Sunday, 10 February 2019

Apple Pot Pies | Cassava Flour Pie Crust

More culinary experiments with Olu Olu's cassava flour. If you haven't already, check out the delicious cassava pasta I made a couple of weeks ago.

Apple pot pies are quicker to make than regular apple pies in that you only need a slab of pastry to cover the top. This recipe is therefore the way to a quick snack or dessert in just a few steps. No rolling pin required, no fancy pastry techniques.

The pastry turned out crispy around the edges, and had a bit of a chew to it - I guess that's what you get when you essentially make a fufu crust.

If you're feeling particularly playful, definitely give this recipe a try. I'm loving all the new and different ways I can use traditional West-african ingredients... Refreshing to break the mold once in a while!

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Vegan Nights London - Worth the Hype?

I wandered down to Vegan Nights for the first time last Thursday. It's this huge, incredibly hyper night market (usually on the last Thursday of the month) that celebrates all things vegan. Food stalls as far as the eye can see, music blaring overhead and crowds of eager folk either eating, dancing or capturing their experience digitally.

On a cold January night, you'd think the crowd of revellers would be somewhat modest, but numbers were through the roof, definitely hitting the thousands, and it was a glorious sight to behold.

I'd heard from various people over the course of last year that it was worth the time and effort to visit but something always got in the way of me going. Now that I've seen it for myself, I fully understand the hype around it and it fills me with immense excitement to see how veganism is growing in leaps and bounds!

In this week's video, I've gathered some of the clips captured from the night - I hope it gives you a full sense of what to expect if you're ever tempted to wander down and see for yourself!