I think I should preface with the fact that I’ve never had pulled pork. I have, however, always been a fan of the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie “It Takes Two” and liked the look of the Sloppy Joes that Amanda ate. (Note: I just googled what a Sloppy Joe is and am disappointed that they look nowhere near as good as what I made.) I heard so much about making “pulled pork” with jackfruit, but I’ve never had a chance to find it, so I tried making it with some food I had at home.
To put it simply, it was fan-heckin-tastic!
You will need:
- Half a carrot
- 1 potato
- Quarter of an onion
- Ground black pepper
- Spray oil
And for the sauce:
- Barbecue sauce
- Apple cider vinegar
- Mexican chilli powder
First, preheat the oven to 200C
Grate the potato and carrot and dice the onion.
In a baking tray with parchment paper, spread out the vegetables, spray them with a bit of oil, then sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper. Mix it through with your hands and spread it out on the tray.
Cover it with Alfoil then put it in the oven for 20-ish minutes, taking it out every 10 minutes to shake.
While that’s cooking, mix up the sauce in a saucepan. I eyeballed the barbecue sauce and Mexican chilli powder, and added a teaspoon of the vinegar.
Heat the sauce for about 10 minutes and stir consistently, then take off the heat.
When the vegetables are ready, put the sauce back on the heat and mix them through in the saucepan for about 10 minutes.
Once ready, serve it however you wish. I had it on a sandwich with lettuce.
Not the prettiest, but delicious.
Sometimes, you just gotta have cake. But there are some days when you don’t feel up for eating a whole cake, a la Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda, and on those days, you need a mug cake. This is the fudgiest, gooiest, most scrumptious cake I’ve ever had, and would love to share it with you.
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 row of Sweet Williams original chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp Nesquik (or equivalent chocolate powder)
- 1 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp soy milk
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1.5 tbsp peanut butter
In a medium-large mug, mix together the dry ingredients, ensuring no clumps of flour.
Add in the chocolate pieces.
Mix in the wet ingredients (leave canola oil for last). Mix in 1 tbsp peanut butter.
Dollop 1/2 tbsp peanut butter on top.
Microwave on high for approximately 1 minute (less if you want extra gooey).
Devour the deliciousness!!!!
Today, April 22, is Earth Day. It marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, and is a time for appreciating the beauty of our Earth and how it supports us, but also, more importantly, how we have been destroying the planet and need to do all that we can to reverse this damage.
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Scaling to 46 years, humans have been here 4 hours, the industrial revolution began 1 minute ago, and in that time we’ve destroyed more than half the world’s forests.
Ways to help the Earth
- Eat less (or, preferably, no) animal products – approximately 4800 gallons of water are needed to produce 1kg of meat. Similarly, 1 gallon of milk uses 144 gallons of water. The animal agriculture industry causes deforestation (much of the Amazon is gone as a result), pollution, and emits a greater amount of greenhouse gases than our transport systems.
- Recycle and compost.
- Drive less – If you can stay off the road just two days a week, you’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds per year.
- Turn off lights when you’re not in the room and unplug appliances when you’re not using them.
After three years of seeing different recipes and going “hmm that looks good”, I finally made a tofu scramble. Essentially it’s kinda like scrambled eggs, but without eating something from a chicken’s bum and killing hundreds of tiny chicks in the process.
You will need…
- 1/2 small sweet potato
- 1 small potato
- 75g (or more) firm tofu
- 1/4 onion
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- mild chilli flakes
- dash of soy sauce
- sesame oil (or olive)
How to make it:
- Dice potatoes and steam/boil in microwave or on stove
- Crumble tofu into small pieces (resembling scrambled eggs)
- Saute diced onion in frying pan with garlic and sesame oil
- Add tofu, soy sauce and seasonings, and cook for a few minutes
- Pour in now cooked potatoes and cook with additional ingredients (add more soy sauce/seasonings if needed) for a few more minutes
- When it’s to your preferred taste and seems cooked well enough, serve how you wish (e.g. with greens, toast, pepper, grilled tomato, etc.)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I just came back from a nice long walk and really felt like a snack. All we really had in the pantry were chips and I felt like something that would give me more longer lasting energy, considering how tired I was. I realised I felt like banana and peanut butter, but didn’t want another sandwich. Therefore… the NanaNut Sandwich was born! As you can tell, it’s nut butter between two slices of banana and is super duper easy and fun to make. I definitely recommend for everyone (without nut allergies of course)!