#vegan plantain and spinach #curry

We tried a new curry last night. You can get the recipe on the vegan society website.

I put tandoori spices in it rather than chilli and we really enjoyed it. It said for four but it lasted us one dinner and lunch for R.


Its a #soup kind of day

Its cold, its wet, what more could you want than comforting soup and bread.

I made walnut spelt bread with doves flour and pea, butternut squash, carrot and red lentil soup:

Half a butternut squash
2 carrots
2 cups of frozen peas
1 cup red lentils
Enough vegetable stock to cover the veg.
Cook until soft and then blitz with a hand blender.

#veganuary day 25

Today, chipolte stew and cheesecake for afters.

We had lovely people round for dinner last night. They aren’t vegans, actually they raise sheep, but they like our food all the same.

I made the stew with mixed beans potatoes and a variety of veg:

And a bought sauce along with nutritional yeast, vegetable stock and tomato paste.

We ate it with extra roast potatoes, garlic naan and a salad of avocado, tomato and cucumber.

Then for afters we had cheesecake which was coconut cream and cashew nuts with an Oreo base, mango to decorate:

@channel4 and @weareveganuary

According to the channel 4 Instagram page, channel 4 “champions unheard voices” and “stands up for diversity”

Apparently that is, unless you are a vegan:

As such I, along with many others have complained to channel 4, because let’s face it, unless they unequivocally and publicly apologise, they are a bunch of complete hypocrites. Below is the complaint I sent via their website. I encourage you to do the same.

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to complain about a post (now removed) on your Instagram page. Apparently channel four thinks its okay to call vegans asswipes. I appreciate that in the public realm, it is perfectly acceptable to make jokes about other people and as vegan my friends do make jokes. However being called an asswipe is not funny. What it is, is school bully tactics to deride someone different to you. I am genuinely insulted and it being on Instagram, it doesn’t lessen the rudeness. I can’t imagine you would allow a news caster on channel four news to say such a thing. And to make matters worse, it appears nobody can be bothered to apologise. Would channel four be happy to call women asswipes? What about a particular religious group? Or perhaps a particular age or class demographic? If not, can I ask why as a vegan, who has chosen a particular lifestyle based on care for the environment and respect towards animals, I am a legitimate target?
I would not only appreciate a reply to my complaint, I would also like to see a genuine apology from channel four via your Instagram account.
Might I also suggest some education around kindness and respect for the employee who thought it was okay to post such an offensive picture and message.
Yours faithfully,
Karen Turnbull