Im pleased as punch to announce that Sweetie Pie, Gluten-Free and Vegan Bakery of Southsea will be supplying some delicious Banana Cream Pies especially created for my exhibition ‘Dear Little Menagerie’.
I am obsessed with banana flavoured things and I can tell you the taste testing process with Lucy and Dan has been wonderful!
This exhibition is more than just a chance for me to share my work with you, it’s a celebration of all that is good about this wonderful little seaside community. So I hope that everyone who attends the private view gets a chance to try a lovely banana cream pie and smile at some happy toys. What could be nicer?
I love aubergines so much, in fact I just love veg full stop! We live on a very tight budget and when you can buy a huge aubergine for 40p each it makes so much more sense than buying expensive tasteless meats like chicken.
Smoky, sweet and soft, this is a perfect cheap lunch or supper.
I pretty much made this just using stuff from the cupboard, it feeds 2 …
- 1 large aubergine
- olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- mixed herbs
- chilli sauce (I used smoked chipotle)
- pinch of salt
- Seeds (I used sunflower but pine nuts would be nice or pumpkin seeds)
Slice the aubergine in half and score criss crosses into the flesh. Drizzle with a little olive oil.
Finally chop the garlic and push the garlic pieces into the gaps where you have scored the aubergine.
Sprinkle with a little salt and dried mixed herbs and kind of rub/massage the top of the aubergine to help the garlic and seasoning infuse into it.
Drizzle with honey and sprinkle seeds on top, the honey helps the seeds stick to your aubergine, neat huh?
Place them skin side down on a baking tray and pop into a hot over for about 20 mins or until the aubergine is soft and the seeds are all toasted and yum.
Serve with some cous cous and salad.
Half way through my first vegan week and its going well, its tough but with planning and lots of nice meals planned its working out. I have totally fallen in love with veg again. There a lot more varieties of veg out there than meat!
I love this blog anyways but this recipe looks awesome on thank you, ok .
As crazy as it sounds/hard to imagine I am embracing the vegan lifestyle for a month. Its sort of a curiosity thing and also to try and get me to eat more fruit and veg. I have pretty much been permanently ill and under the weather for 3 months now. Yucky colds and coughs and sore throats be gone!
Im looking forward to trying out some recipes from Smitten Kitchen! Today I’m cooking a recipe of my own, pea and mint soup, yum.
I will keep you updated on how I cope.