There’s nothing like coming back from work to a lovely home-cooked meal – and I do feel lucky to have a Jones who so loves cooking and who is so good at it.
Today was an in-the-office day, meaning that I didn’t get home till after 7 – so I was really grateful that Si took up the cooking gauntlet for tonight (I will make up for it Friday/next week when I’m working from home!). On the menu was something we had originally planned for Sunday before we decided we were too tired to go to the shops post-Brighton and made pizza instead: vegan roast dinner!
We needed to use up the last of the beetroot and the burnt veg gravy, so this seemed like a great excuse. Si served up with edamame beans and sweetcorn; beautiful braised cabbage, roast potatoes, and something called a ‘vegan country roast‘ – a bit like a nut roast, but made of quinoa and soya, with lots of veg and tomatoey flavours and beautiful notes of fresh herbs. It was fab! Very like lorne sausage in texture, but with wonderful bright basil flavours – I could live on this.
And just when it couldn’t get any nommier, Si produced ‘chocolate’ mousse and homemade orange and cardamom biscuits for pudding. The mousse was made with avocado – basically it was a richer, silkier (ie using riper avos!) version of the mousse I attempted in January. Turns out the key is to use much riper avocados to avoid the starchy banana texture!
Oh, and the falafels (crumbled into pitta bread) made a pretty tasty lunch too…
Today I ate/drank:
- Tea with almond milk
- Falafel and pitta bread
- Lots of water
- Hula hoops on the train
- Vegan roast dinner
- Chocolate avocado mousse and cardamom/orange biscuits
- Apricot wine (shhhh)