Famous Pauline’s cake and simple alphabet tomato soup

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Dinner
Alphabet tomato soup
Pauline’s cake

It has been a tradition that each time uncle Frank and auntie Pauline came to visit us, one of auntie Pauline’s delicious fruit cake would pop out of their suitcase. This tradition has been continued by my mummy as each time I come back from my parents she’ll hide one Pauline’s cake in my bag to cheer me up. It is quite well-known among my closest friends, and I don’t have enough fingers to count how many of you sneak by for dinner to have a slice when you know I’m coming back. You greedy ones!

But before dessert we went for a simple tomato soup with alphabet pasta. The alphabet pasta is a treat we offered ourselves. Just try to picture us in the shop checking through the plastic bag that we had all the letters while waiting at the checkers. The other customers did give us strange looks! Haha!

This post is dedicated to uncle Frank and auntie Pauline, I thank them for keeping in touch and visiting us each year. And add a special thank to mum who made these muffin size Pauline’s cake for me.

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Polish soup : Parówkowy gulasz w jarzynami

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Dinner
Polish soup (tomato soup with peas and vegan sausage),
-Toasted bread,
Tofu balls,
Sauerkraut

Bear is away all week. I’m lying on my favourite fluffy carpet, hanging on the phone with my sister while waiting that my soup cools down. It’s a simple meal that I would qualify of comfort food as it brings back a lot of memories from our Polish stay. A meal that Bear often asks for : quick simple and really yummy. A good way to fight winter.

By the way, has anyone a good recipe for vegan sausages? I’d love to be able to replicate the I-bought-them-myself ones.

P.S.: Eve, the homemade tomato sauce and the peas come from my freezer.

Sunday for two: Tempura

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Sunday lunch
Falafel
Tempura (aubergine, carrot, onion)
-Soba with miso
Sweet and sour tomato sauce

Did you ever tasted tempura? Such lightly breaded fried vegetables. I added some sweet and sour sauce with a little soba and miso soup to complete the meal. And though, it’s not Japanese, I added some falafel for the pulse, but it was a little too much fried item for the same meal. Next time, we’ll go for some steamed pulse burgers!

Apple crumble pie and chinese spinach soup

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Dinner
Chinese spinach and tofu soup
-Steamed Jerusalem artichokes
-Steamed carrots
Sauercraut with mushrooms
Apple crumble pie

I quickly pop in to show you a quickly baked tart. As things go so quickly, I’m not really creative in my kitchen so I stick to the basics. Bear took care of the sauercraut while I took care of the pie, the soup and my mummie’s home grown vegetables. I’m just trying to do quick and tasty meals that would make me happy to be alive and leave me time to share some quality time with Bear. I hope that you can find some ways to share at least half an hour a day with your loved ones.

French translation available here.

Pattypan squash soup

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Dinner
Pattypan squash soup with fried seitan balls
Onion flavoured bread

Hi! It has been a while! I’m really sorry about it, I’ve been working so hard lately: at work at 7h30 and Bear tries to make me stop before 23! Well, this week-end I had a little time to treat Bear and thank him for the last few weeks, when he did all the cooking. So I think that a little soup with some fried seitan balls, and homemade onion flavoured bread slices would do the trick. Oh, and I do have to thank Kahte from the Vegeweb forum for the idea of fried seitan. It was really great. It’s nice to get near some pans and have a little time for cooking.

A new little oven and a Provencal cheese pie

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Dinner
Thai like soup
Provencal cheese pie
-Mini tomatoes
-Carrot salad
-Lettuce (Lamb lettuce)
-Raw cauliflower
Falafel

A new oven has taken place in my little kitchen! Therefore I can continue my pie craziness. A few guests came by to have a little chat this evening and joined us for dinner. My stay in Poland has changed some of my habits, and I now often start a meal with a little soup. This Thai soup was made of julienned carrots, maize, broad beans, mungo beans sprouts and chive. Truly refreshing. Then, a little plate full of salad with a magical Provençal cheese cake with dried tomatoes. Bear is totally fond of it, and it was one of the pies he asked me to bake for his goodbye party when we left Poland.

Polish mushroom soup

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Dinner
Polish mushroom soup
-Lettuce
-Sauerkraut
-Home-made pickles
-Hot dog with soya sausage

This night, we are, as usual, really in a hurry. I didn’t have much time and so we did a really quick meal. I prepared some mushroom soup (following Agda’s instructions) with their self grown oyster mushrooms. We added some salads and a little vegetarian hot dogs (with mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise) to mimic polish habits when on the road. We have such fun lately!