Sunday, 31 July 2016

Light Potato, Tomato & Boiled Egg Salad

Greetings! Today I have a nice little number for you. Although the weather over here has been temperamental, that is no excuse for not whipping up some Summery meals. Let's get started!

Light Potato, Tomato & Boiled Egg Salad
(Serves 2)

300g potatoes, diced
4 eggs, boiled and cooled
150g baby plum tomatoes, halved (optional)
A handful of chives, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the vinaigrette:
3 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp English mustard
1 tsp maple or agave syrup (or a good pinch sugar)

- Simply start by dicing the potatoes and power boil until soft, this takes about 10-15 minutes, dependingon the size of the dice.

- In the meantime, put the eggs on to boil, once they are done, run under cool water until you can handle them.

- Whilst you've got everything on the boil, half the tomatoes (if using), and make the vinaigrette, set aside, and chop the chives.

- Once the potatoes are done, cool under running water - same way as the eggs... Drain well before shelling the eggs and crumbling them in, add the chives, tomatoes, salt and pepper and now pour in the vinaigrette. Stir well to combine and make sure to break up the eggs a big, that gives the potato salad a creamier texture!

A nice, light Summery lunch or dinner I would say! You can also have this as a side dish if you are having a barbecue, in which case the portion will probably serve four.

How has your weekend been? I had the Friday off and was rather productive then! Saturday I was working away - and it was surprisingly busy actually, afetrwards I met up with my boyfriend and some friends and we had a lovely time! Today I have been lazy - but afterwards, to justify the laziness, I baked some muffins which I will share with you in the near future - they are delicious!
I hope you are making the most of your day, come rain or shine *smiles*

Original recipe:
Veg Everyday, p. 76

- Jules

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Falafel Dreaming

Hello good people!

I am sorry for being absent for some time now, the thing is - I had hit a bit of a blogger wall! My memory card is almost full, I keep rushing to photograph the food before it goes cold, I have had some kitchen disasters... We have all been there, right?

Earlier today, I had the idea of starting afresh, a blank canvas; a new all vegetarian blog! I spent one hour setting it up, only to realise that there is nothing wrong with my old blog, and I can always tweak it!

Yes Nokia, I will miss you... I might keep you just so I can occasionally play Snake though!

Currently, I am charged with new energy, a new iPhone (maybe I should try blogging on the go? Do you have experience with Blogspot VS iPhone? I would love to hear it!) and over the last few days I have also made a few tasty dishes that I know have to make again because - I didn't write it all down for my blog like I normally do!

In addition to this I have also gotten myself Pinterest and Instagram! And here I was thinking that at my grand ol' age of nearly 27 I was a technophobe! I suppose... I still am, and there are days where I miss my little Nokia from the Jurassic period, however now I will need my phone on the go as I am spending less time online at home.

You might have noticed, that I have deleted all the meat and seafood recipes, why? Because now with having been vegetarian for over a year, I felt it was time to have my blog reflecting that as there is no way I see myself going back to being an omnivore! So Spring clean has been had just now in the late days of July - and I feel better about it already!
I kept the "other" posts despite some of them featuring pictures of meat dishes - simply because I want to keep the posts real, the way they were written to begin with - because that is Julie at her most honest. Rethinking and editing and trying to word it all right again just seems pointless. So yeh! To get some hints and tips just click the "other" topic on the right hand side of my blog, and read away! Just note that some of them were written back when I didn't just eat veggies, nuts and fruit - it has been a long food journey and I am excited to continue it!

But how about you! What have you been up to? Ans what would you make RIGHT now if you had the ingredients?

I have a few things happening in my life, but all in good time - I just want to get back into blogging now! ^ ^

PS. Pics in this post is taken from Google... Also, I wonder if a lot of cats do like broccoli... I need to figure out how to make vegetarian doggy biscuits - so many things to do! Can't wait to get started! *smiles*