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I’d like to begin by wishing everyone a happy new year. Then I’d like to apologise for not keeping my promise…
In an effort to be sensible, I told myself that on new years eve, I would stay in; mixing, baking, photographing and then writing the recipe for that sweet dessert I had faithfully promised you all.
I was once told that when skies are grey, temperatures are dropping and your fingers have turned to ice, think of somewhere hot and you’ll feel so much better.
Sitting on my bedroom floor, fiercely hugging my hot water bottle and dreaming of Thailand, I wonder where I ever heard that cr**!
Anyway, the oven has been humming all afternoon as my mum prepares batch after batch of mince pies! Though they’re not entirely vegan (she made a mistake with the margarine). I did manage to convince her that eggs and milk weren’t necessary to brown the tops! It was rather nice to hear her open the oven and say, “Oh I guess you don’t need eggs and milk after all”.
I’ll be making some (not so average) mince pies later this week, which will be vegan! So look out for that post. As for now, you may remember me mentioning some trials of festive baking in yesterday’s post. Well, in an effort to have some vegan treats on offer when the relatives arrive, I was up until 1:ooam last night with the smell of sweet spices filling the air and a stollen baking in the oven.
Stumbling upon this blog, I could confidently take a guess that your first thought is – “Not another vegan blog”.
To be quite frank, in most cases, I would probably agree. I’m not sure yet, whether this blog will amount to a daily account of my life ( to which I will become religiously attached to) or it will fade into nothingness and be pushed aside, tagged as another ‘act of boredom’.
To most people who consider veganism to be some form of rebellious extremism, it seems rather unusual to see such a vast number of these ‘vegan blogs’ spring up and amass such a following. I for one stick a finger up to those people. Not only can vegan food be delicious, mind-blowing and sexy! It gives you an inner happiness to know that not one creature was harmed to create such a symphony of flavours!
Anyway, you’ll obviously get to know more about me as time goes on, but for now I’ll get on to what I started this blog for…. the recipes! =)