Monday, 2 January 2012

Gluten free, vegan recipes from the archives

January.  Month of vague depression, thick waistline and oh so many good intentions.

I am not normally a fan of January.  Usually I manage to eat even more in the first month of the year than I do in December, which is pretty remarkable and probably qualifies for a Guinness World Record.

This year?  I am brimming with hope and excitement which is a bit bizarre because we are about to get involved in one of Life's Most Stressful Events.  We are moving house for the second time in six months.

Yes, it will be hellish for a few weeks and my dust mite allergy will go into overdrive giving me an unseasonal Rudolph nose.

Yes, I will be unpacking boxes in the small hours feeling genuine hatred for all other family members who are asleep.

And yes, there will be wrangles with Mr Internet Service Provider and I will be offline and cursing.

But January will disappear in a haze of trips to the tip and when my feet next touch the ground it will be February, which is almost March and then it's nearly time to start drinking rosé because it's practically Summer!  So that's exciting, isn't it?

But in this maelstrom of activity, I have not forgotten you lovely readers.  I have composed this little montage of archive recipes to get you through your gloomy January.  It's also my way of saying I may not be posting a new recipe for a while...

Happy Gluten Free, Vegan New Year to you all!

Time to detox?  Let's start with soup:

Or perhaps mushroom soup?

Then when soup just isn't hitting the mark, let's stay healthy with lentil salad:

Umm, I like lentils as much as the next girl, but shall we have some rice now?

Ok, let's stop pretending.  In January we need cake:

But then after cake we feel guilt because, well, we made all those resolutions, right?  Staying on task with roasted veg:

And Vegetable Chilli always makes me feel smug:

Oh but brownies are sort of obligatory after chilli aren't they?  And doesn't the clementine cancel out the chocolate?

And now I'm just going to cut to the chase and say that the real way to survive January is through carbs.  There, it's out there.  Enjoy!

Let the carbs begin at breakfast:

Beans are healthy.  Bean burgers in a gluten free bun?  Yep, I think they qualify as healthy...

You scream, I scream, we all scream for:

Is it still January?

Raisin Bread!

And sod being 'good'. Let's have a proper pudding instead:

Until the next egg free, dairy free, gluten free fest my darlings!

Pig xx

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Joanna @ Zeb Bakes said...

You take the words out of my mouth and are giving me too many ideas for things to eat in this peculiar month. I always get fatter in January and this year I am determined to buck the trend, but oh look at all those lovely dishes. Good luck with the move! best wishes, Joanna

Iota said...

I think moving house is therapeutic/cathartic/cleansing. A great opportunity to chuck out and sort out.

Though twice in six months might make it lose its shine a little.

I enjoyed feasting my eyes on all those photos.

Expat mum said...

Every time I move (which is usually once a decade) I swear I'm never going to do it again, so I feel your pain. Good luck! x

Lucy @ FreeFrom Blogs said...

Good luck with the move! It'll be done before you know it. : )

Diane NZ said...

Happy New Year! and thank you for thinking of us and all those lovely carbs! All the best for your move, to another country this time? Take care.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Joanna, I'm also determined to buck the thickening waistline trend, but like you say all those lovely recipes...!

Iota, I'm getting to quite liking the chucking out bit and I might even have developed a soft spot for cleaning. No, scratch that. I did not say that. HOpefully this is the last move for a while!

Expat Mum, so you've only moved twice then?! (ahh the flattery). Very weird but I am quite looking forward to this move. Something to do with the current house having carpet in the kitchen...oh my eyes.

Lucy, thank-you! I'm hoping the fairies will come in and do all the work.

Diane, ah how lovely to hear from you and a happy new year to you too! Not an international move, just a mere 20 minutes down the road. Pah! I will do it in my sleep! :-)

Pig x

Poker Chick said...

Good luck with the move!

Andy @ emedoutlet said...

Moving out in a short period of time is pain in the neck. You have to do everything from packing to unpacking including all connections.... To get all the necessities of life back makes you get tired...

However, everybody do it and you also will do it.

Happy Moving...

Amoxil said...

By the way nice collection of Vegan Food... Images are beautiful...

Buy Generic Drugs said...

Best of luck for your move. but all the above dishes looks really delicious.

Richard Holmes said...

I'd love to try those bits. They seem like a good set to start a fat-killing diet, since the cost of hoodia is a bit too high for me.

Robert West said...

These are amazing dishes but my online doctor consultations were pretty not into this food. I was advised to at least be a vegan for a month. It's kinda hard especially seeing these cravings.