Monday, 9 May 2016

Third Time Lucky



I really wanted baked beans for brunch, so I used a tin of butter beans instead of haricot. They were just the ticket, there's no sugar added in the recipe I used which was just what I was after (we also like our beans thick and claggy! More water would make a smoother sauce). Dan made some tofu scramble (another first) and we ate it with some nice malted bread Dan baked yesterday. Delicious. 

Both recipes are from Keep It Vegan by Aine Carlin. 

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  1. The bread look delicious, I am afraid I cheat and use a bread making machine but it still tastes way better than shop bought.

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    1. Shop bought bread makes me feel really yucky, but whenever Dan makes it I am fine. He makes such good bread, and the pitta are just gorgeous.

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  2. Looks tasty. I'm pleased you finally made some beans you were happy with.

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  3. Just catching up on your posts. Glad to see the beans worked in the end and good on you for persevering. The bread that Dan has made looks really good. Mum swears men are better at making bread than women. She says it's all to do with them having the muscles to knead the dough properly haha. xx

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    1. Thanks. Not all that long ago I would have just given up and not tried again but I just wanted to do it. The extra muscles making good bread is a very interesting theory!

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  4. Mmmm, this looks gooooooooooood!!!! What did you think of the tofu scramble!?x

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    1. It was really nice, and so simple. I enjoyed the tofu scramble more than I thought I would, I don't mind tofu but don't eat it all that often. The recipe flavoured the tofu with mild curry spices and there was apple cider vinegar involved somehow but it didn't taste spicy it was just a nice moreish flavour.

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  5. Glad you found a recipe that works for you.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks. I've finally realised that not every recipe will work for me and there are some books that really speak my language and I have more success with than others. I'd never really thought about it before but I suppose it makes sense, like everything else there are different styles and not everything will suit everyone.

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  6. I like the sound of your baked beans I will see if I can get that book. I noticed on the back of a taco kit pack to substitute butter beans for meat and I'm quite eager to try. However it will just be for me and will do for a weeks worth of lunches for work. Thank you ever so much for the fabric. The red fabric is perfect for my mums table cloth. I shall post a pic when I get back to blogging properly xx

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    1. It really is a good book, I bought my copy for £4 or £5 from The Book People.

      I really like a mixture of butter beans and black eyed beans for tacos and the like, hope you enjoy it should you give it a try.

      Glad you like the fabric.

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