Category Archives: Main Meal

My tofu is a jerk.

I can’t believe that it’s been nearly 8 months since I posted a recipe, where on earth has that time gone? A lot has happened since then! And I haven’t stopped cooking either. I’ve still been dreaming up and tinkering with recipes, eating out, and taking lots of foodie photos (Seriously. SO many food photos. Hundreds. Some have gotten to the stage of “Wow! That looks amazing! ..what the hell was that?”). So expect some photo-catch up posts at some point!
Whilst I haven’t stopped cooking, I did lack the drive to potter over here and actually write it all down. I’m feeling a bit more inspired now though, so let’s try to get back into this!

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Vegan Mofo – Comforting vegetable & chickpea soup

Good evening! I’m finally -kinda- able to blog again! I’m currently borrowing my partners laptop (which thankfully hasn’t died on me yet!) to type this, so fingers crossed! I have discovered that his laptop doesn’t like my phone.. so I’ve figured out that by uploading the photos to my blog on my phone, I can then edit them using my partners laptop! Phew! I WILL find a way!

The night before yesterday, I had put on a huge pot of chickpeas to cook overnight in my slow cooker. I’d looked into my pantry and had been disheartened to find I only had one tin of chickpeas left! I love chickpeas and use them every week, so I was a little heartbroken.. until I noticed I had several bags of dried chickpeas lurking in my pantry! Problem solved! In they went to cook overnight, so by the morning I had gorgeous, perfectly cooked chickpeas just begging to be used.

Since it was a bit of a chilly day, I thought what better way to use some of the chickpeas, than in a soup!

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Fig & Cheese Pizza; & a battle.

Right now, I’m in the middle of a war.

On my side, I have boxes, scissors and packing tape.

On the other side – Clutter, dust, and over a year and a half of accumulated…. stuff.

So far, I seem to be winning the battle. Though that’s difficult to see right now, with boxes blotting out the light from the windows, and piles of “things” gathered in every corner, waiting to be sorted. Waiting to strike.

Moving house really can feel like an up-hill battle at times. Every single thing that you own is dragged out of the dark depths in which it’s hidden for who-knows how long, piled up in heaps and boxes to stare you in the face, making you ask yourself  – Why on earth did I keep That? Where did that come from? Do I need this?

In the face of all of this chaos, you become ruthless. Throwing away things that once, a long time ago, you had some reason to keep that now alludes you. It’s not only a battle with your house and your possessions, but a battle with yourself. As you try to cut down the never-ending mountain of boxes that need to be moved…

But it’s not all bad.

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Perfect Purple Pasta

I had very colourful dreams last night. Bright purples, glowing reds, vibrant greens, and stunning yellows….

Oh hello, stunning yellow..
Oh hello, stunning yellow..

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The joys of indecisiveness & Gnocchi

Today, I thought I’d take a little break from all of the reviews I’ve been doing lately. There have been a lot, I know! (I can’t help it though, Brighton has so many amazing places that I just want to rave about non-stop! It’s probably a good thing I don’t live there.. I’ve be broke, over-weight from eating so many wonderful things.. but very happy!)

The joys of summer :)
The joys of summer 🙂

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Pesto Spaghetti

I know, I know. I said that I would be posting this recipe the very day after I posted my Pesto recipe – But sometimes, life just gets in the way!
Saturday was spent at my fiancé’s mum’s house, with my fiance’s family. No laptops, barely any phone usage, simply spent relaxing in the garden and spending time together.
With a particularly fun game of hide and seek, in which I won one of the games (they had to give up!) by hiding in an abandoned tree-house 😛

Sometimes, being so short and little has it’s perks!

Okay, so this photo wasn't taken at my fiancé's mum's.. I forgot to take photos that day!
Okay, so this photo wasn’t taken at my fiancé’s mum’s.. I forgot to take photos that day!

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