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January King cabbage with chick peas in spicy orange and lemon

This post marks the first of a regular series – vegetable of the week! And the inaugral vegetable is the……. January King Cabbage!

There seems to be a lot of cabbage about just now which is great for us cabbage lovers! I was always fairly ambivalent towards cabbage but I think was due to over boiled soggy stuff at school dinners. I’m a fan these days.

So much of fan that I voted cabbage in my top three greens on some Facebook page the other day. High praise indeed. However, you can get enough of the lovely green root vegetable if you’re not careful, there’s only so many gravy dinners you can eat…

January King Cabbage
January King Cabbage

With that in mind and with another cabbage arriving in the organic veg box from Abel & Cole, it’s time to get cabbage creative. That means there’s three of them in the fridge right now so cabbage creativity is desperately required. I’m in Essex so no Vegetropolis Tom. There’s a lovely looking January King cabbage, which is purple and very enticing. Continue reading

First salad of the summer – carrot salad recipe

The sun has been out and when that happens I always start thinking salad and for the first one of the summer I rustled up a special carrot salad, but without raisins. I just can’t bare them in salads.

I always used to go for the simple cucumber and tomato style salads of my youth but since becoming vegan I’ve been way more experimental. Continue reading

Chunky Chinesey Soup

I wanted to cook soup, a nice ‘watery’ Chinese style soup. Nice big chunky veg with lots of liquid, that was the plan. The only veg I had in would have to do, so courgette, savoy cabbage, leek and onion then. Add a some quinoa and noodles, and we’re onto something half decent, I thought.

This watery style of soup is typical of what you get at Cafe Soya in Birmingham, which is probably my favourite restaurant (they understand vegan). Filling and very tasty, I’ve copied this before but for now I was limited by cupboard ingredients. The noodle situation was grim so it was going to have to be pasta tubes, wholewheat of course. Continue reading