Dinosaur Kale Mac and Cheese

Because dinosaurs are cool.

Chili and Lime Black Bean Burger

The perfect vegan burger!

Beer Battered Halloumi

Nom, nom, nom.

Ginger and Chili Tofu

Crispy delicious tofu that's easy to make... say what?

Chocolate Cake Balls

Cakes, but not as you know them.

Monday, 24 June 2013

St Petroc's Bistro, Padstow

No one else in my family is vegetarian, my Mum once was, but after a few months I came home to find her eating a steak and she hasn't looked back since. So when we go out for a meal, it's usually not very vegetable centric. Despite this I will ALWAYS find something to eat, I'm not a fussy vegetarian and to be honest, if it's food and it's reasonably yummy I am happy.

We've been to Cornwall a few times with Daddy Hef and he's always mentioned going to Rick Steins restaurant and now that my older brother and I are actual grown up people with real jobs (my little brother is still a lazy bum) I thought it would be nice to finally take him there. First of all I looked at the Seafood restaurant, which does look lovely, but the vegetarian options make me a little sad and I would probably have had to sell my soul, my car and possibly my body to pay the prices in there. So after a little research I settled on St Petroc's Bistro (I only had to sell my soul for this one, I need my car for getting around and my body for filling with food). There is a few vegetarian options for the starters, I went for asparagus with hollandaise, because if you didn't already know I am obsessed with asparagus. The asparagus was cooked perfectly and as this was the first time I have eaten hollandaise that has not come from a jar, it was a proper delight for my taste buds. I could have eaten at least 4 (maybe even 5) plates of it.

So then it was on to the mains. There was only one option which was the oven dried tomato, thyme and cornish blue cheese tart. You could choose sides, but as I knew I wanted to eat a desert I just had the tart with a salad on the side. It was really beautifully cooked, with just the right amount of blue cheese. You never want too much blue cheese in a meal, you need a good mold to other ingredients ratio.

For desert I went for the lemon tart, which is one of my favourite deserts and I have to say that this is the best one I have ever tried. It had a wonderfully tart centre, which was caramelised on top (yum) and incased in a delicious crumbly pastry case. It was the perfect end to the meal. So if you're in the area definitely check it out, don't be put off by the fact that there is only one vegetarian main, because what ever it is, I'm sure it will be amazing. And if you are a meat eater, my family all seemed pretty happy with their meaty dishes.

P.s I'm sorry for the lack of proper images, they seem to get worse as the pictures go on, I think this is due to it getting darker and darker and me being too lazy to get my proper camera out of my bag.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Jamie's Fifteen, Watergate Bay

I've done a lot of breakfast posts recently, probably because I LOVE breakfast. Well this is the mac daddy of my breakfast posts, just look at it! It was fathers day yesterday and as we're about 5 minutes away from Watergate Bay it would be silly not to go to Jamie's Fifteen. I've been with Mr Hef for lunch before and although I can't for the life of me remember what I had, I can remember that it was delicious and that the view was insane. I'm the only vegetarian in my family so the rest of them had a full English, but I opted for the eggy bread with mixed berries and mascapone. It was so good. So good and so big, which resulted in me not doing much for the rest of the day (which is what holiday is all about). There is another veggie option as well and I think Daddy Hef is keen to return (here's hoping).

And the view. Check out that view, there is nothing nicer than chilling out with a nice meal in front of you watching the waves.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Rick Stein's Fish and Chips

A few years ago my family and I came to Cornwall and went on a search for Rick Steins fish, unfortunately we're all as useless as each other and never found it. It remained a mystery until Mr Hef and I came back to padstow a few years later and forced him to come to the Lobster Sanctuary with me, (you can imagine how happy he was) we didn't eat there that time because I'm pretty sure there's no vegetarian option. Luckily there is now and after a 6 hour journey to Mawgan Porth, a run around the beautiful house we're staying in and a little wander to the beach we were all ready for some good old fish (well not fish for me) and chips. The only vegetarian option on the menu is deep fried halloumi, with chipotle mayo in a sesame bun, which is the best option I have ever found at a fish and chip restaurant.

As you can probably tell from the picture, it was freaking delicious! The rest of the menu was all different types of fish and even Mr Hef (and avid fish avoider) tried the fish and enjoyed it! I would happily go back and eat it over and over again!

Hopefully this is just the start of lot's of lovely food adventures, I've brought some loose fitting clothes and I'm expecting to be squeezing in to them by the time I go home. This is the beautiful house I mentioned earlier... I never want to leave.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Huevous Rancheros

Eating eggs has opened up a whole new world to me, mainly a world that starts before 11am. I've been eating poached eggs and boiled eggs, with toast, asparagus and spinach and I am loving it. So when Georgie came to stay this week I wanted to make her some eggs. I've only ever had Huevous Rancheros in Giraffe before, but it was freaking amazing and I just wanted to re-create that. Luckily the recipe has been put up on the channel 4 website so that anyone can try it! I really recommend that you do, even if you have to retreat back to bed for a couple of hours because you're so full (like we did)! The recipe is here, I left out the chorizo, of course! 

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