But I've been very preoccupied and also having a hard time finding recipes I find interesting,
that don't contain hard-to-get ingredients.
Hopefully, this will be the first post of many,
on my quest to vet out good recipes to share with you all! 😊
So how did it go?
The recipe itself was very easy to follow and easy to make.
Unbeknownst to me, unsalted cashew nuts are insanely expensive 😮 (at least where I live)
so I made due by making half of the amount listed in the recipe.
This worked out well, and I got two filling portions for my mother and I out of it!👍
Tastewise it was SOOOO GOOD!
The flavours of the cashew sauce and sweet potato stuffing, paired with the tomato sauce were on a whole new, restaurant quality level, I gotta say!
I'm giving this recipe a strong 7,5 out of 10. Would I recommend? YES!
This is a recipe you do not want to miss out on!😋
Do you have any suggestions to recipes I should try out for this segment?
Or did you try this recipe? Let me know your thoughts! SLING ME A COMMENT BELOW!
I've been flirting with the idea of trying out a new recipe every week, for a little while now.
Like most people, I am a creature of habit; once I find something I like, I keep doing it.
And when it comes to cooking, it can get a little stale eating the same dishes over and over again.
Therefore, each week, I'm going to go on an online recipe quest for new undiscovered faves.
And the best thing is; you don't have to scour for new recipes, I'll be doing it for all of us; I'll find new recipes; try them out, tell you what I think, and if you see one here that sounds delish, the recipes will be readily available through direct links!
I'll be your personal recipe bloodhound!😃
If you have any recipe-suggestions, that you think should be tried out, and enjoyed by more people,
do leave it in a comment below!
And tell me what you think of this little recipe-adventure of mine!😊
I've never liked soup.
So of course, I'm doing a whole week of them. Makes sense, right?😆
Let me clarify;
Growing up; the soups I had, were all the instant powder kind.
Unsatisfying and always left me hungry.
So whenever people suggested soup for dinner, my instant inner-reaction was that of
"SACRILEGE! That's not dinner! How dare you! Are you trying to starve me to death!?"
Recently however, I had an AHA-moment.
I was sick, and my mom made me tomato-soup from scratch, and OH BOY, was it good!
And so filling!😲
Safe to say, I was speechless.
After said tomato-epiffany, I went on a search-quest for more delicious soups,
which is how I got here; a week worth of soup-adventures!
This recipe turned out yummier than I had imagined.
Way more flavourful.
It had carrots, yellow paprika, yellow onion, garlic, gingerroot and chili in it.
And surprisingly; orange-juice. RECIPE HERE
(sorry that it's in Norwegian😱 google translate?) Tuesday
I didn't feel well today;
so no dinner, unfortunately. 😱
Therefore, I'll add another day, and keep up with soups til Monday next week! 😋
In stead of wine, I used white wine vinegar (I'm allergic to pure white wine), which, in hindsight, should have been in waaaaay smaller portions.
Maybe only a tablespoon, not 1dl... 😂 as the vinegary flavour took over the entire dish.
Despite this, it tasted amazing, BUT, not in huge amounts.
But as a small appetizer with sourdough-bread for dipping; definitely a winner.
If you're making it as soup though; I'd recommend 86'ing the white wine/white wine vinegar, and trying this recipe for only the onion flavours (which smelled BOMB, until I added the vinegar and fucked it all up 😆)
This soup was SOOO GOOD!
Amazing Mexican flavours, and from scratch!
I never thought I'd be able to do that! Making taco-deliciousness from scratch! 😀
It wasn't spicy at all, and instead capsulated the chilli-flavour to perfection!😋
Asian cuisine is a big fave of mine, and this soup did not dissapoint.
Especially good with the vegan filets I used in them.
(I gently stir-fried them for a couple of minutes, before adding to the soup)
OMG, this soup is YUMMY!
The gingerroot, garlic, chilli and pomegranate come together in a flavour-explosion of the mouth!
The coconut milk makes it creamy, but keeps from tasting too coconutty
(not a fan of raw coconut flavour myself)
MUST MAKE AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN!!
Soups ranked by how much I liked them: 1. Sweet Potato Soup 2. Carrot Soup 3. Taco Soup 4. Onion Soup 5. Lentil Soup 6. Minestrone Soup 7. Veggie Soup
To anyone planning to have their own soup-week, I'd recommend making sure to get some bread in there as well. Not necessarily with the soups for dinner, but definitely overall.
Just to make sure your body gets something a bit "meatier" than only liquids during the week.
Did YOU try any of the recipes?
How was it?
Or maybe you got some recipes I should try? SLING ME A COMMENT BELOW!😊
Last week of VEGANUARY was plagued illness,
me getting overly OBSESSED with crap reality tv-shows, to pass the time;
and then forcing my sweet boyfriend to read through my "wow, you're way too into this show"
play-by-play of each crappy episode😂
My momma, the saint that she is, took off work today; to take care of my sick self. 💓
In the evening, when I was finally up for some more heavy duty, dinner'y food;
she made meTomato Soup, from, scratch! 😊
Another day, another Pesto Toast... or five. 😆
I'll have to confess that I'm really bad at feeding myself actual dinner, when I don't have company.😇
Today, my boyfriend made me the most delicious noodle-wok.
With carrots, broccoli, brown and white mushrooms, squash, garlic, and gingerroot.
Seasoned with salt, pepper, sriracha, and soy sauce.
Lucky me, I got sick today. Yaaay *sarcasm* 😞
I stayed all day in bed. Ate like a scavenger, with whatever I could snack on; nuts, pesto toast, potato chips; literally the only source of nourishment today.😆
My mom made me dinner today.
Veganburger, peas and chips.💓
A friend and I (Judge Judy would be so proud, I use the correct term xD)
had a snoozearoo at my place tonight.
