When you’re an ordinary person learning how to cook crazy things, like me, it’s not always smooth sailing. I had to share this one today because it actually made me laugh so much. You’ve probably heard of so-called “Pinterest fails”, where people try out tips from Pinterest and found that they are almost impossible to actually carry off. Similarly, I recently tried out a recipe for vegan bounty bars, and…. yep. You’re about to see the results for yourself.
Recent weeks have seen two food festivals come to our local area – the Penshurst Fair, and the Tonbridge Castle Food Festival. We managed to grab the time to go to both, and we always love seeing local vendors and picking up some treats. Let’s start with Penshurst, as this was the first of the two events to take place!
This is probably the most inventive name for a burger I’ve ever seen, so Hot Rocks wins a prize right away for that. Seeing the words “Shark Island” on a menu wouldn’t make you think of a veggie burger, but that is exactly what this is. Situated in Bournemouth, Hot Rocks has a surfer theme and is right by the beach, which makes it very convenient for a bite to eat after a day on the sands.
Last week J and I managed to grab a very quick break in the middle of moving house and headed out to Bournemouth for one night. We had a great time staying at the Royal Bath Hotel – more on that at some later date – and also found the time to seek out a couple of the veggie burger options near the beach. Hopefully we’ll be able to return in future as there were just so many restaurants nearby that had veggie burgers on the menu!
During a recent stay in London, we sought out Ruby Blue for a delicious meal reduced in price via the use of TasteCard. Of course, you know I went straight for the veggie burger, and we were given fantastic service by a waiter who was only too eager to ensure that everything was to our liking. We only had a limited time before a trip to the theatre, but that was plenty to enjoy the burger plus a cocktail or two.
Recently we decided it was time to do the proper Sunday lunch thing. Let’s have a traditional veggie nut loaf, we thought – something to enjoy with roast veggies and mash! I tracked down this amazing recipe, which was so easy to make and so, so rewarding. Give it a try if you are after that classic Sunday dinner that is going to last you days and days!