We're all going off to celebrate my brother's girlfriend's 40th birthday in a few weeks. Five of the twelve of us are either vegan or, in the case of the small person, allergic to milk. My mum decided that it would be good to have a dairy and egg free cake so we could all eat some, and I have been tasked with locating one as I "know about this sort of thing".
Dan has located someone and we are currently designing it by committee, Dan tweet the baker, she tweets back questions, Dan tells me, I text my mum she texts me back etc. so who knows what kind of camel we'll end up collecting on the day.
Speaking of a mish mash, I had a lot of different things to use up last night so I took it as my opportunity to have my try something new night. We ended up with this -
Yes, more sludgy brown food! It was a za'atar roast mushroom with crispy kale along with a kind of orzotto with quinoa and puy lentils, cooked in miso with some leeks, spinach and orange pepper. I called the dish clearly vegan. I have eaten miso before but never cooked using the paste so it was a new thing, and with a far stronger flavour than the light one I'd had before, very nice it was too. Luckily there was enough left over for me to have for my lunch today.
I did the side window at the shop again today, it was so difficult to find something nice. I have some pictures to share tomorrow, but that pesky sun was out and added lots of glare to everything. I did my best, and I don't often say that!