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Our vegan feasts in & out over the last few weeks...

Scrambled tofu, sun-dried tomato & guacamole pizza at Samphire in Plymouth...
Absolutely delicious!

We love mushy peas - especially home made, but at Samphire they make fabulous mushy broad beans...

As well as yummy cheeselesscakes!

The Chai Shop in Bishop's Castle was just underneath the house we stayed in & we were thrilled to find out that all their veggie options were actually vegan. 
Authentic home cooked Indian food lovingly prepared by mother & daughter - Tahira & Rozie.
So good we visited twice!!!

A selection of vegan starters, a sample of all the vegan curries with rice & a lovely cup of tulsi tea!

An afternoon spent in The Great Oak veggie cafe in Llanidloes, Wales.
Plant milk hot chocolate...

Served with a date slice & chocolate fudge cake... Yummy yum yums!!!

Breakfast at The Good Life cafe in Shrewsbury, afraid it was just ok...
 But we did buy a large salad to take away which was really good.

The Green Rocket in Bath was fabulous.


Cashew & roasted parsnip curry.

Lemon & chickpea stew.

Noodles in peanut sauce.

Cherry Bakewell cake.

Chocolate gingerbread 

Chocolate & orange polenta cake.

Our fantastic feast at Kath & Jim's in Glastonbury.

Including this wonderful African stew, topped with peanuts & served with slices of lime...

And chocolate brownie with vanilla Swedish Glace!

Our Winter Solstice dinner...
Yellow pea stew with braised carrots & shallots, baked potato & steamed kale...

Leftovers served with avocado & butter bean houmous, salad, pickles, pitta & home made spelt bread.

Christmas Day nut roast & veggies...

And sticky date sponge with Swedish Glace.

Red lentil stew made with leftover chilli, oven baked tomatoes, beetroot & potatoes, carrot & swede mash & steamed kale.

Carob & orange torte - polenta base with ground almonds, dates, orange zest & coconut. 
Avocado mousse is the topping with carob, dates & the juice of 1 orange.

Sime's quick bangers & mash...
 The Redwood sausages were on special offer at our local health shop & Sime cannot resist a bargain!

Pasta a la Sime... Sauce maker extraordinaire! 

Chocolate Polenta Cake made with beetroot.

Baked polenta with roasted veggies & chilli sauce.

Delicious vegan pizza out with Jess' family on her 18th Birthday.

Full on sugary bliss (AKA Hugo's 18th Birthday cake).

In the week, we made roasted butternut squash curry & our version of saag aloo - using kale instead of spinach. The leftovers got whizzed up with breadcrumbs, walnuts, simmered onions & garlic, herbs & spices to make a nut roast.

We use our slow cooker most days, more than ever since Bebe's been in care - although we realise what hard work it was caring for her, it's only now that we can really appreciate the time we have again to do the things we love... 
Like preparing our meals before we venture out for the day - arriving home to a one pot feast is wonderful! 


Now what shall we have to eat?

Kay & Sime
xx

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