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Cooking on a time limit.

September 28, 2010

oh hello rejection letters,
its nice to hear from you but why so frequently?!?
yours, anoyed job hunter
Peony

my counselling course has been delayedd! But thats ok! im booked to start it in Janurary which gives me abit more time to concentrate on my maths and english evening classes πŸ™‚

Its been about eating on the run though! and some times i dont always have time to make proper meals, i bought this quick and easy lot from budgens on my way to (what i thought was counselling…)

Chicken pasta a bear pear and orange juicee, i actually had the pair PEAR (why is it soo hard to write pear?!?) at 9pm..u kno just b’cos!

yeaaa ibs hates garlicy onion gluten pastaaaa =bad move

Obviously with all the bad job issues im having at the moment ive been getting quite down/depressed, i hate feeling like this and so my friend stevie called up and asked if i wanted to see that new julia roberts film πŸ™‚ he said it was about a lady trying to find who she was and going from there and said thats what im trying to do, i took up his offer even though it was a sunday evening after work and all i wanted to do was curl in a ball and stew in my self pity state..oh god haha

I tried to get a nice picture of stevie in the cinema but i failed haha he never lets me take pictures, i got one of myself though before hand… haha talk about caught in the camra flash light haha

I managed to kind of take a picture of him last christmas..hahha some people i guess just hate pictures!

I have decided though even if i have no time that i have ended up latly eating the same sort of things, tinned spaghetti..soup…alot of sandwiches..jackets….fish fingers…..more tinned spaghetti haha that i will MAKE SOME FOOD!

I present to youuu VEGETARIAN STUFFED MARROW (summmer squash)Β Β RING WITH SWEET POTATO TOP

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the beauty of freezers aye!

I baked the marrow ring, covered in tin-foil for 15 mins to soften it up whilst in the microwave i heated up some soy mince mixed with water, mixed herbs, soy sauce and heinz tomato ketchup until it created a gravy and heated through.

I then drained the mince and placed it inside the marrow ring, priking the side of the marrow and placed it in the oven for 30 mins, **i used the rest of the mince gravy to pour on afterwards**

Whilst that was cooking i micro’ed a sweet potato untill soft and mashed,

i placed this ontop of the marrow ring and returned it into the oven for the remaining 30 mins

this was sooo nice! it was also nice though to actually cook somthing diffrent πŸ™‚ i love stuffed marrow its always been a favorite of mine, aparently my mum used to eat it tons whilst preggers with me, might be why?

(btw thats grilled sweet potato skins next to the grilled asparagus and left over gravy)

ive been working on a whole string of jewlrey which im excited to show you next time!

my family have gone to Malta this week as my mum has done a paddy diving course and wants to test it out so homeee alone πŸ™‚ lush!

xxx

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Falling off the vegan wagon…and more birthdays!

May 13, 2010

I’m not going to lie….i’ve been putting this post off but the contence is getting longer and longer and i feel i have to post it or start again…I’m going to post it

My friend Milee had her birthday on sunday and so saturday lunch time we all headed to the “PILGRIM HOUSE” chinese resturant in ocean village, which by the way is neer southampton, if theres any britts out there.

(It was buffet style so there was a few dishes in the middle that a massive round table had to shair so it was what was on the menu milee’s mum had booked)

I found out about it in the morning and i did freak a little bit…
Omgg what vegan stuff can i eat??its buffet style so its what the table has that goes…omg shall i cancel?”

Noooop..didnt cancel…i may or may not have ENJOYED SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN, SOME SORT OF PRAWN FRIED THING…ALOT OF OTHER FRIED CHICKEN!!!…EGG FRIED RICE..WHITE NOODLES……

okok…i know im vegan, i have been for many years, i havnt ate meat for a long long longgg time and i thought i would be repulsed at myself, i tried duck..didnt like it…but i LIKED the chicken, i have no intention on eating it again but you kno what..i have NO IBS PAINS that day at all..first day in months, i stoped when i was full. we had a tiny little bowl which we put the things in, and so i ate not too much but i felt FREE.. I havnt felt free in a long time.

(Im a vegan because that tital best fits what my dietry needs are, i dont particularly like meat, never have the texture throws me off and thats the only reason, next to my rare S-C-R iritible bowel syndrome)

😦 please dont judge me, because im not judging me..im living, and living the first normal meal out when people had no idea of my past and feeling..well…normal?
To be honest ive been thinking off meat for a long time, probibily why ive been eating so much meat substututions recently?
Its really gotten it out of my system!…im still the girl that grew up on a dairy farm πŸ™‚

onto some VEGAN eats now though..LOL

And in the name of VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE…for milees birthday πŸ™‚

You defo couldnt tell the diffrence!

pubbing it

Me and my best friend dan πŸ™‚

I tried out my new toastie maker i got for my birthday πŸ™‚ loved itt

Next time im going to post a few pages of the scrap book my best girl friend deanna made for me πŸ™‚ it made me have happy tears!

Scrambled tofu, vegan fak’in bak’on

The vegan bacon (that i froze from buying in brighton) worked pretty good in a sandwich with branston pickle and salad too!

Spinach pasta, vegetable fingers with balsamic vinigar, quick and tasty after a long work day.

This is another thing i thought to de frost (its laughable how much food we have in our freezer..need to crack down on it!

