And we ate a LOT of awesome food, so strap yourself in, because there's a load of food porn in this post. And if you want to see slightly* better food photography from this trip, keep an eye on Jojo's blog, as no doubt the pics will be up soon! (* way WAY better)
Let's start with dinner on the first night. Our first stop after leaving the airport was a massive Carrefour Supermarket. We bought a crap tonne of food as we were planning on mainly staying in and eating at the villa. So the first night we went for easy food; potato wedges roasted with olive oil, garlic and smoked paprika. The seitan steaks were from Carrefour and we just pan fried them and the a simple salad.
On the second day, the weather was still kinda cloudy and rubbish, so we jumped in the car and headed for a day trip to Seville, mainly because there is a vegan bakery there called Veganitessen. Look how cute their cake boxes are...
Mine was called 'Bulgur Salteado con Veduras, Seitan y Tofu Ahumado'. Basically it was bulgur wheat with seitan, tofu and veggies and it was mighty fine. Jojo's husband Nick had this also.
But, no fear, it still tasted rad and it looked pretty awesome once it was decorated. It was lemon drizzle cake by the way.
Here is dinner from one night and I probably shouldn't post this pic because it looks a hot mess. But there was no way to get a decent pic! It was mushroom burgers from Carrefour, field roast hotdogs that Jojo brought back from her trip to the US, in a massive sandwich with some corn and a craptonne of nooch.
And dessert was churros. We found these in the frozen aisle in Carrefour and they were cooked in the oven, so none of us special-tons had to burn ourselves trying to deep-fry churros! Win.
On our last night, we took a drive to a town called Zahara de la Sierra, which has a gorgeous lake and scenery. We found a restaurant called Al Lago, which had the most beautiful views of the lake. The owner was English and we explained we were vegan and they made us this amazing paella. Seriously, best paella I've ever eaten. Ever. So good.
And there was sorbet too for afterwards, I picked green apple but they also had mango, lemon and berry flavours I think. Although now I think of it, possibly the lemon wasn't vegan, but the others were. Sorry this picture blows, but I took loads and this is the only one that is remotely usable. It was about 9.30 at night by then.
OK on the day we left spain, we drove to Malaga, as that's where we flew from. Jojo had happy cow'd in advance so we knew too look for a place called El Piano. It was a teeny little shop with a few tables outside, but it was all vegan.
Basically you pick a small or large 'boat' (we all picked large of course) and in the large you pick four items. Mine was a crepe, filled with mushroomy filling, black beans, roasted potatoes with herbs and the 4th was something I forget the name of, but it tasted like seasoned TVP with peas in. It was good.
The also did dessert. Nick & Tabitha both picked the brownie and I tried a little bit. As Nick put it, 'yeah, you can tell this place is "sin gluten"'. They were kinda dry but apparently the icing was good.
Jojo and I shared the berry cake and the orangey cake. I didn't care for the berry one, it was kind of weird textured, like dried out jelly. But the orange one was good. The base was chocolatey and the orange topping was like custard.
OK, now I'm done.
Kind of... Just wanted to say that anyone who wants to see some scenery from Andalucía, I've created an album on my facebook. Spain really is beautiful; the town we stayed in was called El Gastor, located a couple of hours from Malaga and an hour or so from Seville (both of which we visited) and was basically in a mountain. I took lots of pics of the scenery and the lake nearby, so if you want to see those pics, they are here.