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Creamy Vegan Cheese and Kale Linguine

Vegan Cheese and Kale Linguine

Much like literally all good pasta sauces ever, this one leans heavily on being brought together by the liquid gold that is reserved pasta water. I’ve eaten this in a few different forms about five times over the past couple of weeks, alternating vegetables depending on what’s in the fridge. Ingredients come from cupboard to plate in about 15 minutes at an absolute maximum, let this be a permanent weeknight staple if you happen to be inclined towards vegan eating. Serves 1: 75-100 linguine (or spaghetti, or.. whatever pasta you happen to feel like making today) 1 big handful kale leaves 1/3 block vegan cheddar, grated (both Violife and ASDA cheddar alternative are decent) 2 tbsps nutritional yeast  1 tbsp vegan spread (pure soya is my go-to of late) pinch of mustard powder or tsp actual mustard if you have it plenty of salt and pepper, to taste Put the pasta and kale into a saucepan, cover with boiling water, season with salt, and cook according to pasta packet instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving at least …

Vegan Currywurst at Beelzebab, Apple Braised Cabbage and an Impromptu Vegan Dinner Party

Week 2 of Veganuary has passed with neither insult nor injury. My stomach has returned to its former not-8-months-pregnant-looking glory thanks to the week 1 bloating phase being well behind us and, at this half way mark, I’ve not really had a craving for anything non vegan or felt particularly deprived. This perceived lack of deprivation in my diet may well be coming only from the fact that I’m also knee deep in Dry January, and all minor inconveniences are paling in comparison to the fact that not a single drop of alcohol has passed my lips in 14 days. Who’s to say. Here’s this weeks highlight reel: Beelzebab at The Hope and Ruin Beelzebab are renowned the whole city over for their vegan kebabs and hot dogs, but it was the ‘loaded fries’ side of the menu that my friend and I gravitated towards when we were in for a drink this week. Currywurst (right) is £5.95 and chilli cheese fries (left) are £6.95, both an ideal portion for a carb-heavy, self indulgent, beautifully …

Veganuary 2019 | Sweet Potato Peanut Stew, Fake Nando’s and Food Shame

*taps mic*.. this thing still on? If anything was going to bring your old pal Cate out of the woodwork, it was going to be Veganuary. I’ve delved into the depths of my brain LastPass folder to recover my WordPress password, I’ve dusted off my keyboard, I’ve remembered how to string a sentence together. Let’s do this. So, how’s it going? By far the easiest transition to Veganuary I’ve had to date. I don’t know if its down to the mass uptake of the challenge nationally, the delight I find in novelty of any kind or just my body’s sheer desperation for an increase in vegetables after a month of surviving on whisky and crisps, but it’s been entirely painless. I’d like to say that a widened availability of vegan products has contributed to how I’ve found my first week as it has for many others, but to be honest I’ve hardly touched them. I haven’t even gotten a Greggs vegan sausage roll down my gullet yet. I’ve rediscovered my love of food prep and signed …