What a lovely weekend I have had. Saturday morning began with pancakes. I used a vegan recipe from The Happy Herbivore.
1 cup wholewheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp fine salt
1 cup non dairy milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl
Combine non dairy milk and maple syrup
Pour wet mixture in to dry and stir until well mixed
Let rest for 10 minutes
Heat a non stick frying pan over a low heat
Spray pan or add fat, melt and ladle in 1/4 cup of batter per pancake (should make 8 small or 4 large)
Cook on one side until bubbles form, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes
I added blueberries to the batter before cooking as I love squidgy soft blueberries. I served the pancakes with more blueberries, banana and maple syrup. A delicious start to the day.
A walk in the woods with 3 canine companions today because we had Oscar visiting us.
A short walk on Saturday so we could take Dylan who is not able to do long walks anymore but he does love going out. I was in Tunbridge Wells at lunch time so I had lunch in Basil. A very light lunch as I was quite full from the pancakes; kale salad with a peanut dressing and a beetroot and rocket salad. It was a really modest portion so no wonder I was hungry by the evening!Harvey and I had a fun evening celebrating Holly’s 18th birthday party. It was lovely to see so many dear people and good friends. Michelle brought Charlotte along who I have not seen since she was a young child.
It was a real treat to sit next to my God-daughter, Maddie, for supper. Happy birthday Holly. The speeches were perfect as they made us laugh and cry which I think is the desired result. Well done Sally and Troy; well done for a lovely party and well done for Holly, she is such a treasure.
Today was a very BORING day as I spent nearly all day producing a tax return. Dull, dull, dull. The highlights were Harvey making pancakes for breakfast, a longer dog walk with the fitter dogs and a roaring fire which I enjoyed snoozing in front of for a while this afternoon.
Supper was an experiment. We had baked sweet potato which I mashed with a vegan cheese which was ok. An Ottolenghi tomato and pomegranate salad which was very good. Some buffalo cauliflower bites which were disappointing. They did not have the promised crispy outside so I will try again with another recipe. The flavour was good. Plus some green leaves.
I also had some nuts and dates and an apple, plus a glass of red wine. So in review, this was a pretty good weekend of eating. I remained vegan, managed a walk every day and ate plenty of fruits and vegetables so I am rather pleased with my efforts, particularly since I was out a lot on Saturday. I hope you all enjoyed your weekends.
You’re doing awesome. The food looks as delicious as ever, especially these cauliflower dishes you keep making. That cauliflower cheese looked so yummy the other day, even with the vegan “cheese” — It’s not so common here in USA (cauliflower cheese that is) but I would try it some day… also, that salad looks yum at the bottom!
Thank you wren. Cauliflower cheese was a common dish from my childhood. Maybe you are more familiar with macaroni cheese. My mother didnt really like pasta so we tended to have cauliflower cheese. I love it and do miss the real Cheddar taste but the vegan alternative was quite good. I do like cauliflower – it carries other flavours so well.