Happy Friday, guys! Hope you’ve had a peachy week and are ready to put your feet up? We certainly are! We’ve had a busy week but a good one…Well…Apart from an infuriating visit to an Apple store where we’ve been told that there is nothing wrong with a £400 device dying on us 2.5 years in. Oh well, this was the final purchase from Apple that I will ever make, I tell ya!
On a more positive note, we found a house for our Princess Tina (currently curled up in a pretzel on a chair next to me) and us. Yes, we come second! The house was chosen with Tina in mind. It has a decent size garden backing onto a small wood, where Tina is likely to roam at night and a sunny conservatory where she is likely to sleep during the day and where, I may be able to take some food photos if Her Majesty allows it 😉 .
We need to wait two more weeks before we are able to move in, but it is a huge load off our minds. Other than that we’ve been enjoying Bristol immensely and we haven’t even started exploring in earnest. The weather has been fairly good too with the exception of one or two days so we are not hankering for the Greek weather that much yet.
Duncan has started interviewing for jobs and he is very excited about it (he is one of these rare people who has always loved his original career choice) and I cannot wait to start cooking for the blog again as I have bucket loads of ideas simmering in my head already. Meanwhile, we continue to cook dinners for Duncan’s family who are so kindly putting up with our vegan ways and they are also very willing taste testers. They made our transition so painless we cannot thank them enough!
Today’s recipe is my vegan take on a classic – potato dauphinoise / scalloped potatoes (for those that can’t spell “dolphinoise”). My plant-based version isn’t bound to give you a heart attack 😛 , which is always a bonus, isn’t it? And you know those people who think that being vegan is a bit sad…? Well, there is nothing sad about this dish, let me tell you. It’s pure comfort and indulgence – very appropriate for the cold winter months ahead. If you are frantically preparing for Thanksgiving, this dish would love a spot on your table, otherwise bookmark it for Xmas or any other family celebration where eating oneself into a food coma is the order of the day 😉 .
PS: If you do make these vegan scalloped potatoes, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (#lazycatkitchen). I love seeing your take on my recipes.
You could make this dish with 100% regular or 100% sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes do not need pre-boiling in the cream, they are quite sweet though (doh! 😉 ) so make sure you balance the dish by adding a bit more acidity.
*If you don’t have tapicoa starch, use regular wheat flour or corn starch.
**The dish I used had the following dimensions: 26 cm x 19 cm x 5 cm (10″ x 7.5″ x 2″)