Hummus

I am intending to write a post about Hummus as I haven’t written anything for a while and Hummus figures largely in my food life. However I haven’t quite mustered up the words or mental energy, so as an appetizer, here are some photos:

Hummus from Hummus Brothers - 7/10

Hummus from Yalla Yalla - 8/10

Hummus from Hummus Said - 9/10

Running 5k

Next weekend we are running 5k for a charity trees for cities, which is a tree planting charity. Please see the widgit on the right for details of my just giving sponsorship page. We are having a veggie brunch afterwards which I will tell you about when I have eaten it.

Groats

Tonight we had groats made from oats. It was a risky shopping choice but we were feeling adventurous and it paid off. Joff cooked them while I occassionally tried to boss him around. He ignored me and the groats were really nice, cooked in water and with onions added they were soft on the outside but with a bit of bite, very comforting. Like barley but nicer. Anyway we had them with tofu burgery things, peas, broccoli, spring onions, red onion and a cucumber and sprout salad. Very vegtastic and I realise not everyone’s cup of tea but it was delicious and meant that here was room for plum crumble afterwards…perfect.

veggie restaurant

222 Veggie Vegan is a vegetarian (No!) restuarant near west Brompton tube. We went there last Friday for the first time. The food is great, fresh and not the usual veggie food trying to be meaty food, no vegetarian lasagne or fake sausages (although I do like those), except for a token burger. I had crispy pancakes with abrocolli and some kind of cheesy tofu filling, which I am doing a poor job of describing but which tasted good, not in small part due to an excellent rich tomato sauce. The puddings were delicious, we had banana and walnut cake with vanilla ice cream. All the food is home made, no heatng up or buying in and is reasonably priced. The only slightly less than rosy thing about it all was the decor. If you are familiar with veggie restaurants then you will know that there seems ot be a connection between veggie food and bare neutral walls, pine furniture, folksy easy listening music and overly tall, thin owl like waiting staff. Surely there must be an opening somewhere for a decadent vegetarian restuarant, all red velvet and purple walls. Who says you can’t eat tofu whilst listeneing to pink floyd!?