Cous Cous plate and Caribbean Vegan Giveaway
Disclaimer: I am taking a break this week from blogging meaning the tedious job of creating something new, writing a recipe, attempting to be a perfectionist (yes I am snarky at times), and then taking a decent picture. That is the definition of blogging on this site. That doesn’t mean that people who do not do that are crap. Anyways, I will still pop in for the next 7 days to sometimes show you what I have been eating so like the below photo is a snapshot fo what I made today for lunch.
I am Caribbean Vegan C’est vrai! but sometimes I do not eat West Indian food everyday. It is not that it is boring but I am always looking to dry different flavours for my lunch and dinners.
Today was no exception. I had some vegetables on hand and about 4 boxes of whole wheat cous cous because I kept buying it every week thinking it was out, I had some Harissa paste I picked up at the supermarket and I had some dried chickpeas. My only issues with the dish was that it filled me up really quickly and the feeling of statity that I have is long lasting. I like to feel hungry every 3 hours. I also was slack with the cooking of vegetables so they went flat as they need to be put in the pot at the same time but I was starving. The vegan home made mergez turned out really well in taste but as I had no white beans and lots of tofu on hand I made them tight with just gluten so, next time when I make them I will make them with beans and stuff so that when you slice it actually looks like a sausage and not some cheap processed meat. Other than that it was a really beautiful plate with loads of flavour. I took advantage of my pressure cooker, something I think vegans should invest in and I cooked my own peas and made the sauce with the chickpeas. T’was lovely really!
I wanted to do a full cous cous plate with the vegetables and the chickpeas …the works you get it. I even made my own Vegan Mergez Sausage using the Harissa paste et voila…here is my plate….no curry was involved in this masterpiece and it was kinda a nice change from my curry eating.
Remember Shernell Cooke?? The Barbadian raw food chef who just made those love Jerk Raw Burgers this week? Well she is giving away a spanking new copy of Caribbean Vegan, so if you are still without a copy which is really something I cannot understand to be honest:P Go right over to Frangipani and Gingerlily and enter the competition. It is very easy.
That is it for today.
Enjoy you week