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Wednesday, 10 July 2013
PP Cheeseless Cheese Sauce, Birthdays and Boyd
cheeseless cheese sauce. The pasta looks disturbingly like streaky bacon. It was great comfort food.
pea and lentil salad. Sort of. I didn't have the usual flavours. Instead I tried a verjuice dressing. It was fairly mild. I have added my versions of the recipe below. It could do with a bit more oomph.
Boyd Community Centre. They were celebrating being open a year. It is on the fringe of the CBD in a former school in City Road. KereKere cafe - in the centre - offered free sandwiches, scones, brownies and pastries. If this is any indication of their usual food I would love to return there.
Australian Book Review was giving away free books.
Paperlab’s Etsy Craft Party 2013 - Craft for Community. It had been booked out but they kindly found us a space. We learned to make paper cranes. They were hung over the staircase in cascades of colour.
- #hipstergeddon - what happens on Twitter when inner-city hipsters have a power blackout
- I get quite a lot of emails offering to help me with my SEO and/or my advertising. I had one last week that topped the lot of them by also offering to source content and write my blog. I just wasn't sure what else was left for me to do. You've got to laugh at the chutzpah.
- Sylvia is quite keen on houses being knocked over right now (including our own). She thinks when this happens we might just see the tiny fairies that live in the tiny castles under our houses!
- Josh Thomas (comedian) is on Adam Hills Tonight talk show where he auctioned off his chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream frosting. He raised $350 for charity. How I love that show.
soup the next night. I must try it tossed with macaroni and baked with breadcrumbs on top like Deb's mac and cheese.
I am sending this lasagne to Ruth of Makey Cakey for Pasta Please, the event that Jac coordinates. This month the theme is cheeseless wonders.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Patatas Bravas and Spanish memories
Two years ago: Mulled wine and chocolate cake
Three years ago: Rhubarb and apple sponge pudding
Four years ago: AWED Butterscotch pudding
Five years ago: Miss Marple’s Tea Room – cosy charm
Cheeseless cheese sauce
Slightly adapted from Chef Chloe via Kahakai Kitchen
1/4 cup vegan margarine
1/3 cup wholemeal flour
3 cups soy milk
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Melt margarine in a medium saucepan and stir in flour for a few minutes until it smells cooked and browns slightly. Gradually add milk. (If I add it all at once I find that it gets lumpy and then I spend time stirring them out!) Mix in nutritional yeast flakes, tomato paste, salt and garlic powder. Stir over medium heat until it thickens. Add lemon juice and maple syrup. Check taste and adjust seasoning (adding lots of freshly ground black pepper and some salt if you wish).
Serving suggestion: stir through cooked pasta (I cooked 250g pasta which used less than half the sauce).
Adapted from Gourmet Traveller
Serves about 2-3 people (ie for a small salad)
3 tsp olive oil
2 tsp verjuice
2 tsp lemon juice
Lightly whisk ingredients in a small bowl and pour over
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