All posts tagged: kale

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 Vegan Breakfast

The Full English-Ish

One of the things I’m growing to love most about this blog is that it serves as evidence of my improvement in pretty much every life category as time goes by. If you look at the relatively pitiful offering I gave as an example of a vegan cooked breakfast last year, you’ll see that what I’m talking about. Doesn’t the 2016 Cate kill it in the breakfast department in comparison? Who knows, maybe next year I’ll have developed the actually perfect vegan breakfast. One that truly rivals 2 eggs, 3 bacon and 2 sausages with a side order of delicious delicious fried bread. For now though, lets take a look at this relatively low key, basically healthy, but 100% filling and satisfying, cooked breakfast. Cutting potatoes up into tiny cubes and frying them until golden brown has become a more than weekly habit of mine, is that a bad thing? I’m almost certain that it’s frowned upon in some circles. Anyway, you get your crispy fatty salty goodness from those. The baked baby chestnut mushrooms …