Author Archives: Sally

On Pine Nuttiness…

Got to love pine nuts. Their slight crunch, the creaminess, the, well, nuttiness. Such versatile little chaps: they mingle with salads, play nicely with in sweets, flirt with the bread department and excel in sandwiches. And they are such a … Continue reading

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A Peck of Pretty Peppers…

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pretty Peppers. Actually, no, I did on this occasion. Snapped this on a cheap package beano to Icmeler in Southern-ish Turkey a year or so ago. Peppers are sooo good for you. All peppers: … Continue reading

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Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #16: Afghanistan

Like any other nation, Afghanistan is about a whole lot more than you read in the papers. Traditional music features a fast and frenetic beat and is infectiously cheerful. But we couldn’t resist bringing you this little rap number. Boy-oh-boy … Continue reading

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Hariss-law: Coleslaw with Knobs On

Apologies for the slight hiatus in posting. But it was all in a good cause…of which more soon. In the meantime, here’s a lovely little Winter slaw recipe to perk up your January lunchboxes/dire supermarket pizzas/buffet spreads. It is a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Vending Veggiestan

The patience of the vegetable vendor. As a shopkeeper, I empathise. This iconic shot was taken in Cairo Bazaar by Ed Yourdon. Do send us any Veggiestan related shots that you’d like to share, whether it’s travel or food related….

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Khoresht-e-Beh: Quince and Split Pea Stew

So the quince season is here once again. Huzzah! is all we can say. There is nothing quite like it for fragrance, natural pinkness and beguiling flavour. Although they are ugly brutes. They are not very good raw, but poached … Continue reading

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Welcome to Vegg-E-stan!

Yup – you can now download Veggiestan on to your Kindle, iPad or other new-fangled thingummybob. Being an old fashioned (quorn) sausage, I am yet to be persuaded of the virtues of digital cooking, but I can see that it … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Veggiestan, Pickled

‘Tis the time of year to be pickling and preserving stuff. So I bring you this array of posh and piquant Persian pickled veg by way of inspiration. Found this cracking shot in Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive’s … Continue reading

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Veggiestani Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms aren’t indigenous to Veggiestan, but as relative newcomers to the culinary scene they have made themselves really rather popular. This dish comprises plenty of ‘authentic’ ingredients but is, however, entirely our own creation. They were a hit at one … Continue reading

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Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #15: Egypt

And so to Egypt on our musical tour of Veggiestan. Which can only mean one thing: a bit of belly dancing 🙂 Don’t know much about this crew except that the beat and the slapstick video are all infectiously charming. … Continue reading

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