20/10/2008

Vegan MoFo Day 20: A Sunday Roast on a Monday

Yeah that's Punk Rock that is.
What isn't quite so Punk Rock is having your boiler die, your new blender jug crack and your extension lead break. No...that's just chaos and also sums up my day pretty well. New boiler installed, blender jug thrown out in disgust and extension lead taken apart and fixed - this gal wasn't in the mood for cooking. Much....... I called upon a store cupboard favourite
Granose Nut Roast Mix. HURRAH! All it took was water and bunging in the oven. To accompany this veritable bag of Nutty goodness, I roasted some Potatoes in Olive Oil and Rosemary, steamed some Carrots and Broccoli, made some Gravy and served it all up with a dollop of Cranberry Sauce.
It was super scrummy and perfect food for filling my boiler mending boyfriend's tummy. Today's song is I'm Going Slightly Mad - by Queen. Because amidst all the chaos this seemed so fitting. Laters Y'all!

18 comments:

Sal said...

mmm mmm roast potatoes! they look awesome.

haha I have to type tats in the word verification - is it just me that finds that funny?

For the Love of Guava said...

wow.. that looks thanksgiving worthy! And that nut roast in a bag looks interesting... I tried to make something, which I think was supposed to be similar, but it didn't look anywhere near as solid. You're a plethora of information Heathen Vegan!

Little Pea said...

Hurray for Queen!

River said...

Sorry about your sucky day! I bet that awesome food perked you right up though! :)

Rach-ums said...

Delicious! I would like to have that for dinner.

Ginger said...

i don't know what that nut roast stuff is...what is it? it looks good.

sorry about your chaos and broken blender thingy...that blows.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

mmm...definitely a rough day! You deserve a good meal!

Joanna said...

when i looked at that bag, i was like "what the hell is that?!!" i still have no idea what a nut roast is. where did you find that?

Jes said...

Hey hey, happy #20! You made the goal!

Lily Girl said...

Yum, I love roasted potatoes, and Queen - they rock!

Jeni Treehugger said...

sal - you have no idea how happy that makes me. I am so delighted when the verification words actually match the subject you're replying to. Makes me feel that the balance of the universe is in harmony once more.

Guava - When I sat down to eat I thought this would be good for Christmas Dinner! Plethora is such a cool word. I'm gonna use that word today.

Lil Pea - WooHoo!

river - You're so right about the food. And as sucky days go mine wasn't as bad as it could have been.

rach-ums - it was a lovely dinner. So comforting and satisfying.

Ginger & Joanna - Granose Nut Roast Mix is a Seasoned Blend of Peanuts and Cereals, making a nutritious meat-free roast, delicious served hot or cold as a main dish with salad or vegetables.

Ingredients:
Peanuts (30%), Peanut Flour (25%), Oat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Dried Vegetables (Onions, Red Peppers, Mushrooms), Hydrolised Vegetable Protein, Mixed Herbs.

http://www.veggiestuff.com/acatalog/granose_nut_roast_mix.html

Pretty cool HUH!
These must be a British thing so I'm gonna wave them in the air like pom poms and get my own back for you guys having Field Roast Sausages and Trader Joes!!

Lisa - thanking you :)I did good huh!

Jes - WooHoo! Who'd have thought!!


lily girl - Queen do ROCK!!
*high fives*

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Whoa.... yum! I love roasted potatoes. I've never had nut roast, but it sounds good. And Queen certainly do rock!

so NOT cool said...

I absolutely love roasted root veggies, especially potatoes with rosemary. I just had breakfast, but I'm already thinking ... roasted potatoes for lunch.

The whole meal looks divine.

Sanja said...

Ah, yes, you had an equally awful day ~ or actually, yours is worse because mine didn't cost me any money... Your meal looks like a feast though!

shellyfish said...

Sorry about the anarchy taking over, but damn you sure bounced back well! That loafy-thing sure sounds amazing! Wish we had that here in France.

Joanna said...

yummy. that nut roast does sound good. i would be pretty sad not having a trader joes. i am addicted to that place... and every time i go there, i always have the hottest cashier haha

wingraclaire said...

Sounds delicious, but I'm sorry about your bad day! Food can fix a lot of bad days, though, I've found. :)

Bethany said...

sorry about your kitchen equipment torture. Even the smallest breakdown can be annoying. The digital readout on my stove (tells you what temp the stove is, timer, etc) dimmed about 3 years ago and we can't figure out how to fix it. sometimes if you cover it w/ your hands and peek in, you can barely see it. really really annoying. maybe I'll take it apart today and really break, um fix it.

Love that roasted meal. looks sooooo good!