A week of vegan food – Days 1 – 3 (Without any vaguely relevant pictures)

A busy few weeks with lots of work-related stress and all thoughts of healthy eating went out the window. So what better way to recover than have a week dedicated to lots and lots of lovely vegetables? Unfortunately however, the Gusto camera is kaput. It is lying in the corner heaving with exhaustion at its recent overuse. (Never fear- new batteries are on their way).

Tuesday -Curried Parsnip and Apple soup.

Sautee 2 medium onions, 3 sticks celery, 2 garlic cloves in olive oil. Add one heaped teaspoon of preferred curry powder (we used madras). Add 5 peeled and diced parsnips and three peeled and diced green apples. Add 5 litres of hot vegetable stock, and when cooked, blend.

It was delicious with soy natural yoghurt (Alpro do a nice one) and lots of parsley.

Wednesday – Fajitas

Simple everyday fajitas made with rice and kidney beans and chilli. Topped with soy yoghurt, chopped tomatos, lettuce and jalapenos. Absolutely delicious. B-G had his without the jalapenos and with extra tomatos.

ThursdayTomato and spinach dhal

Dice one large onion, an inch of fresh garlic and gently sautee in olive oil. Add a teaspoon of cumin seeds, 2 teaspoons of tumeric and a tablespoon of curry powder. Add red split pea lentil thingies (I am never sure if they are lentils or peas, but they are the ones that do not take too long to cook), and a litre of water. Cook slowly covered for an hour or so until lentils cook. Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a full pack of fresh spinach and cook until spinach wilted. Serve with rice, chutney and cucumber raita made with soy yoghurt.

Every post needs a picture surely, so from the files….

I really think the blogging community needs to do A Christmas Appeal for The Exhausted Camera.

It’s only right.


One thought on “A week of vegan food – Days 1 – 3 (Without any vaguely relevant pictures)

  1. I really need to make curried parsnip and apple soup. There’s a recipe for it in my Irish cookbook that I keep meaning to try, and I even hunted down some good parsnips recently! It’s one of the many things I miss about England…the ability to get nice, not monstrous, parsnips and other veg.


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