I feel a bit embarrassed when I realise my last In My Kitchen was back in July! Back then, I shared my smaller-than-a-Hobbit’s-toilet kitchen with you. In August I started preparing for MoFo and missed the deadline for the In My Kitchen submission. September was MoFo. I got terribly sidetracked in October but here I am for November, three days before the deadline!
Okay, so In My Kitchen are these Fourre biscuits. I went to the Cruelty Free Shop in Fitzroy today and they were on sale. I’ve tried the chocolate ones and they’re okay, rather flimsy when it comes to dunking them in tea which is a bit of a no-no for a serial dunker like me:
I’ve run out of vegan mayo and decided to try a different brand this time. Mayonnaise is one of those things I don’t use often and truthfully, I had to throw the remains of the last jar out because it was way past the use-by date. This Melrose Organic Sunflower Mayonnaise is rather nice, quite tart for me with a strong lemon taste (lemon oil is one of the ingredients):
Another purchase from the Cruelty Free Shop are these Veggie Gyros strips by Viana. I haven’t tried them yet but I have some grand plans!
I bought the soy cream by King Island when it was on special. I’d never tried it before and ah, kinda jumped back in horror when I opened it. See, I’ve moved it around a little so you guys could get a better feel for why I thought this had gone off. It appears this is the way it’s supposed to look, as other vegans in online communities have posted photos asking “has this gone off?” To be honest, I didn’t like the taste at all but I’ve mixed it up with a lot of differing flavours and seasonings for sandwich spreads (I’ll blog about my gourmet sandwiches sometime very soon). In the end I accepted this wasn’t that bad a product and it did well to stand in for a kind of unsweet mayonnaise:
This photo is pretty old. My mother in law gave us this box of grapefruit from her backyard tree. I don’t like grapefruit but Husband eats it with a spoon:
Also on special from the supermarket recently was Alpine Double Thick Coconut Cream. This was okay as a sort of try-it-once, but in the future if I want coconut cream I’ll just make my own by chilling a can of coconut cream in the fridge overnight and sweetening it a little. I don’t eat coconut cream for dessert much at all, so there’s not much point in me buying it. Photobomber:
After trying a sample of the Alpro soya desserts at Vegan Day Out, I bought a packet of the caramel flavour. It was nice, a little sweet but nice as a one off:
I’ve had rotten luck making my own coconut yoghurt. Arthur really likes this Pura Veda yoghurt and I’m enjoying the muesli. Yes, this is an old photo!
This is the view I wish I had from my kitchen! All I have is a fence and a boring conifer right up in my face. We recently went for a trip to the You Yangs, about a one hour drive from home.
I am sending this to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly In My Kitchen series.