So I decided to make my Kebab Recipe! ^^
It was a hit!😃
"The Other Guys", Kebab and Snacks = Epic Snoozearoo Material!😁
(just to be clear, I'm talking sleepovers; but snoozearoo sounds WAY more fun! ^^)
What do you eat, when you're vegan and sick with a throat infection?
(been sick since Thursday; and whilst I thought it was time to call it quits on the whole thing, the sickness disagreed and decided it was time to take it up a notch... or ten.😱)
An ER-visit later; fruity baby-food, chocolate-dessert, and Pepsi are my now my newly appointed BFF's until further notice.
Also drugs; prescribed, morphineated, wonderous drugs 😌.
Today was such a delight;
my mom came home for dinner, and I got to cook for her. ^^
I made my own take on a Seekh Spiced Kebab;
paired with fried coriander, chili, gingerroot, garlic, turmeric, and cumin spiced rice and veggies.
I've fallen in love with a new brand of Vegan Filets, that are tha bomb in recipes like this;
SO GOOD! ^^
Today, my boyfriend and I, decided to get cracking
on another recipe from the Official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook;
Thai Red Curry
by football-player Anthony Mullally.
It was very yummy.
Not spicy, and just the right amount of flavour.
Leftover Bonanza! :D
Yesterday's recipe was big enough in amount, that it lasted for two dinners,
over two days, for two grown people.
Typical lazy day. Too tired to cook = Pesto Toast, times every meal of the day xD
Which is okay by me.
I LOVE me my Pesto Toast and Orange Juice Dream-Team! ^^
(pic from last week :)
Tonight, I went to a birthday party.
Before I started drinking, my boyfriend made us a Brother's Green inspired curry.
It's something he makes often; it's easy, quick, and mouthwateringly savoury.
(yes, I am hella' aware how lucky I am to have a boyfriend who cooks me amazing food ^^ 💓)
Saturday & Sunday
The weekend is often a time of involuntary rest for me.
Whether I want to or not, I need to recuperate after the week, often in nap-form.
(and when I say naps, I mean alarmingly long regular snoozes, and midday siestas for no reason xD)
I often plan on making all kinds of elaborate, amazeballs meals for me, my family, and friends on weekends; Only to be harshly reminded of having zero energy after a busy week.
I feel like this week has been a little disappointing variety meal-wise.
Sorry about that. Hope it was still a compelling read.💓
For the upcoming week, I want to make more versatile meals that I haven't tried before.
I just got myself a new cookbook
Although the picture if from another day, of the same dish; as I forgot to take one x)
Today, my Boyfriend and I, decided to try out another Official Veganuary Celebrity Cookbook recipe;
It was quite the flavour-bomb.
This recipe was thumbed up, in the cookbook, by actor Joaquin Phoenix.
and since Tabbouleh, on it's lonesome, is more a snack;
we also made a mouthwatering Indian Curry around dinnertime ^^
Which we coupled with watching the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" <3
Leftovers and Pesto covered Toast day.
My wonderful boyfriend made me the best fried rice I have ever tasted! <3
Like, restaurant quality. Blew my mind.
Cherry tomatoes, green peppers, broccoli, and a shit ton of mushrooms, paired with spiced up rice.
I ran out of veggies, and groceries overall today, so pesto toast was a lifesaver.
Today was a leftover-day.
The curry-sauce my boyfriend made on Thursday, some Vegan "Meat"-balls and rice,
made my tummy feel full and nice.
(it was actually hella bland, but what can you do;
we were still out of almost everything grocery-wise xD)
Today my mom decided to make something we Norwegians like to call
Pytt i Panne = "Put it in a pan"
Which is basically just whatever you have on hand, fried together in a pan.
Perfect for doing some magic with leftovers.
Potatoes fried with onions.
(Yes, my breath stinks so bad xD)
Oven-baked garlic carrots, broccoli, potatoes, and mushrooms,
paired with kohlrabi-/potato-mash and red wine sauce
was still the bomb.com a day later ^^
I opted to do a Chinese style wok
filled with carrots, broccoli, squash, shallots, garlic, and gingerroot.
Courtesy of my childhood bowl here, that I've had for 25 years, and still going strong! ^^
I didn't make dinner today.
In an attempt to get my sleep-rhythm back into reasonable hours after the holidays;
Wednesday was spent sleeping myself back on track
(after a failed attempt at skipping a night's sleep to achieve the wanted results xD )
My Boyfriend used to work as a chef, and is therefore a very good cook.
(yup, I am fully aware how lucky I am ^^)
He taught me a BOMB noodle-wok recipe, that takes a matter of minutes, fills the tummy, and leaves my tastebuds mouth-wateringly satisfied.
My favourite veggies in woks are carrots, broccoli, squash, and mushrooms;
and this recipe's got them all! ^^
My boyfriend came home after the holidays today,
and I was WAAAY TOO EXCITED
to manage much in the cooking department xD
I tried out one of the Official Veganuary Recipes,
that I got in the Digital Celebrity Cookbook when signing up;
The Potato and Spinach Curry, by none other than world famous cricketer Jason Gillespie!
It was quite good; much milder than I had anticipated; with it having 1 whole red pepper in it.
Very mild actually; hardly spicy at all.
Would recommend! ^^
I decided to get creative, and make up a recipe in my mind;
with vegan filets, I made Kebab-"meat"
pairing it with fried, spiced brown rice. (also salad).
It turned out so good, I can't wait to repeat it! ^^
So far, Veganuary is off to a great start!
Even though I'm already vegan, the fact that I have to insta the food for good food-pics;
it makes me waay more likely to try out new and exciting recipes! xD How was your week one of Vegan Foodiness? :D Sling me a comment! ^^