All posts tagged: brownies

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 ยฃ5.95 and chilli cheese fries (left) are ยฃ6.95, both an ideal portion for a carb-heavy, self indulgent, beautifully …

Courgette Brownies

Not everyone is going to love you for the abundance of courgettes you’re bringing home, they’re green (or yellow) and they come from the ground, this already puts off 25% of the people I know. But I dare you to find someone who not only loves this brownies, but can’t even tell they’ve been spiked. – Obviously I mean with courgette, I do not condone the other kind of spiking of brownies without the recipient’s knowledge and/or consent.ย They’ll have no idea, they’ll just be desperate to know how you made them so damn moist. They’ll be begging for the secret ingredient and when you finally let them in on it, they’ll have eaten the whole batch already. Just trust me on these, chocolate is the perfect disguise for a lot of things, and courgette is 100% on that list, top of it as far as I’m concerned. 100g cocoa 300g caster sugar (golden if you’ve got it) 200g butter 3 large eggs, beaten 100g self-raising flour Half an overgrown courgette (350g), grated Note for the …