Hey there! This is Jojo here, I’ve been on holiday in Austin, Tx for the last 12 days which has meant I’ve had far less time to peruse blogs than is usual for me during VeganMoFo. The lure of taco trucks, friends and the sun all conspired to drag me away from my smart phone. Austin’s beautiful, y’all. I can’t wait for Vida Vegan Con next May! Now I’m home in foggy, chilly Brighton (okay, it’s 17 degrees which isn’t bad but it makes a big change from the beautiful 34 degree weather I’ve been experiencing these past couple of weeks) and I woke up excited and immediately rushed downstairs, fired up my laptop and opened my reader ready to peruse your blogs and get some serious catching up done.
I love our Where in the World page and I often browse new blogs by picking a country and reading and commenting on all of the blogs on the list. Perhaps it’s inspired by my love of travel. I think it’s a super fun way to mix it up. Today I picked England because it’s nice to be home.
The first post that caught my eye today was this one from Faster, Pussycat! Run! Run! This is a totally new to me blog and these Hazelnut Cocoa Balls are right up my street.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love pancakes and these ones from The Grumpy Sailor look amazing. My US pal’s might find covering pancakes in jam (or, as they say, jelly) a little odd but seriously, just try it! This is how I ate scotch pancakes growing up and trust me when I say I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Look how fluffy they look.
Every Thursday Sal from Alien on Toast is veganising Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals and today she took on his Thai Chicken Laksa subbing in Realeat Chick’n and leaving out the fish sauce. I love that she’s timing these meals to see how close they come to Jamie’s 15 minute plan!
The ladies from To Happy Vegans went to a fancy schmancy vegan pop up dinner at Asparagism together and I have all of my fingers crossed that it returns to London asap. I really, really want to go. The pea shoot salad looked beautiful, the lentil parcel sounded fantastic but it’s this polenta dish that got me all excited. I’m a recent polenta convert and I have no idea what took me so long. Polenta’s delicious especially if it’s battered or coated in something yummy and then fried.
This Harry Potter inspired French onion soup comes from the aptly named Miss Kitchen Witch. I hardly ever make soup but this one’s tempting me for sure and I love the theme.
Next up is Welsh Girl Eats who caught my eye with her Plum and Pear Coconut Crumble. I really, really love crumble and one of the things I find exciting about autumn and winter is that it’s crumble season. I usually go for apple but I would certainly be up for throwing some plums in there.
Last but by no means least is a post that popped up whist I was writing this round up and I just had to include it. Eat to Inspire posted this delicious looking burger from Cafe Kino in Bristol which was the spot where my husband and I ate lunch just before he proposed to me five years ago almost to the day. Ah, memories.