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October 26, 2009

I haven’t posted for a week! I feel so bad 😦

But I haven’t been reading blogs really either…Dunno what happened. I think I just got a bit busier, had some school work which was due in friday…Had a pretty crap weekend though to be honest, I ended up working both days and on sunday we were so unbelievably busy it just sucked… I guess that’s the perils of the working world! By the way, it’s my last night of being 15 tonight, tomorrow I become legal baby 😛

It’s always been a tradition in my house that whenever it’s someone’s birthday, we have a birthday buffet. Basically it involves lots of finger foods like sandwiches, sausage rolls, pizza fingers, crisps, cheese and pineapple sticks, indian snacks ect. However, it’s the first birthday we’ve had with me as a vegan or even vegetarian. And because my sister had to go back to uni today, we had the buffet yesterday. My mum tried so very hard for me, I love her for that. I tried to make it slightly easier by telling her she could still do the ‘normal’ foods for herself and my brother and my sister, but she made it 100% vegan! She made vegan sausage rolls with granose ‘sausage’ mixture, pineapple and glace cherry sticks, redwoods garlic ham style sandwiches, co-op vegan indian snacks, vegan crisps, vegan cocktail sausages, cooked some vegetable fingers and brought some soya nuggets and vege spring rolls. It was really great and all the food was yummy!

And even better, she made me a vegan cake :D, it’s a white almond cake. She also made these really yummy chocolate cookies and dark chocolate cornflake cakes. Nom nom nom. I’ll have pictures in my next post!

Anyway, have a good day everyone!

Happy Birthday Holly!

October 5, 2009

It’s one of my best buddy’s birthday today, so I’d like to wish them a great one 😀

To celebrate this awesome event, I bring you vegan mofo post #4. I like to bake stuff for my friends on special occassions, especially birthdays. I’ve made sugar cookies in the past, which were okay, but not too special. Holly did request the ‘cheese’ cake balls I made for the sake of it once, but I didn’t have the ingredients on hand nor could I go and get them in time. Everyone likes ginger, right? So what better than mini ginger bread balls? Except…they turned into ginger biscuits. They tasted great though, much better than store bought gingernut biscuits, and everyone liked them, so no problem there! Just a tad dissapointing. I made my own recipe based on looking at lots of other recipes online and taking parts which sounded good and mixing them with what I wanted. That’s probably where my problem lies.

ginger biksI forgot to take a picture of them before taking them in, but 3 were left over (I’ve already eaten 4 today!), so I managed to salvage a photo for you. I used golden syrup to moisten the mixture with before cooking, which gave these a different kind of sweetness (They also had brown sugar in). There’s also some cinnamon, and to give it a good ginger kick, I used 2 1/2 heaping teaspoons of ground ginger, which is a lot more than many recipes I read called for.

Apparently I was a bit more tipsy than I remember being on saturday. I thought I remembered everything I did, but I’ve been told (at the great merriment of my friends) that I was up to all kinda things. Thankfully nothing too embarrassing though, however I think I have a couple of apologies to make to a couple of people. Jeez, I’ve learnt my lesson! That begs the question, have you ever done something you regret under the unfluence of alcohol?