Before the food, a random photo. Yesterday afternoon the sun was coming in the window and I really liked the lighting, so I took a picture of Andy rummaging around in the cupboard.
For lunch, pizza. A thin layer of nutritional yeasty sauce, a thick layer of BBQ sauce, chicken-style seitan, red capsicum and tomato. Andy's creation, modelled on BBQ Chicken pizza from his pregan days.
Potato salad. I made this last week, and Andy was so impressed with it he wanted me to make a huge batch to last us all week. It's simple, so I was happy to oblige. Chop and boil potatoes. Drain. Combine juice from 1 lime, about 2 T. vinegar, and 1/2 c. or so of oil. Pour over warm potatoes. Mix in 1-2 c. chopped cucumber, a handful of chopped coriander (cilantro for all the North Americans), and salt and pepper. Let it chill for at least an hour, but the longer the better. Voila! (And a pair of sunglasses and a pineapple in the background, because I'm a Queenslander. That's how we roll.)
We had the potato salad along with a North African inspired Lentil and Zucchini dish, based loosely on a recipe from the North African Vegetarian cookbook I got out of the library. We have, like, 1000 zucchinis because Andy and I both grabbed a bunch at the farmer's market, without realising until after we'd paid.
And finally, a new vegan product. I don't often buy things like this, because I am a tight ass, but it was on special for $2.40 (50% off!!) at Woolie's so I grabbed one. Sweet William Chocolate Spread. Dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free. Apologies for the fuzzy picture.
The texture is like Betty Crocker Icing, and the flavour is super chocolatey. Delicious on a bit of fresh, soft baguette, and pretty good on toast as well. This spread is the perfect way to satisfy a sweet-tooth or a chocolate craving, and I don't feel too bad about doing it because of the bright red and yellow "60% less sugar" label. My only criticism is that the flavour is a little shallow. I guess I prefer my chocolate paired with something else--any sort of nuts, fruit, cinnamon, chilli--so a plain chocolate spread feels... unsophisticated. Still, totally worth $2.40! Maybe even worth the full price....