Showing posts from March, 2013

Out and About

I've eaten out a bit more than I usually do recently so here's a little round up. My friend Susan and I had a day trip over to Liverpool for her birthday the other weekend. We took in the Art of Pop Video exhibition at Fact and had a mooch around the Bold Street / Ropewalks area taking our lunch at MelloMello. I had a breaded mushroom burger with fresh pesto and the most amazing rosemary fries. Susan chose a Thai curry with rice and nan bread. I think Mello has become my favourite place to eat in Liverpool. I was actually too full to have one of their vegan cakes after eating this! Back on home turf Matt and I had a bit of a Japanese feast one evening at Samsi . This was the fab sushi course. The restaurant has a shop in the basement selling Japanese food so I picked up some sushi rice as it's ages since I've made any. I met up with my friend Siobhan for tea at Tampopo . Like Samsi, Tampopo is a mini, independent chain of restaurants with pretty good ve

March Catch Up

Blimey where has March gone! Half way through already and I've not blogged yet. The month started with Matt's birthday which meant me cooking a tea of pies. The main course pie was the fabulous Mushroom and Ale Pie from Vegan Village. I used Black Sheep for the stout. I've made this pie loads of times, it's pure comfort food. For dessert I made these Chocolate Kahlua Pies from an old favourite recipe. These are really easy and are one of those desserts that people can't believe is vegan when they taste it. I made half the filling recipe which was just the right amount to fit in the six ready prepared Graham Cracker pie cases that came with my January UK Vegan Food Swap box from Rachel . If I recall correctly Rachel said they came form the magical sounding Kosher Kingdom in Golders Green. Perhaps it wasn't the most healthy of teas but it was a treat and I've been really making an effort with my meals during the rest of the month cutting back on