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Breakfast and lunch December 20, 2007

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A while ago I bought a few boxes of Weetabix, but I keep forgetting to eat it. Luckily the stuff lasts a good while.
Plain Weetabix with soya milk is a little boring, so usually I add some random things to it. Usually some raisins, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, desiccated coconut, nuts, that sort of thing.
This time it was some weird marmalade-like fruit spread I bought at Xenos recently along with a few raisins. I’m fresh out of desiccated coconut and didn’t feel like bothering with anything crunchy.

Weetabix

For lunch I had some left-over pea soup with a few Tartex sandwiches. I’d made the soup yesterday, as it’s a nice wintery soup and I’d bought a celeriac for this very purpose earlier that really needed to be eaten before Christmas.
Normally I eat it with pumpernickel bread, but I didn’t want to open the whole package. I won’t be able to finish it before going home to my parents unless I’ll eat nothing else, and I still have plenty of other food.

Pea soup and sanwiches

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Curry noodles December 17, 2007

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Because I had a pineapple which needed eating and I didn’t want to eat it on it’s own, I decided to make something curry-ish with it. Basically I fried an onion, some tofu, and the pineapple pieces, poured some coconut cream over it, and added some spices.

While going through my weird little store cupboard to get to the coconut cream, I found some buckwheat noodles (again from a Chinese supermarket. Love them) which I thought would be nice with the pineapple concoction. It would be quicker than cooking rice, at least.

The yellow and tan made it look rather boring and unspectacular (I had to resist chucking in some tomato concentrate to make it look like properly tasty food), but it was good and filling, so I didn’t really care.

Spaghetti

Mash December 16, 2007

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A few days ago I realised that I still had that packet of Cheezley. Usually I make grilled cheese sandwiches with it, but I thought it’d be nice to try something new.
So I asked around on the Vegan Freak forum to see what others had done with their Cheezley. Quesadilla seemed like a fun kind of food and I hadn’t had cheese pancakes in ages, so I decided to go with that.

It was fun to make, though I’m not sure I did it properly. Maybe I skimped a little on the Cheezley. Still, it was tasty.

Quesadilla

Since those quesadillas are hardly a meal, I also made me some proper dinner. I boiled and then mashed up a swede, a sweet potato, and some regular potatoes, boiled a few sprouts, and fried some of the seitan I got from the Chinese supermarket.
Initially I thought I’d steam the sprouts, but they didn’t want any of that.
It was quite tasty and oddly Christmassy. The addition of the sweet potatoes made the mash nicely colourful.

Mash

Second verse, same as the first December 6, 2007

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Leftovers! Eating the same things I ate yesterday, though in a different order because reheating soup takes less time than frying tofu and potato thingies.

It’s still tasty.

For pictures, check previous post. Lazy now.

Soup December 5, 2007

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A few days ago I bought some courgettes with the intention of recreating a very nice soup a friend of my parents once made for some party. It was a very basic soup, just blended courgette, water, and some vegetable stock. As a nice addition she had kept some of the courgette away from the blender and cut it into cubes to add to the soup after the whole blending thing.

My soup ended up slightly different, though. On my way home I stopped by the supermarket to get me some kruidnoten, but since they were all sold out I got some broccoli instead. Apparently green can be a perfectly valid culinary guiding principle, so I decided it would go very well with the courgette.
The first taste was a bit bland, but adding some more stock powder, a bit of shoyu, and some fried onions made it all better.
Though it wasn’t as tasty as the one my parents’ friend made (what’s up with non-vegans cooking tastier vegan things than actual vegans? No fair, that), but it was good enough.

soup

Because I was hungry and still I had to steam the broccoli before I could puree it, I fried up some rösti things (something similar to tater tots) along with some tofu strips that were supposed to be spicy but were really just a little on the salty side. A bit of tomato ketchup made this half a meal. Or, depending on how lazy I am, a full meal. Tomato ketchup can be counted as a vegetable, after all.

rösti and tofu

Protein, starch, and pureed vegetable. Perfect dinner.