WHAT I ATE IN A WEEKEND #8

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Hey, Pals! Oh boy am I berating myself for not taking these pictures on my camera. Sometimes it’s just such a faff to get my camera out and iPhone pics always look fine enough on my phone but when I transfer them to hear I’m like gross. But I just love What I Ate In A Day posts and I really hope they give you some ideas of what you could have for dinner or something new to try etc. so here we are! Let’s deal. We can get through it together.

FRIDAY

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Last Friday I made this humungous Burrito Bowl featuring white rice cooked in turmeric, black beans cooked in garlic butter (I know), half a Fry’s Family chikn schnitzel smothered in Violife pizza cheese, sweetcorn, courgette, gem lettuce, avocado, tomato and tofu bacon crumbles. I didn’t manage to finish it, but my god did I try my best. TOFU BACON CRUMBLES ON EVERYTHING, PLEASE! View Post

MAXIMISING YOUR PIZZA POTENTIAL (OR HOW I LEARNT TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE CHEESELESS PIZZA)

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The concept of a cheeseless pizza used to really upset me. My Husband has never liked cheese so whenever we had pizza order it without cheese and I always used to think he was missing out, that his meal was sub-par and I thought that he was taking one for the team so that I could enjoy an oozing slice (ew). I thought that in order for pizza to BE pizza it had to have cheese.

Then I went Vegan.

One of the first things that I tried after “The Big Event” was a cheeseless pizza. It was a homemade base with some of my favourite toppings – spicy, tangy pickled jalapenos, sweet n juicy pineapple chunks and generous chunks of fresh tomatoes sprinkled on top. I remember exclaiming “THIS TASTES JUST LIKE PIZZA!!”

It turned out I was wrong all along. That pizza was in fact the friends we made along the way and that cheese doesn’t matter!

From my very first bite of cheeseless pizza I was sold. I was a Belieber believer. Do I miss cheese? No I fucking don’t mate.

Although. I have become a fan of Vegan cheese along the way. It took me a while to get into it but I am so glad I persevered through a long stretch of being on the verge of giving up. I tried some brands and styles that I hadn’t done before and slowly and surely I found which Vegan cheeses I liked. Which ones went with what. Which ones melted the best (Violife Pizza Cheese). And so on. View Post

BIG NEWS FROM CLUB MEXICANA. PART 2

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Last week I wrote about the hints from Club Mexicana that something new was on the way and all has now been revealed!

Club Mexicana’s new venture is here and it’s some totally banging salads (and some totally awesome and colourful design work to go alongside them)!

The Essential Mix: Totally Banging Salads

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#vegan bacon Caesar salad with Parmesan shavings GET YOUR GARY ON! #veganlols

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BIG NEWS FROM CLUB MEXICANA. PART 1

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You hear that? That was the sound of everybody’s jaws dropping to the floor as they logged on to Instagram this morning. Club Mexicana have just dropped the most exciting sliver of news as they announced they’re working on a little sister street food venture to run alongside their incredibly popular 6 existing locations!

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VEGAN CHIKN, BACON & CHEEZE QUESADILLAS

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I love junk food. Sometimes I get cross that junk food is called junk food because how dare you call something I love “junk”!? Your Mum’s Junk!

Quesadillas are one of my favourite things to eat. I usually make them with some kind of refried bean/bell pepper/onion filling but now and again life calls for something a bit stronger.

A few weeks ago I made this ridiculous creation and I just had to share it with you. View Post