Belated Hummus Wishes

Today was International Hummus Day!
I don’t know about you, but for me, hummus is pretty much it’s own food group.
It goes Fruits, Vegetables, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, and Hummus, right?
So when I found out that there was a day dedicated to Hummus, I just knew I had to get involved!
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A Jerk Addiction – Awesome Jerk Sauce

This is a follow-up post from my Jerk-tofu recipe. If you’ve tried making the jerk-tofu, then now you should have a little pot of left-over marinade sitting waiting to be used!

Jerk Tofu and the amazing sauce..
Jerk Tofu and the amazing sauce..

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My tofu is a jerk.

I can’t believe that it’s been nearly 8 months since I posted a recipe, where on earth has that time gone? A lot has happened since then! And I haven’t stopped cooking either. I’ve still been dreaming up and tinkering with recipes, eating out, and taking lots of foodie photos (Seriously. SO many food photos. Hundreds. Some have gotten to the stage of “Wow! That looks amazing! ..what the hell was that?”). So expect some photo-catch up posts at some point!
Whilst I haven’t stopped cooking, I did lack the drive to potter over here and actually write it all down. I’m feeling a bit more inspired now though, so let’s try to get back into this!

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The strange world we live in.

I know that I said I would be posting again soon, and I promise that I will!

You know how people always say “Don’t read the comments!” on controversial posts? I really need to listen to that advice.
On a post recently about how fish feel pain, it was truly saddening to see the sheer number of comments from people who either don’t care, or don’t understand that all life matters.
I won’t go into a huge rant here, as I feel I’ve spent far too much time on this lately. It did however inspire me to do a little doodle, so I though I would share it here.

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I’ll just leave you with this.

No matter who you are, what you believe in, whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or anything in between – Show some more compassion in your life. So often, you see people who don’t agree throw insults at each other. If we all showed others a little more respect, and showed a little more compassion to other living beings, the world would be a much better place.

We won’t get there overnight. But if everyone made one small effort, then at least we’d be on our way.

Much love :)

Pixie x

Vegan Island!

Helloooooo! My goodness it’s been a while hasn’t it? Don’t you find when you don’t do something for a while, it gets harder and harder to get back to it? That’s what I’ve been like! I’ve still been cooking up all manners of vegan goodies, and I’ve even photographed most of it! So I have literally hundreds of foodie photos to bombard you all with soon :D.

I’ve started doing some little vegan humour doodles! Who here has had the “You’re vegan? But, what if you were stuck on a desert island?” question? Probably nearly everyone! So here’s my little take on it!

 

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I think it looks like a rather nice place to live!

I should be getting some more posts up again soon :).

In the meantime, let me know what you think!

Pixie x

Vegan MOFO – More InSpiral & Garlic vinaigrette

Last week, I treated myself to a box of goodies from InSpiral. I wrote about some of them in my last post, so here’s the rest!

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Vegan MOFO – InSpiral Goodies!

Things have been rather busy here lately. In between trying to unpack, organise things, find my craft supplies, do some work, cook, clean, and alternately swearing at the internet, my laptop, and the phone signal (it’s shockingly bad), I’ve been feeling a little lack-lustre.. It’s hard to feel inspired when you’re down to your last carrot and up to your elbows in boxes.

However, something arrived in the post which has inspired me a bit more…

A gorgeous box of goodies from InSpiral!!

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Vegan Mofo – Comforting vegetable & chickpea soup

Good evening! I’m finally -kinda- able to blog again! I’m currently borrowing my partners laptop (which thankfully hasn’t died on me yet!) to type this, so fingers crossed! I have discovered that his laptop doesn’t like my phone.. so I’ve figured out that by uploading the photos to my blog on my phone, I can then edit them using my partners laptop! Phew! I WILL find a way!

The night before yesterday, I had put on a huge pot of chickpeas to cook overnight in my slow cooker. I’d looked into my pantry and had been disheartened to find I only had one tin of chickpeas left! I love chickpeas and use them every week, so I was a little heartbroken.. until I noticed I had several bags of dried chickpeas lurking in my pantry! Problem solved! In they went to cook overnight, so by the morning I had gorgeous, perfectly cooked chickpeas just begging to be used.

Since it was a bit of a chilly day, I thought what better way to use some of the chickpeas, than in a soup!

