We had a superb meal at the restaurant in Dunblane last night. We ate at The Kailyard and their vegetarian menu is one of the best I’ve seen and tasted.
I had the mushroom and cashew wellington which was delicious.
For dessert, I had the chocolate and orange tart which was also superb.
We went for one last walk through Dunblane this morning before heading back to Aberdeen.
Victoria seems to understand how it works and when she sees us getting ready to go she leaps into the backpack. There was some meowing in the car on the way back though.
Tonight I’m making spaghetti bolognese which is a good vegan recipe for kids as you can make it the same way you would make a meat bolognese with all the same herbs and spices but replace the mince with red lentils.
I make mine with red peppers, carrots, celery and for the sauce, I use tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, rosemary, bay leaves, pepper, red wine, soy sauce, and veggie stock. It’s a very cheap meal too as lentils are highly nutritious and you can buy 1kg for £1.80. This will last for several meals for a family of four. Research out of the University of Oxford this week found that vegan diets can reduce food costs by up to one third.
The sulphites in red wine give me headaches but I’ve discovered some sulphite-free wines. You can buy a case from Viva as they’re also vegan. This is the one I’ve put in our dinner tonight and which we’ll also drink – it’s not all going in cooking.