It is starting to get cold again, and as always when cold my thoughts turn to soups and stews. I cant help thinking a stew might be pretty disappointing sans meat. But most soups I cook are Vegetarian anyhow, so I thought that soup was most definitely the way to go!
So I decided to go to the grocers and just to see what takes my fancy. They had a number of Butternut Squashes that looked ripe and lovely so I snapped them up. I like soup to be hearty, tasty,
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Since mooting the suggestion of doing Vegtember, and explaining some of the reasons why, many people have spoken to me about meat replacement products. Specifically many people have extolled the virtues of Quorn chicken style pieces (other meat replacement products are available).
I have been told on many fronts that the chicken pieces are a perfectly adequate replacement for normal cheap chicken and great for stir-fries and curries etc, with the added advantage of being healthier, cheaper and easier than using chicken.
I must say I was dubious. Ages ago when cooking
Continue reading Vegtember: Quorn Satay Curry
I am not a “believer” (‘cept perhaps a misplaced faith that Plymouth Argyle will one day pay in the top flight) and in fact I describe my religion on Facebook as an “evangelical rationalist”. It is perfectly fair to say that I am an in principle secularist and I am frequently appalled by organised religion in general; and have recently been extremely appalled by the Roman Catholic church in particular.
The man who should be Pope
For my money the Churches role in covering up Child Abuse is disgraceful, the awful
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