Savoury

‘Please Sir, I Want Some More’

Hello lovely people! Exciting news!! Like, super exciting news :D

For the next three weeks, once a week, I shall be posting up a themed post talking all about the different parts of being a university student! Through lovely Liz @That Skinny Chick Can Bake, I met Ala @Wallflour Girl, who was organising a little blogger link up party for those experiencing the roller coaster that is uni life!

From different themes for a range recipes, I totally promise you guys, my blog, and all the other fabulous blogs part of this link up, are literally going to be giving you all a magnifying glass to peer into the world of uni students today! :D

And what a world it is… #undergradstudentbloggers

But look at the time, I don’t have time for an ellipsis! Let us begin then no? :D

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Upside-Down Frown

I never have, nor ever will, be an endorser for religiously following celebrities. Sure, I am that average girl who enjoys reading the gossip mags at times, but I am not one to delve and follow their personal lives, or care much for them on an intimate level. I can’t bring myself to enjoy reaching about Khloe Kardashian’s latest butt job, or Lindsay Lohan’s latest stunt with rehab.

I am not, of course, judging anyone if they do, this is just my preference :)

But despite my nonchalant attitude towards their lives, I was genuinely shocked yesterday.

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CCU Undercover: Your Fork

CCUUUUUUUU’ – her mother was screaming at her. Again. But could she really blame her? After all, she was sitting in her pyjamas not doing anything. Again. An empty carton of what used to be Chinese takeaway sat sadly on her bedside table. 

Guess it’s time to reorder that, CCU mused. Her parents were out for the night so looked like she was getting takeaway again. I mean, sure baking is all good, but what even IS savoury food?

Just as she was about to find the restaurant online, her laptop began to fizz. It began to bubble. Her internet sparked. Suddenly, she was transported to a whole other site than the Chinese restaurant she was virtually going to!

She read it out loud to herself, a little perplexed. “Delivery at home… mumble mumble… fresh ingredients… mumble… homemade easy dishes…’

She found herself grinning, as her interest was piqued, and she threw the Chinese takeaway into the bin!

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That did not really happen. Not at all. And disclaimer alert: I am all for Chinese takeaway!

Let me admit now, I am a staunch lover of takeaway and dining out.

I love it when I am out with my friends, and we are sipping cocktails and waiting for our tapas. I love it when I am coming home from uni and take a quick swerve into a very greasy driveway (in more ways than one) for satisfying trans-fats.

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The Sexy Vegan Kitchen #1: Wistful Walnut-Pear Salad

Ok, so just before I begin this post, I have two things to share with you, my lovely readers :)

  1. I reached 1000 subscribers… yesterday! :D
    I know, I know, when compared to some of you big bloggers out there, this does not even compare but I am so excited to reach my first 4 digit number! Of course, it is all thanks to you all and the fact that you take your time out to read my recipes and my ridiculous thoughts which appear in every post, and I could not be more appreciative.

    Fairly odd parents? Who even needs you

    Fairly odd parents? Who even needs you

    You can’t see me right now, obviously, but I am holding up my waterbottle to you all! Thank you thank you thank you :D

  2. In my last post, I got the impression that I accidentally gave you the impression that my onslaught of brilliant guest posts would be starting now. Not to disappoint but I am still here :) – for another 2 or 3 weeks, before my exams do start – I just wanted to let you know my posting would be erratic because I am studying my butt of as well right now :D

Cool, now shall we start with the post? I reckon I have a helluva lot of explaining to do considering you saw the word salad and vegan in my title, two things not usually associated with my blog… Allow me to explain :P

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So a couple of weeks ago, Aimee Hughes contacted me. A blogger from The Sexy Vegan Kitchen, she had released a new cookbook and asked me to review it! So I have decided to make 3 or 4 (depending on my time) recipes from her cookbook before giving it an overall review! :)

The name of Aimee’s fantastic cookbook is The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures In Love & Sex, and just like the title tells us, she does mix together the euphoric nature of sex with the deliciousness of her recipes to create a completely foodgasmic experiences, just begging you to read it and make its recipes!

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In a couple of recipes time, I shall tell you a little about what this book offers,  the way it allows you to heal your skills in your love life and health life :D – But shhhh, … Spoilers… (If you understand this reference to Doctor Who, you and I are already best friends by the way, not optional :D)

Enjoy the foodgasmic journey Aimee takes us on!

Today: Wistful Walnut Pear Salad

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Dear Popeye…

Dear Popeye,

How I feel sorry for the children of the today subjected to crap like iCarly and Victoria Justice. How is that even a TV show as opposed to screaming, crazy pre-teens with canned laughter? I could go to a One-Direction concert and it would be more enjoyable to view it there :S

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I suppose I am really writing to you to tell you about the cartoons. It will hit you harder considering… well… you are one… but I hope you understand that I just need to tell you that wherever you are, you make sure that none of the modern-stuff ever even comes in contact with you. Imagine if you went all HD and animated. I shudder to think of it!

Popeye my old sea-dog friend, there is no more Warner Brothers style Flintstones or Road Runner or Bugs Bunny unless you watch the reruns on the 90s channel. There is no more ‘Steamboat Willie’ with film-noir Mickey, or even any 2D versions of the Disney gang left I believe. Just the odd reruns of the Princesses because little girls still love them so much. Though for how long is my question…

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Second Savoury Post

I do not have many savoury posts on this site. Out of the hundred or so posts, in fact, I only have one. But today, when I act like a student with not much time, I deliver to use this wonderful savoury post. The little baker girl is growing up and learning that to get on in life, you need to cook savoury? No, little girl just wants pizza :D

45A 5 Minute Wrap Pizza. What? No dough. Some simple chopping. And some store bought pasta sauce (I would usually use my mum’s homemade one of course – maybe I will give you that luscious recipe someday yet ;))

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Introducing… Savoury

That’s right folks, I have made and posted my first ever savoury dish – I feel so unlike me! But I am sure every avid baker who still lives with their parents has had the conversation ‘You must learn to cook savoury because when you are living alone, you can’t survive on sweets!’

**Ahem** – I beg to differ :P

But finally after a long couple of months of insistence, I gave in and starting looking for savoury vegetarian (in case you didn’t know, we are all predominantly vegos) dishes and actually bookmarked a couple. ME!

19I wanted to start out simple and there was nothing that seemed better than this delicious Kidney Bean Dip recipe found at my greatest source, Exclusively Food! For a nice summer barbecue, this recipe was yelling at me to be made so you know – I went ahead and did it! And it was far from a disaster.

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