Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Easy Cocoa Brownies with Tayberries

I am not joking when I write that I have made cocoa and chocolate brownies (minus the fruit topping) at least four times this month.  

Three times in one week, that I had to go out and get more fairtrade cocoa brownies.  First lot of brownies were for us, second for family, third time for friends and more recently for  some work colleagues.
One of my cute nieces and she is rather cute describes these as lush, and I have to concur, these were lush and proper squidgy.  She was even more delighted that her brownies were not topped with fruit, unlike these that are topped with luscious, fat juicy tayberries.    
I do like tayberries, but don't come across them that often.  In fact the last time I had a tayberry was when I lived in Scotland, not long followed by Karaka Blackberry. These tayberries come from a little place called the Fruit Machine, though it does sell vegetables too.  
Fellow blogger who likes to call herself Matron at Down on The Allotment describes Tayberry as a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry. The fruit topping is not necessary on these Cocoa Chocolate Brownies, but I like to get fruit in my diet somehow.  

I am sharing these with Tin and Thyme for We Should Cocoa and Jibber Jabber for Love Cake.  
Other Cocoa and Chocolate Brownie Recipes on the Blog
Raspberry Brownies
Red Dragon Chili Brownies
Strawberry Cream Cheese Brownies
Sweet Potato and Cranberry Brownies
Vegan Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

Monday, 26 June 2017

Another Easy Thai Green Coconut Curry

A few days ago, I made one of our staple quick stand by vegetarian meals  (actually its vegan) Thai Green Curry.  

I enjoy  making this Easy Thai Green Curry as it comes together quite quickly when you want something on the table in a hurry. 
I have been making variations of this Thai Green Curry for years, some of which I have blogged over the years and some I have not.  This version will be shared with Inheritance Recipes co hosted by Solange at Pebble Soup and Coffee and Vanilla.  I am also sharing it with Eat Your Greens.  

This Thai Green Curry has lots of green vegetables: mangetout, green beans, broad beans, edamame. soya beans and baby gem lettuce pierced by creamy cauliflower and orange carrots. 
For the recipe, follow this link - I just changed some of the vegetables. Nice change. 

Other Thai Green Curry recipes on the blog, 
Homegrown Vegetable Thai Green Curry
Thai Gree Curry with Romanesco Cauliflwoer, Choi Sum and Shiitake Mushrooms
Thai Green Toot Vegetble Flan
Thai Shiitake and Bok Choy Green Curry
Tofu Thai Green Curry with Cauliflwoer Rice
Summer Thai Gween Curry

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Coconut Flour & Coconut Blossom Syrup Fudge (vegan)

Last month I mentioned that I have a thing for fudge at the moment.  I have made vegetarian fudgevegan fudge and even raw fudge.  Well here are some more that I have dubbed as Quadruple Coconut Fudge as its made with coconut flour, coconut blossom syrup, coconut oil and dessicated coconut. 
For a long while, I have been dilly dallying what to do with my stash of coconut flour...  By the way, Is coconut flour the same as coconut milk powder????? I cannot seem to get a definitive answer on this question on any of the website, or maybe I am just not cooking in the right places. Anyway, this recipe for Coconut Flour Fudge is much of an on-going experiment with coconut flour being treated a little like milk powder for Indian style Burfi's
This Coconut Flour and coconut Blossom Syrup Fudge is good for up to 3 weeks as long as its kept in the fridge. I preferred this a few days later when the texture changed.  It firmed up even further and became more fudge like. It also crumbled like sugary icing fudge too, but I must warn you this is not sugary sweet, it has a subtle sweetness. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Kristy Turner's Roasted Broccoli and Apple Salad

The bookmarked recipes on my blog continue. 

This Roasted Broccoli and Apple Salad is my second bookmarked recipe from Kristy Turners But I could Never Go Vegan, the first was BBQ Cauliflower Salad.  
I was tempted to make this Roasted Broccoli and Apple Salad for two other reasons. First, its nearly summer and we need more salads in our diet; and secondly, my blogger friend Johanna who blogs over at Green Gourmet Giraffe had made this very salad a few months back and it got me interested in trying it, especially as apples are replacing bananas in my fruit bowl at home and in the lunch box.