Sunday, 19 June 2011

Family Time.

Recently I got to spend a long weekend with my Mum and Dad, who currently live in WA, but are in the process of purchasing a property so they can move back to here to Tassie.
As this was the first time I have spent time with my parents since I became vego so, I really wanted to show them how well I eat, as I'm sure they were somewhat concerned.

Sunday night I made a huge lasagne packed full of crumbled lentil-veggie burgers, crumbled tofu, home-made Napolitana  sauce, mushrooms, spinach, onion, carrots and zucchini. Instead of a white/cheese sauce I used lashings of Tofutti "Better Than Cream Cheese" on the top layer I mixed in nutritional yeast flakes with the cream "cheese" which worked really well. The whole meal was fantastic, and because of the crumbled tofu, burgers and lentils it had a great great chewy texture, and the omnivores didn't seem to miss the meat.

Monday, to me, was a bit more of a flop. I REALLY wanted dumplings so I made Vegan Yum Yum's "Pot Stickers" which were a huge hit, just not for me. I also made wonton soup, also not so great to me!

Then there was Tuesday, night of Mexican feasting! Oh, it was SOOO good!! We had oven baked seitan chimichangas, bean chilli, Mexican rice, Orgran cornbread and corn chips. Of course no Mexican feast is complete without cheese and sour cream, yes I have all vegan substitutes thanks again to Tofutti and Cheezly. Also Corona with lime, naturally!

Clockwise from top left: Chimichanga with enchilada sauce and Tofutti sour supreme, Mexican rice, vegan chilli with a knob of Cheezly white cheddar and sour supreme and lastly Orgran corn bread, garnished with a wedge of lime.

As payment for staying in the Chateau Sarah, the folkies bought me 2 AWESOME presents! A waffle iron, my new favourite toy and a huge new recipe book: 500 Vegan Recipes, which I am loving, I just need more time to go through it.

Plain vanilla waffles with sliced banana, agave nectar and Soyatoo soy whip.
This was an AWESOME breakfast!


  1. Yum. Looks so good.
    Do you frequent Fresh cafe Sarah.
    I love their mixed plate. Enough to share. We should go there.

  2. Sounds good. I've only been to fresh once and wasn't that fussed, but I do want to give it another go.