Today was pal Lize’s birthday party, and whilst I’m not usually one for social gatherings, it turned out to be very chirpy and with no end to choice of teas available. I may have to knock at her door more often it means a splash of different teas to test >:)
Anyhow, one of the guests there was gluten-free, so I volunteered to make some savoury snacks, because after reading up on GF during that horrifying scare, I’ve decided it must be pants altogether. Some old favourites and some new treats to salivate over!
First off was the quiche of dooommm! I made one earlier this year, which is pictured below. We munched that all up all chop chop, so I made another one last night, but with a spin. I’ve been too lazy to take new snaps, but essentially I roasted the four or so baby marrows, one yellow pepper, and then also splonked in some handfuls of spinach, a tuft of basil, and a handful of sundried tomatoes, all chopped up. Mmmm mm mm. I also lashed the lot in rice vingear, lite soy sauce, onion powder and nutritional yeast.
I really have very strong feelings about this quiche. I sliced it into 16 or so slices for today, and even then the little sliver packed a punch in the ol gut. The yellow pepper gave lots of colour and the sundried tomatoes gave such a joyous salty twang to the tongue.
So yes, this was the silky version preceding today’s party quiche, but wowza, so lovely soft and bite-y. Todays’ quiche (darnit, will add early morning photos on ETA) was almost smokier with those strips of sundried tomato. yessir. mm mm mm.
NOM NOM NOM. The deceptively bland taste of the crackers gives off its kick in slow stages, with the earth onions and hints of garlic nestled between the seeds. And then dunked into the hummus dip? Yispls. I’m simply delighted by the shock of the peppadews. Next time I might even through in some mini gherkins for kicks, as well as processed dried apricots. mmmm.
Deeeelicioius! Cauliflower pizza bites by Damy. Dawid pulled faces when he figured out the main ingredient is cauliflower, but it really goes beyond that. The c-flower makes an awesome sub for flour when you dry it, grate it like rice and then carry on as laid out in this informative post. The only additions I made was to throw in 3-5 peppadews for zing and pretty much all spices I could get my hands on, including my favourite: white pepper. This works wonders with our without a dipping sauce. In FACT, in a wholewheat wrap with avo, mushroom gravy and some spinach and a few of those squished in. tra la la!
And to round it all of, a single-serving pumpkin cake as created by Chocolate Covered Katie (it’s a variation, but I munched all the carrots and had a squash of pumpkin left – score!) with cashew cream….nomn
So squishy and dense and moist with that little layer of sweet smoothness. You may have noticed that there were *two* ramekins in the shots above. So This is one layer of CCK’s cake, since Man-thing immediately ate his layered and cashew’d cake immediately before I could say anything!! Still, this alone is the perfect serving size – half the recipe. ❤ Bliss!