It's been a bit of a rubbish week. I finished last Friday for a week's holiday but woke up on Saturday morning with a throat infection. I managed to try and suppress it with large amounts of vitamin C and paracetamol until Tuesday when I had a hospital procedure booked in. I still felt pretty exhausted though and spent the weekend on the sofa. Luckily there were some nice comfort foods and snacks to cheer me up. This semi healthy snack tray has Inspiral Kale chips, olives + sundried tomatoes and supermarket own brand vegan friendly Frazzles type crisps.
These Dutch Stroopwafel biscuits are filled with caramel. The traditional way to eat them is to warm them up by placing them over a freshly made hot drink for a few minutes to soften the filling. It's unusual to find ones that are vegan friendly so I when I saw these in The Eighth Day and they were on offer I snapped them up.
After the hospital visit the cold came out in full force and it's been a yucky couple of days. I'm feeling a lot better this evening though so hopefully I'll be able to get out of the house and do something tomorrow on my last day off. One nice thing this week is that I have managed to watch the whole of the first series of Boardwalk Empire on DVD whilst enjoying some comforting meals like the Superfood Porridge above sprinkled with goji and blueberries. Matt made me this mega roast dinner too with home made nut roast, roast parsnips, carrots, broccoli and the most amazing roast potatoes.
I'm still trying to eat lots of salads too. Sweetcorn roasted in the oven is one of my favourite things at the moment. Here it accompanied by green beans in vinagrette, chargrilled artichoke, olives stuffed with almonds, home made potato salad and a green salad with smoked tofu.
I noticed on Facebook before that the form is up for this years Vegan MoFo. Wow, it doesn't seem like a year since the last one! I've signed up to participate for the third year running. Is anyone else going to do it?