The reason I decided to do this is because about 5 months ago Nick decided to go vegan & ever since I've done pretty much all of the cooking. I love to cook so that's fine but the main reason I've been doing it is because Nick doesn't really know how to cook anything vegan, he discovered this recently when I went to Vienna for a whole week leaving him to fend for himself. He said he felt a little ridiculous being a grown man who didn't know how to cook anything so I promised to teach him how!
His first choice was fondue, he's always been a big fan of nooch based mac n cheese's & this seemed like a fun new way to pack in the nooch. We'd planned to use the Swiss Fondue recipe from The Uncheese Cookbook but sadly it was a bit of a disaster. I don't know if we did something wrong but it wouldn't thicken up & it tasted way too onioney so we quickly turned to my favourite recipe for anything cheesy, the Cheezy Sauce from Veganomicon & as always it saved the day.
We're the lucky owner's of an electric fondue thing, it was a wedding gift! You can do oil, cheese or chocolate fondue in it & I think it's one of the funnest kitchen gadget's I own.
I did a bit of internet research to work out what you should dip into cheese fondue & decided to go with roast potatoes, french bread, seitan, Medium Cheddar Sheese & apple. It was all SO delicious...
Yup, that's me narrowly missing getting melty cheese all over a clean t-shirt & here's Nick trying to eat the largest chunk of cheese covered bread I've ever seen!
We both liked the roast potatoes the most, I think it's mainly because I bought really nice organic red skinned potatoes & they roasted beautifully, if you live in Brighton go to Infinity Foods & get some asap. Sheese dipped in cheese sauce was brilliant & the french bread worked really well. I loved the apple too but Nick refused to even consider dipping fruit in cheese - crazy!
We're having friends over for dinner tomorrow & I think the plan is to cook up a Viva Vegan based feast & hopefully I'll manage to get my blog post up in time!