I miss the 90s.
So this blog turned 5 years old in March (dodgy 90s song reference duly explained?); I can't believe it. If it were my baby s/he'd be in school by now - and sorely neglected, but that's a whole nother matter and this just started to get weird.
So yeah food. I haven't posted in so long that it is feckin April already and I haven't even shown you my christmas dinner. By this point I know you're thinking 'no one gives a shit Sal'. And I could probably keep the pic and post it this year if my christmas dinner turns out shit. But I won't. Here it is! I used Julie Hasson's awesome recipe from Vegan Diner for the chicken style roast. I've made this 3 or 4 times now, it is so easy and tasty!
What else can I show you.... oh yes. Pie! This is the wonderfully fabulous Mixed Mushroom, Porcini & Ale pie from Mildred's in Soho, that I had on a day in London with my BFFs. It comes with chips and my favourite vegetable: mushy peas.
I had dessert too: it was some sort of chocolate truffle cake but looking on their menu now I don't see it, so I dunno the right name for it. GAH.
This next pic was a jolly nice pasta dish that I knocked up when I was trying to think of something to do with the half a leftover vegusto sausage!
So I fried it in a wee bit of oil then added a chopped tomato, some chopped (jarred) roasted red pepper, garlic, a shallot and a good squeeze of tomato puree. I added a bit of pasta water to make a sauce, some light soya cream and a crap tonne of nooch. Oh and lots of red chili flakes. Then some fresh basil on top to make it seem fancy. It was GOOD.
And lastly but not leastly I made a massive shepherds pie, because my friend was coming over and I figured I would eat leftovers for a day or so. But she didn't end up eating at mine so I had to finish it off myself. After 6 days I was kind of glad to see the end of it, even though it was super delish.
I used lentils as the base and the topping was half regular and half sweet potato, which is a magical combo!
I'm outta here.