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For the love of…Thai Curry

My cousin’s wedding celebrations ended last, and it had been amazing. Filled with copious amounts of love, laughter, and celebration and not to forget food. Their rehearsal dinner, complete with 360 people, featured a 4 course set menu, the main course of which was an amazing Thai red curry, so I thought I would share with you my most favourite vegan thai red curry paste recipe for you to enjoy.

the paste:

  • 3 or so large fresh red chillies (i don’t de-seed mine, I love it spicy, but if you prefer a milder curry by all means use de-seeded chillies)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass
  • coriander (I limit this as much as I can, as I don’t particularly like coriander)
  • 1 x 1-inch cube fresh galangal
  • 1 large shallot 
  • Lime Peel (ideally the peel of 1 Kaffir lime, but regular limes will also do)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

1. Chop the chillies, garlic, lemongrass, coriander, galangal and shallots.

2. Place all ingredients in the blender and whizz to a fairly smooth paste.

3. Store in a screw-topped jar in the fridge – simple!

You can generally store this fresh paste for up to a week.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2009 in Food, Indulge, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Weight Loss

 

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For the love of…photography

I know what you’re thinking here: what have photographs got to do with veganism? The answer is simple: both nothing and everything. A simple photograph is worth more than a thousand words, and the same is true even when you’re talking about food-ography. You wouldn’t even consider making something if the photos accompanying it made it look unappetizing now would you?

The reason for this post is also simple. I have been thinking, and sometimes even dreaming, about my first DSLR camera, for months now. I still don’t know what I want to buy, perhaps one of you can help me? There are so many out there, I just can’t decide what to choose from and I really need some advice!!

I want a great beginners camera, but an inexpensive one because I’m unsure exactly HOW much I’ll use it. I know I want to take a few food shots so that all of you can see my lovely work without ending up with a blurry picture which has resulted from my blackberry. But I also want to be able to take the camera out in the world, whether it is to take pictures of other peoples food and drinks, or whatever.

So here’s my request for you: could you recommend a fab relatively inexpensive beginners DSLR? If not, then which one do you use to take all your fab shots?

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2009 in Food, Foodography, Vegan

 

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