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Homemade Vegan Pasta – a rookie’s first shot at tagliatelle

One of the things I’ve discovered whilst doing the vegan thing is that with a lot of my favourite foods, I have to really go back to basics to make sure I’m sticking to the rules. I’ve turned in to one of those terrible label-checkers, and in doing so have been surprised to find that a lot of pasta is not vegan friendly at all. So this weekend I set out to make my own, turning of course to the internet to search for a homemade vegan pasta recipe that I could handle. Minimalist Baker is one of my favourite food blogs, and this recipe is based heavily on hers. But I wanted to do something a little different to make this a really summery supper, so I’ve experimented with herbs. Adding mint to the pasta dough itself was a bit of a shot in the dark, but it resulted in a deliciously fresh taste with the avocado sauce. Having not made pasta from scratch since a lacklustre food technology lesson 7 years ago, I …

Fried Red Tomatoes

I was around 11 years old when I first watched one of my Mum’s favourite films, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. If you haven’t seen it, you should, it’s a wonderful film. Ever since watching it, I’ve always been curious about what a fried green tomato might taste like, and yet it’s taken me 9 years to attempt it myself – and even now I haven’t used green tomatoes. Over the weekend I really had a hankering for a fry-up. As you’ll know if you check in routinely, I’ve gone vegan for six weeks, so not only is bacon off the cards, eggs are too. Whilst standing at my fridge door and sighing (you all do it too so don’t even think about judging), I remembered Fried Green Tomatoes and figured now was as good a time as any to finally see what all the fuss was about. While we’re on the subject of my new vegan theme, let me know what you want to see over the coming weeks in the poll …