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Vegan Mofo – day who knows!

Well hello! I’m still alive over here, in case you were all starting to worry.

It’s been a bit of a blogging nightmare over here lately.. First, my blog went down (on Thursday/Friday), then I moved house on Saturday, spent Sunday cleaning the old house, and I’ve had no internet since Friday! And now we do seem to have some sort of internet (though it’s as slow as a snail in cement), my laptop has decided to join in the jolly fun and has stopped working. All that it will do is load up the background my dad set of a cute cat, and nothing else. Now don’t get me wrong, I love desktops of cute cats.. But it would be nice if my laptop would be more than just a rather pricey  picture frame..

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I’m currently writing this from my phone, so apologies if the photos are huge.. I can barely figure out how to upload them, let alone resize them!

This desktop image is actually pretty apt, as this is exactly how I have been feeling for the past few days.. I seem to alternate between “Wow I have so much to sort out, this house is awesome, I love organising this!” And “I am so so tired, I could sleep ’till June, I don’t care if we never unpack anything”.

Currently writing this on my phone, which is proving very tricky! It doesn’t seem to like me uploading photos.. Which should be fun..

Whilst I try to figure it all out, here is a series of thoughts which have occurred to me since the move..

  • Spending hours on your knees (with a dodgy knee) is not a wise choice.
  • 90% of my friends would read that and make some dirty joke about it.
  • When you move out and have to clean the old house, always pack spare socks. Seriously, it’s a must.
  • You also don’t appreciate the wonderfulness of clean, dry socks until you’re forced to be without them..
  • When cleaning (or doing any job you don’t like) – good, lively music is a must.
  • When busy, you realise that although you shouldn’t, you can actually survive on just adrenaline and a banana.
  • You will thank your lucky stars you had the foresight to bake up a giant batch of insanely healthy, energy packed flapjacks.
  • Then you will realise that no matter how convenient they are, you shouldn’t try to live off of them alone (bad idea).
  • You also realise just how amazing family are. Especially when they wake up at 4am to drive all the way down to help you move (without telling you), and just when you’re waking up trying to figure out how the hell you’re going to manage, you hear a surprise knock at the door and familiar voices yelling at you to “Wake up!!”.
  • They also go out of their way to help you clean, and stop you from having a bit of a break down.  (Thank you. Thank you thank you.).
  • You will never realise how much you have wanted a pantry, until you suddenly have one. You will stop and catch yourself smiling at random moments, saying “I have a pantry!”, and smiling. This is normal.
  • Even if you’ve never cared for it before, you will crave chocolate. And eat it. And it will be so worth it.
  • Moving will make a “I always cook everything from scratch!” person, into the kind of person who will be happy to add spices to a tin of heinz mixed beans and call it dinner. Packet cous cous with cheap hummus is “fancy”.
  • When knackered, the thought of putting your bed together at 10pm will have you nearly on the verge of tears. Collapsing into said bed though will make it all worthwhile.
  • Hot showers are the best thing ever.
  • Everyone should have a picnic table in their garden. I have no words for how amazing this is.
  • After a move, a weekend relaxing with family will seem 100% lovelier than ever before. The word “perfect” will be mentioned a lot.

I think that’s all I have! Hopefully technology will be kind to me soon and actually allow me to continue with my blogging! I have several recipes to share once I get the chance! Happy MOFO all! I hope your week was slightly less stressful than mine! :)

Pixie x

 

Vegan mofo – the perils of moving!

Hello fellow MOFO-ers!  Well, I’ve been trying to write a post on my phone for over a week… First I had no internet, then it was slow internet, then my laptop died, my partners laptop died when I touched it ( though it works perfectly for him, typical!). And my blog so far fails to work on my phone.. And I was doing so well! I’m hoping that some day soon technology will take pity on me and actually let me blog.. But I’m not amazingly hopeful ! I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive over here (and getting crazier and crazier with each passing non-blogable day…). I haven’t been taking many foodie photos lately, as we’ve been living on super simple meals since the mkve. But hopefully I’ll have some more interesting things to share soon! Also, apologies for any spelling mistakes in this post… Every time I tried to edit it, my blog crashed and deleted everything I had written!! Damn you technology! I hope your mofo’s are going a bit better!!

Pixie x

(I tried to insert photos, it wouldn’t let me! I’m sorry! :( )

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