Apple Cake (v)

This is a not too sweet mid morning cake, the sort that would be served with good coffee in a posh coffee shop. And it’s vegan. Bonus. I think it would benefit from the addition of something like walnuts in the topping so will try that next time.

For 8-10 slices you need:
225g plain flour
pinch salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb
55g vanilla sugar
4 tbsp grapeseed oil
285ml soya milk
3 dessert apples, peeled, cored and cut into small dice
55g demarara sugar
30g vegan marge
45g plain flour
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarb, vanilla sugar, oil and milk into a batter. Pour into a lined 23cm tin. Place the chopped apples on the top of the batter. Blitz the demarara sugar, flour and marge into breadcrumbs and scatter over the top of the apples. Finish with the cinnamon. Bake in a moderate (180 degrees) oven for 30-45 mins till risen, cooked and golden brown.

Vegan Pledge Day Six

Well. Nearly there now. Only two more days to go. Have really enjoyed this and it’s certainly made me think about going vegan for good. Have been lazy with food today in that I skipped breakfast but that meant I also avoided a potential quorn ham and dairylea conundrum.

Things of note today: cooking jelly diamonds make an excellent substitute for gelatine sweets and are also non-nestle unlike jelly tots (which are vegan but made by nestle so therefore on the banned list).

Food for today is:
Breakfast: slept through it…
Lunch: carrot and tomato salad, juiced pineapple, apple and oranges
Dinner: taking the boy out for pizza so a pizza sans cheese and a salad.
Snacks: plain chocolate, more fruit (trying to balance out recent binge drinking with detox fruit. Hmmm)

And because it’s Sunday it’s shopping day and time to think about the food for the week ahead. Whilst my pledge technically finishes tomorrow I am going to eat as much vegan as I can, whilst getting rid of all the dairy in the flat so I can be 90% vegan going forward.

Meal Plans for week ahead:
Pasta with homemade veggie sauce; leftover for lunch next day
Stuffed peppers with cous cous, olives and tomatoes
Mixed vegetable curry and rice
Watercress, rocket, orange and marinated tofu salad with noodles
Miso, vegetable and noodle soup
Tofu, sweet chilli and salad sandwiches
Baking: chocolate cake, apple crumble cake