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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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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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Well,

I was writing a completely different post earlier and this kinda just popped into being all by itself
So this one is first, as it’s about home comforts and food.
Being the Taurean lady that I am; a comfy sofa is the ultimate in pleasure for me 😀

My other sofa – bless, is looking a little tired and it just wasn’t long enough (it’s an important consideration as I have long legs), even though I have fallen asleep on it a million times and squished too many people on it!
It was time for a change

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Home Cooked Food

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I love to cook, bake etc see this, though I don’t have a lot of time and I get tired as I’m quite busy so when I do have the energy and inclination I really enjoy it.

I’ve met a lot of people who were astounded that for instance I would consider making my own white sauce for a lasagna. I like making things from scratch , I’m not averse to using cooking sauces, frozen fruit or tinned beans to save some time (no point slaving over a cooker for 3 hours for beans)

I enjoy the preparation and the process, since I’ve got a squeezebox boom in my kitchen now, I love to listen to music and cook, especially last night I cooked a carrot and tofu flan from scratch, I love making pastry, it’s so easy and you can put different flours in for different flavours.

I followed a recipe from The Vegan Cookbook (and here is the updated version of the book), my copy is rather battered from overuse, well I have had it since 1986!

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I baked these – Vegan Cupcakes

Hmmmm…. I haven’t slept properly for weeks and all this blogging is not helping,

I’m officially a night owl

It doesn’t matter what I do I lie in bed wide awake, I used to sleep so well too, maybe I need some company hmmmm…. or just a few cupcakes?

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