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The Veggie Blogger on Blogspot

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here but the good news is that I am pleased to announce my newly ignited blogging passion, the bad news is that I have gone to the other side. I have created a vegetarian blog called ‘The Veggie Blogger’ where I have written reviews and talked about places I have visited relating to the Vegan or Vegetarian lifestyle. I have taken a real interest in Veganism lately and I am currently cutting down on the consumption of dairy products.

All I have to do is work out how to gain an audience like I have on WordPress. I noticed that I have had views but I don’t seem to have any followers. I would love to have an active blog where people comment regularly but it all seems a little more difficult on ‘Blogger’. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on what I can do to reach an audience on Blogger then please leave a comment below.

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First Show of the Year

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I kicked off my theatre going 2013 with the new musical ‘Loserville’ which unfortunately ended today as well. It was a show that my niece wanted to see before it closed. And after experiencing it, I’d wished I’d gone to see it before. It was a very lively, feel good show with superb choreography and imaginative set and props. Both myself and Jordan enjoyed it very much and came out buzzing. While I was in the West End I finally booked myself a ticket to see the stage show ‘Les Miserables’ for March but I’m sure I’ll find something else to go and see in the mean time.

Of course, no day out would be complete without a good meal. We randomly ended up in a Thai Style vegetarian buffet restaurant in Soho. It was different and enjoyable and I didn’t have to worry about what I was eating because everything was meat free and free of all animal products.

vegetarian foodWe had a bit of everything and the Mango juice was soooo nice! so pleased to eat vegetarian prawn crackers!

Vegetarian food

We went up for seconds and came back with Soya duck and pancakes!

fruit salad

We finished with a small bowl of fruit salad and mango jelly.

 

The past couple of days

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After having had such a good weekend catching up with friends in the lovely town of Guildford I’m starting to feel those pre Monday blues. We enjoyed a bit of retail therapy before a pleasant meal at Jamie’s Italian which I must say didn’t really have a wide choice of vegetarian meals on the menu, neither did it state clearly which dishes were vegetarian. To be honest there wasn’t a wide range of food full stop which I suppose eliminates having to spend ages deciding what to have. I had the Honeycomb Cannelloni done 3 ways using aubergine and sun-dried tomato pumpkin, ricotta and spinach. I enjoyed the variety of taste but I wouldn’t have said it was amazing. For dessert I had the ultimate brownie; made with chocolate, raspberry and amaretto with a side dollop of vanilla ice cream. Apart from getting raspberry seeds stuck in my teeth and feeling a tad sick half way through the soft textured desert I quite enjoyed it although it could have done with just a bit more ice cream which accompanied the brownie really well. The service was to a high standard and the waiters were quite humorous and chatty.

Today I had one of my favourite kind of days…a lazy one to which I spent most of in bed watching heroes and Smallville. I have finally finished season 9 of Smallville, it took me a while but I got there in the end. I’m putting off buying season 10 at the moment because I don’t want it to end, its my favourite show! I’m not entirely sure about carrying on Smallville season 11 in a comic book but I might take a look if I see it. I’ve never really read a comic before but there’s always a first time for everything. I’m starting to get more and more into heroes now and its all starting to link together and make a little more sense. I’m only on episode 8 of season 1 but it seems pretty awesome. I bought the first season of ‘the Walking Dead’ and series 1 and 2 of ‘Being Human’ yesterday so I now have plenty to keep me occupied.

I’ve posted in my new creative blog again today… two posts actually! One is another new poem and the other is a couple of photographs of Guildford castle from yesterday’s trip. Please feel free to pop by there and check them out. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Yummy Quick Food

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Pesto Pasta

On Occasions when I’m fed up with taking the same old things to work with me for lunch, I prepare my favourite Pesto Pasta dish. It’s quick, easy and tastes good. Usually I make a big batch and put it into a few separate containers and keep it in the fridge for when I want a quick snack.

Ingredients:

Pasta (Bows work well with this)

Pesto Sauce ( any brand you like)

Wild Rocket (the herb… not a funky air craft)

Pine nuts

Cherry tomatoes (optional)

1. Boil a large saucepan full of lightly salted water, add the pasta and return to the boil. Cook as required on the instructions. Mine took about 10-15 minutes.

2. Add pine nuts to a small, dry, non-stick frying pan, tossing them every few seconds until lightly browned.

3. Drain the pasta and add the pesto sauce to taste (use as much or as little as you like). Considering the amount of pasta I use, I often put in the whole jar. Below is the brand I like to use.

4. Add the wild rocket and stir thoroughly. You can also add cooked cherry tomatoes for a varied taste but as I’m not much of a tomato lover, I just leave them out.

Pesto pasta can be served hot or cold. Personally I prefer it cold (chilled from the fridge). It’s great as a Uni dish for those who hate long and tedious recipe’s or are a crap cook like myself 🙂