January 31, 2017

The Contents of My Tea Shelf(ves)

TA used to stand for Teaching Assistant. 

Now it stands for Tea-Addicts Anonymous. 

January 25, 2017

What I Ate Wednesday - January 25th 2017

Candy Apple Sandwich from The Best Homemade Kids Lunches on the Planet by Laura Fuentes. 

Soreen and Banana and Popcorn for snacks on Friday. It was a long day. Don't judge. 

Yeah, so this is macaroni and baked beans and tofu. Yeah I have no idea what was going on. It was an accumulation of what was in my fridge and needed eating up. 

The Avacado Bacon Melt from The Best Homemade Kids Lunches on the Planet, I used veggie bacon and vegan cheese, and made it on a panini because I found them in the reduced section at Tesco. 

Pear slices and caramel peanut butter. 

The Egg Breakfast Muffins from MOMables again. Made with veggie bacon, vegan cheese, and a Spinach Chickpea Omelette from My Whole Food Life. 

The Perfect Pancakes from The Best Homemade Kids Lunches on the Planet (yas that cookbook is my new shiny toy :P ) with Persimmon and yes, that's Nutella. (I made the pancakes using Almond milk and egg replacer). 

I made the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Chocolate Covered Katie. It was great. I forgot to add the chocolate chips. 

I made the Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup from MOMables, I added some tofu. 

This was attempt two of the Candy Apple Sandwich, the recipe said to slice the apple, but then it kept falling off my sandwich, so I cut it into a very small dice and mixed it in with the peanut butter, which worked a lot better! 

And here is the sandwich cut into a butterfly, with popcorn, the rest of the apple, some cherry tomatoes and GORP. 

I made the Avocado Bacon Melt again, let it cook and packed it in my lunch with a Marvel orange, some chia pudding and some pistachio nuts. 

Linda McCartney sausages and mustard mash, with Dinosaur Kale and veggie gravy. Definitely comfort food. 

January 18, 2017

What I Ate Wednesday - January 18th 2017

 Okay, just so that we're all clear, this is what I ate in a week, not what I ate today. 

Also, this is not everything I've eaten in the last week, I am a firm believer of cook once and then enjoy the leftovers, and so many meals have been multiples of the ones shown. Or variations on the theme of. 

And I appologize for the poor picture quality. I'll try better next week. 

I used veggie bacon and nooch to make the Avocado Bacon and Parmesan Pasta Lunch from MOMables.

I made the Oreo Cookie Pancakes from Chocolate Covered Katie's blog for my birthday breakfast. 

Apple Crumble

I heavily adapted the Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna from MOMables and then served it with a side of spinach and olives

GORP oatmeal and pear slices for breakfast. 

The Cookie Dough Yogurt Parfait from MOMables using Alpro vegan yogurt, with a PB&J and a Marvel orange. 

January 09, 2017

To Make List - January 2017

So a few months ago I posted the November 2016 To Make List. Yes I haven't posted anything since then. I'm sorry guys. I'm working on it. Pinky swear I am. 

But back to the point. My Nana has been very interested since then to know how many of the things on that list I have actually made. 


Give me a minute... 

So that would be 9 out of the 24 items on that list. Which isn't actually that many. Not even half. Also - I have no photographic evidence. But everything I did make was yummy. Its just revision got a bit stressful and I didn't really fancy eating much, and so I didn't really fancy cooking much. So no pictures. 

However this time, I have no exams. And life will will not be so stressful. So hopefully I will make much more from this list. 

I really hope so. It all looks so yummy..... 

So so so so yummy!!!!!! :D :D :D 

So, I was very VERY kindly given an Amazon gift card for Christmas, and that meant that I could buy books. 

Buying books is SO MUCH FUN. And yeah, patience was not utilized and I have already spent it all. What can I say..... books...... 

Books are good :) 

I did get myself some book books, but because a lot of the books on the list of books I want to read in the near future are books that I'd probably buy myself anyway, I also got myself a couple of cookbooks. 

They're still books. And I will get many hours of fun reading them cover to cover like a book. 

I got The Best Homemade Kids Snacks on the Planet by Laura Fuentes just over a year ago from Waterstones on a whim. I had over 60£ in points on my Waterstones card (I know, I know, it was great) and I was in the mood for a bit of a (no cost) book shopping spree. 

And what part of that title does not look great? I know.... 

But it actually turned out to be one of my most used cookbooks, which is more than impressive considering that it wasn't even a vegetarian cookbook, never mind a vegan one.

So I decided to order the other two by Laura Fuentes, The Best Homemade Kids Lunches on the Planet and The Best Grain Free Family Meals on the Planet

But they've not arrived yet. (How rude and inconvenient of my books). 

So this months to make list is entirely from the MOMables website (the authors website). Most of them are not already vegan, but making them so shouldn't be a problem.

I thought this Ramen soup had hotdogs in. I may end up adding some veggie dogs just because.

I have spent too long watching Once Upon a Time lately not to crave Granny's Lasagna. But cooking Lasagna for one is just a faff, and to be honest a waste of electricity. This skillet lasagna may be the answer.

This enchilada soup has smoked paprika in it. I already love it.

Ah.... I love spiralling. This recipe using spiralled veg instead of pasta is definitely a winner for me.

Is it too cold for trail mix popsicles?

Cause I love salsa...

Cause cookie dough everything is a good idea. Always.

The banana obsession has still not subsided. Enter these granola bars.

Obviously I would need to vegan-ize this pasta salad... but after that it sounds perfect.

And ladybug pasta salad also sounds like a winner.

And with all this pasta, we need to let the rice have a look in.

Because no you can never make enough soup.

Vegan-ized homemade egg breakfast muffins. Totally a thing. (Or soon to be).

And even better, I just made the trail mix popsicles for breakfast (using my Zoku popsicle maker and Alpro plain yogurt) so thats one down (and they (I had 3, dont judge me) were SUPER YUMMY!!).