Posts Tagged ‘kale’

Kale? No thanks!

September 21, 2009

I’ve come to the conclusion that I dislike kale. I will eat it, but it isn’t the most palatable of vegetables for me. I’ve tried it in salads, in stews, raw, and finally as crisps. Not keen on it at all. It was quite nice in the stew, though… It’s a shame because kale is one of those ‘super foods’, but I’ll stick with spinach, thanks.

Today to use up the last of the kale I decided to make some kale crisps/chips, since everyone else seems to be doing it.

SN851222I tried marinating them in a mix of red wine vingar, garlic powder and paprika and sprinkled them with salt before baking. They still tasted somewhat nasty. Actually, I burnt the second batch, they were smoking when I opened the oven door. Those ones tasted even worse. I give up with kale.

I found out I’m going to Alton Towers theme park on october 19th – I can’t wait! ‘Saw’ (The thriller/horror movie) ride here I come! We’re talking about a vertical drop here, it’ll be great!

My dinner was particually yum today, I made something like a stew with some soya/TVP chunks. I found out how to make them not-so-chewy, since last time I used these they were on the chewy side (but I liked that). The secret? Simmer them for longer! Once they’ve been rehydrated with boiling water, simmer them in whatever for at least 25 minutes.

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September 13, 2009

Today we went to Old Orleans for our lunch, ever so slightly influenced by the fact that if you sign up on their website you get £10 off your bill. In terms of vegan food, I did have a bit of choice. I was thinking about getting the bean chilli, but that’s only available week days *grumble*. I could only have got it as a starter over crispy potato skins. But either way, I fancied fries. They have a veggie burger which comes with chips, but I dunno if that has egg in it or not. So I decided to make myself a meal out of side dishes, it comes out at the same cost as a proper meal yet I get a bit of everything. I had BBQ beans, fries, steamed veggies and cajun fried mushrooms. OMG the mushrooms were to die for! I could have eaten 100s of the things. Yum-ity-yum. The resteraunt was so quiet, a complete opposite to when we went to Frankie and Bennys a few weeks ago on a sunday. We got a complimentry bowl of pop corn upon being seated, but it was butter flavoured. Even before I was vegan, salted popcorn always had one hundred up on buttered popcorn.

I came across a large bunch of kale in one of our trips to the farm shop the other day, and I’m a little over whelmed by it. What can I do with so much kale? I made a kale salad for my lunch tomorrow tonight (I like to prepare my school lunch the night before), I’ll probably have some steamed kale with my dinner some nights, but I’d love to use it in recipes (quick recipes, mind). Any ideas? I don’t fancy a kale smoothie.

I’m finally going to book an appointment with my GP about my sleeping tomorrow. I hate getting so little sleep.