All posts tagged: peanut butter

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 …

Spicy Peanut Cabbage Noodles

Spicy peanut cabbage noodles is a simple, comforting dish that I’ve turned to a few times throughout Veganuary. It’s almost definitely an accidental bastardisation of something that already exists. If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say that Bouillon powder probably doesn’t feature heavily in Asian cooking. I use udon noodles here, but it’d be just as great with egg noodles, or flat rice noodles, or whichever noodles you happen to have to hand. The ‘straight-to-wok’ packets are really handy, cause you just chuck them in to reheat and your work is done, all in one pan. Peanut butter, chilli bean paste (or sauce, whichever you can find), bouillon powder (or a normal stock cube), cabbage and cooked noodles. One of those magic five ingredient meals that I’m hoping will become much more regular around these parts. I don’t know how available chilli bean sauce is where you are. I can only find it in Chinese supermarkets. If you have one local to you, go check it out. I love this stuff. It’s all fermenty …

Copycat Recipe: Grubbs Malaysian Burger

Copycat Recipe: Grubbs Malaysian Burger

Before you read on: I have not attempted to copycat the actual veggie patty here, because that is a long haul recipe development job (one that I’m always slogging away at, don’t you worry) and this was a quick craving fix. When I can make veggie burgers like Grubbs, you’ll be the first to know. If you’re not familiar with Grubbs, chances are you’re not from around here. To clarify for out of towners, it’s a burger joint. Not outstanding, not terrible (although I know Rosie would disagree with me there), sitting comfortably somewhere between the McDonalds and the GBKs of this world in both quality and price. There are at least three – if not four – branches within walking distance of me at all times, and Grubbs and I have always had something of a special relationship. However, it’s been taken up a notch since I started working just 3 minutes away from the London Road branch. I have absolutely no chill when it comes to Grubbs. I mean, I literally have the t-shirt. …