Life is not pain, guys. Life is faff. And some days we all deserve a faff-free meal.
Everyone should get intimate with a bowl of intensely cheesy pasta every now and then.
In my continued efforts to prove that tofu is, in fact, pretty bomb, I’ve been drawing inspiration wherever I can for what to do with that versatile little brick of bean curd-y goodness.
I used to eat a lot of corned beef hash as a kid, and that was cool and all, but I’m all about that ‘no animal products’ life now, so in a bid to reintroduce the humble hash, I vegan’ed the heck out of it.
I always find that as it gets colder, I rely more and more on comfort food to get me through the day. I walk through central London with my coat collar turned up and a scarf around my neck and I think “bloody hell, I wanna rub cheesy pasta-ey goodness all over my goddamn face.”
After a short hiatus, I want to start off with my first super cheap, super easy recipe in a good while. Why, you ask? Because I am a student once more and oh, god, everything is so expensive.
I’m not about them weak-ass soups. You know the ones I’m talking about; the ones that have the consistency, the taste, of sad water. Sad vegetable water. Don’t subject yourself to that.
I have always been a fan of the mighty black bean. Sticking them in a quesadilla seemed like an excellent use for them.
I’ve always been a sucker for sushi. Sushi is also a sucker for my bank balance. Learning how to make my own saved me.
When mock duck came into my life in a little, suspicious-looking can, I was not ready for the sort of deep, deep emotional bond I was about to form. Mock duck is a gift from the vegan gods.
Back when I first started getting in shape, this meal was my friend- a friend which demanded not money nor culinary skill; which is good, as I lacked in both departments.
I have always been, and will always be, a bit of a curry fanatic.