowing that there would be nothing I could eat, and not wanting to be a pain in the arse to anyone involved, I decided to bring my own gluten free vegan feast. I whipped up about six or seven dishes and brought them along with me. As always with vegan food, people are very interested in what you are eating and keen to sample it. I had made loads so was very happy for people to help themselves. The next morning Natalie texted me to ask me to put a couple of the recipes on this blog, as people were raving about the food. Thanks ravers!! My secrets are revealed here, the biggest secret being that it is SO EASY to cook amazing, tasty, filling vegan food that is low fat and super healthy to boot! So here you go....
I'm always trying to make my meals healthier. If I can, I will. For example I will try to grill or bake things instead of frying. Or if I have a sweet craving I will try to satisfy it with fruit (medjool dates are AMAZING for satisfying a sweet tooth) instead of reaching for the (vegan) chocolate. I'm also quite good to live with (some may dispute this!) and here is my reasoning: I try to compensate for my ridiculous untidiness by cooking awesome feasts for my loved ones on a regular basis. That is a lot easier for me to do than becoming a tidy person although I am trying to be more tidy (that's a lie, I'm not at all!!! Mwahh hahaaaaa!) Anyway...... my point is that if I can make something even healthier whilst keeping the tastiness then I will. So this is why it occured to me a while back when I was creating an Indian feast to make Pilau Quinoa instead of rice.