Gnocchi in tomato pureed sauce i made, steamed brock and cauli and a vegan tofu spring roll..yummy yummy in my tummy

Have i sent u all to sleep yet?…..umm….heeeellllllooooo?!?!….i think so πŸ˜‰

Now im off back to bed, have a horrid head cold and been off work with a box of tissues πŸ˜€

love love xx

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IBS trials…

March 9, 2010

ASK ME ANYTHING BY CLICKING ON heree!

you can be anon i dont mind πŸ™‚

Ive been asked to take part in an IBS trial for 10 weeks to see if it improves my ..err ibs?

Ive got an appointment for 9:45 on tuesday at the hospital to discuss the trial, he said theres no point going private because there is no proven cure for IBS as of yet!

the trial is alot of pro biotics and so im not really keen on being part of it! reason being is because IM A VEGAN and my tummy reacts to dairy so err.. how is yoghurt drinks going to help me?!?! .. its worth going for the chat though!

I made …..

VEGAN BANANA BREAD

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I used This recipe, I get them come up on myΒ blackberry so i can make it without having to write it down, its so simplee πŸ˜‰
I love how i made it and then after i had finished and cleaned away dinner it was ready! my little sister has a PHOBIA of bananas so liturly screamed when she smelt it hahaha

WHAT ARE YOUR PHOBIAS?
I had the end slice with abit of rasberry jam on, it was soo good! make the recipe!

Whilst bakingggg……

Vegan sausage hot pot

I had an intresting dinner last night, I started off with my fav! gnocchi, tofu weiner, chopped tomatoes
I boiled both the sausage and the gnocchi for 10 mins untill they came to the top

after placing the gnocchi on the bottom of my oven dish i chopped my tofu sausage into slices and places them on top with some chopped cerery


I then poured the tomatoes ontop of this, covering it with herbs and a selection of vegetables, i used carrots, broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower (tastes amazing baked!)

Baked it for around 1/2 hour and poured out…would have been better to eat in the dish but im weird and like eating from plates!

It was lovely..if i say so myself, the tang from the sausages infused with the sauce and seeped into the gnocchi and veg… YUM

ofcourse ive been painting too πŸ™‚


I LIKE PAINTING BLUE MEN .. confession πŸ˜€ he has pig trotters for hands and bird feet, hes going to have white rabbit ears too!
This is an old one i am finishing off.. if u look properly u can see its painted over another one.. that was my gcse canvas underneeth teehee πŸ˜‰

night night xxxx

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Hello Gluten

February 27, 2010

(sorry about the blackberry pics. my camrasΒ are at someones house)

ITS TIPPING IT DOWN OUT SIDE

british weather ayee, when is the sun going to come out!!!

and what is there to do on your days off when its raining?

alot of reading..

that ibs book actually is quite good, its told me that bad sleeping, head aches and stress all go towards ibs… explains alot for my life!!

newspapers….

southampton ayee!

I was looking at my blog views and got really excited πŸ™‚

I wonder if most of you have blogs or are just readers? it would be awesome to find out!

giveaway?!?

Ive been thinking about putting together a (uk only sorryy) give away, what sort of things do u uk bloggies want to get?

Ive done christmas swaps for bloggers before which was realy fun πŸ™‚ so gimmi some ideas!

I decided to replace a canvas (its on my art page) of the “random girl” and “random guy” with him licking her stomach naked… i decided that these two “random people*cough*” shouldnt be on my wall anymore because it brings up weird old memories… so anyway aha i bought a new canvas to put in its place

The range πŸ™‚ it has loads and really good prices, this was a 40×30 inch for Β£11.99!!! barginnn

I’m trying to show how big it is by the back of my car haha

Its comming along!!

I love my gluten free pasta salads, well… i love covering them in vegan mayo!

before going vegan i got through soo much pizza and salad cream (together..) and well salad cream on anything!

so vegan mayola is like my sub πŸ™‚ i hear that they make salad cream too? id actually do anything to find that…

Β (cue road trip to londonnnn)

heyyy talking about pizza *rumbles* i bought these gluten free pizza bases from waitrose the other day!

I put quite a few diffrent things on it, why not! including half a block of herbed tofu (love)

before baking (the forks jobless its just there to show the size)

after cooking…. it was crisp and well good… mmmm pizzzzzaaaa

quite abit of vegan cheese, spinach, tomato puree, sweetcorn and mushroomsΒ  πŸ˜€ was a winnnn

the gluten question!!

yes.. i am going to try it again,Β  im going to try a little bit (read: gnocchi !) to see how i am, my tummy hurts alot eather way so i duno what the diffrence will be πŸ™‚ if it still gives me alot of pain than i will obviously stop it, everythings worth a try isnt it?

So after a quick trip to co-op for these vegan GLUTEN sausages i started my challenge

this is bog standard food, you can pretty much tell what else is there your not stttoooopid πŸ™‚ haha gota love my vegan mayoo

….and the waiting begins! i will lets u know how the gluten goess!!!!

oh before i leave you!

I made a mini cake for my mum and sis

It was seposed to be cupcakes but i ran out of the cases, they liked it πŸ˜‰

happy birthday nanny πŸ™‚ she looooves her poodles

cyaass xxx