Category Archives: Meals and light bites

New York Deli Pastrami sandwich

The classic, considered to be New York’s signature sandwich is made with sliced pastrami topped with spicy brown mustard on rye bread. You can add Swiss cheese, mayo and pickles or sauerkraut. I used Squeaky Bean Vegan Pastrami Style Sandwich … Continue reading

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Vegan pigs in blankets

These were the best ones I have made so far! I used Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages and Finnebrogue’s Naked without the Oink vegan bacon. Soak 12 cocktail sticks in water overnight and thaw the sausages, also … Continue reading

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Oyster mushrooms in a creamy peppered sauce

Day 24. Oyster pepper This peppery mix contains black, Voatsiperifery, Cubeb, white and Timur berry pepper with allspice. Rather than putting it on oysters (sea bogeys my fella calls them), I cooked oyster mushrooms in a creamy peppered sauce. Cook … Continue reading

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Faux gras

Day 23. Foie gras mix… There’s not much more to say than this… vegans can have it all!!  

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Vegan steak, chips and peas

Day 22: Steakhouse spice blend: This blend contains: onion, Voatsiperifery pepper, Cubeb pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Obviously I made a pepper sauce to go on Vivera steaks. Ingredients Method Put the butter in a large, … Continue reading

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Mushroom risotto with diamond salt and summer truffle

Day 21: Diamond (Himalayan) salt with summer truffle Risotto with diamond salt Ingredients • 1 onion, finely chopped • 2 tbsp olive oil • 2 sticks of celery, thinly sliced • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 300g Arborio rice • … Continue reading

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Cajun cauliflower

Day 20. Cajun mix This Cajun mix is flavoured with paprika, coriander, mustard, turmeric, fennel, black pepper, cumin, garlic, and cayenne pepper. I tossed some cauliflower florets in rapeseed oil then sprinkled on the Cajun mix and baked them in … Continue reading

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Court bouillon, butter bean casserole and tarragon dumplings

Day 19: Court bouillon Court bouillon is a seasoned broth or stock used for cooking fish, meat or vegetables. It can be made up from white wine, onion, garlic, celery, seasoning and spices and is often used for cooking food … Continue reading

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Noodle soup with Shichimi Togarashi

Day 18: Shichimi Togarashi Seven-flavour chilli pepper (also known as nana-iro tōgarashi or simply shichimi) is a common Japanese spice mixture containing seven ingredients: cayenne chilli pepper, poppy seeds, roasted orange peel, sesame seeds, Sansho berry, ginger and nori leaves. … Continue reading

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Jackfruit Rendang

Day 16. Rendang curry Rendang is originally an Indonesian dish now often found in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines. Often described as a Southeast Asian curry, it is made by stewing meat in coconut milk and spices until it … Continue reading

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