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Today’s #mbfeb prompt is banana, so I’m sharing my favourite way to eat banana: mashed into baked oatmeal! If you’d like to try the same, my recipe derives from BudgetBytes' Banana Bread Oatmeal, but I add ~25g chia seeds and a squirt of stevia instead of the sugar πŸ˜›

a bowl with a quarter-circle slice of brown baked oatmeal

Why does food look more appealing when it’s colourful? Is it some kind of evolutionary adaption because in nature, colours = fruits and vegetables? πŸ€” Regardless, I enjoyed the bowl of fried rice with prawns I made last night. #mbfeb

a white bowl containing fried rice with carrot, egg and prawns garnished with spring onion

Tonight I decided to make gnocchi with chicken sausages in a butternut squash sauce πŸ˜‹ If you’re interested in trying it yourself, I follow this Skinny Taste recipe! #mbfeb

a cast iron skillet filled with gnocchi, chicken sausage pieces and spinach in an orange-coloured sauce

As I’ve mentioned before I no longer eat mammal meat, which is mostly easy peasy but just occasionally I get the craving for some ham or bacon. Now there are vegan (wheat protein-derived) imitations in the supermarket, I can once again treat myself πŸ˜‡ (Day 7 #mbfeb prompt.)

a plate with a fried egg on avocado toast and a slice of imitation bacon on it

Just sharing a photo of the chicken tacos I made the other night, cos they came out very photogenic πŸ˜… (and delicious! πŸ˜‹) The supermarket did try to thwart me by not having any fresh coriander in stock. I used the semi-dried stuff instead, which wasn’t ideal, but didn’t ruin it.

a plate of chicken tacos, lying open

Tonight I cooked Colombian chicken and rice, using this recipe from Skinnytaste. It says you can use turmeric instead of annatto seeds, but (not to sound snobby…) I wouldn’t recommend it. Order annatto online if you have to, cos it makes the whole dish πŸ‘πŸ»

a close-up of a dish with chicken, rice, beans, capsicum, spring onion all mixed together, tinted orange by spices, in a white-coloured bowl

Ever read Harry Potter and found yourself longing for the delicious-sounding beverage Butterbeer? Well have I got good news for you: this YouTube video walks you through making it, from an old Elizabethan recipe. Nothing like that creamy soda crap at Universal Studios, either.

Cast-iron pans: my thoughts, five weeks on

I grew up in a household that used cheap, non-stick pans and replaced them when they stopped being non-stick enough to be useful. When I moved out into my own place, I bought my own cheap, non-stick pans and started doing the same thing. However, there was always something unsatisfying about it. It seemed so wasteful to throw whole pans away (which is probably why my “no longer fit for …

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Five years ago I decided to stop eating mammal meat, and while this has mostly been no hardship, one thing I have missed is ham and cheese croissants. The other day I saw these vegan ham slices on the supermarket shelf, and today I finally gave them a try. They’re perfect 😍

a small plate with a ham and cheese croissant, and a package of Tofurky smoked ham slices
photo of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.