Category: vegan food


Yummy Vegan Pancakes, Baby!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged so I thought let’s start with some good old pancakes (pancakes, broccoli and mashed potatoes are my favourite foods – though not together!)

I love pancakes, with lots of different fillings, my favourite is melted chocolate and banana, with a splash of lemon. Pancakes are actually so easy to make, you just need a decent frying pan, I use a frying pan/wok type thing. It’s quite big, I prefer bigger pancakes as you can put more stuff into them and they look great when you roll them up.
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imagepicture from Ascension Earth

I’m sat here with lots of whirling thoughts in my head.. The moon is in Cancer today conjunct my Jupiter in my third house. (any astrology buffs out there know what that means) In plainer terms it means I’m moved to communicate (commune) deeply (Cancer is a water sign associated with feelings). The conjunction of Jupiter only heightens those feelings and expands them. The third house is to do with your local environment and communication. It’s easy for me to write stuff so all this blogging I do comes pretty naturally for me. I work in fits and starts and always on inspiration. I prefer not to force it as it just doesn’t feel good.

The name Easter is derived from the Saxon Eostre (Eastre) The Ancient Saxons in Northern Europe worshipped the Goddess Osetre at the time of The Spring Equinox. The Goddess represents the sunrise, Spring-time fertility and the renewal of life.

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Sitting here with Paddington Bear at Paddington Station in London I’ve always had a fascination for trains and stations. My favourite station is Paddington. I love the architecture, the expanse of the place and the ambient yet buzzy vibe the place has.
I love watching all the people, busily going from A to B, stopping along the way for a coffee and a bite to eat. Continue reading

Regalo para Gustavo

Alt Latino – De Aquel El Amor: A Birthday Prayer For Gustavo Cerati in English & Spanish

Ahhh to be alive, he is to be sure, though it’s been a long journey since May 2010 for all the fans here and around the globe

I wish I had fab news to tell, all I know is he is getting better, very slowly. Some things just take a long time.

I’m glad he is having another birthday, sometimes the rumours and scaremongering weren’t on but that’s the media for you

There’s lots of activity around the world and in the next few days pertaining to birthday events, I’ve listed some here
On twitter check out the hashtags #fuerzacerati #CeratiCumple52 and my good friend @FuerzaCerati

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Simple Good Food ~ Part 2

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Dinner for friends

This post is all about simple good food, it’s not that difficult to make I’ve included instructions and pictures.
There’s a Leek and Carrot Flan, Popcorn, Banana & Chocolate Cake and a Lemon Cheesecake

I love making flans… I’d bake them all the time if I could :)here’s a Leek and Carrot Flan I have also made a Carrot and Tofu Flan see this recipe

I followed a recipe from The Vegan Cookbook (and here is the updated version of the book), but as usual I’ve messed with the recipe again as that’s only for the Carrot Flan and I LOVE leeks with a passion!

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Simple Good Food ~ Part 1

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Here is my kitchen, it’s actually quite big as there is a table behind me, there is also a part 2
I love to cook though I have been busy with other things. I have felt inspired of late and have a little more time to cook so here are my efforts. Any decent cook will tell you that having good equipment does help a lot, I don’t need that much, but decent flan dishes, bowls to mix ingredients some good scales, a liquidiser and a blender all help make cooking a meal a lot easier.

Lunch and snacks on any given weekend

Pitta bread– stuffed with fillings

Toast some pitta breads in a toaster my favourite ones are:

Spreads for pittas: Vegan cream cheese, pâté, houmous, egg free mayo
Veggies to add: salad (rocket, watercress, spinach, lettuce) tomatoes, peppers, onion, beetroot, avocado, leeks, onions
Seeds: Roasted Tamari seeds, sunflower, sesame and cashews
Other Ingredients: cooked/tamari tofu, veggie burgers/sausages

imageSome simple ingredients: broccoli, pumpkin seeds, tofu, onions, peppers and a leek

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Since I’ve been here in Scotland here with my dear Sister, she baked me a cake when I arrived ( the banana and date one), it was so nice ( we ate it with cups of tea and with help from my dad), so she baked another one this morning, we’ve had a morning & afternoon just baking, and listening to my loved tracks on last fm it’s been great as I’m on holiday here for a while and I so need a holiday.

We’ve made a trifle, rum truffles and the banana and date cake

Banana and Date Cake

This is so easy to make, my sister has a small baby (24 weeks old) and she can make it in between feeds.

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Beanie’s Duck

I’ll explain who Beanie is later… the duck stayed at home while we went to….. the Peace Festival in Leamington yesterday ( it would have been today but I wrote the Eddie Cochran post first), it’s a yearly event and they have lots of great music, stalls and food. I went with my friends Zee and Kory.

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