Thursday, 19 March 2020

Midweek munchies

These are all things from a while ago, but are all potential things that could be bought and stored in case of needing to self quarantine. So I'll consider this post doing my public duty. ;)

I love Hawiian Pizza and was excited to find this frozen pizza in a shop... very expensive but at least I got it on a 20% off day? I had high hopes, as it seemed to be made out of the same address as an excellen vegan pizza shop in Melbourne. But... it was meh, sad to say. The crust was underwhelming, and the topping was just fine. Save your $$$, there are better frozen pizzas around.

New Wave Pizza Hawaiian Frozen Pizza

New Wave Pizza Hawaiian Frozen Pizza

Want chips in a hurry but don't want to turn on the oven? Why not a box of these microwave chips! They taste kind of like what you would expect microwave chips to taste like, and they were not exactly crunchy. But I guess in desperate times, you might take potato in any form you can.

McCain Quick Chips

Here is a microwave roasted sweet potato, stuffed with curry scrambled tofu and finished off with some BBQ sauce. I love shelf stable blocks of silken tofu, they can be used at a moment's notice!

Scrambled CFS tofu with sweet potato, avocado, BBQ sauce

I found this chickpea fettuccine lurking in the fresh pasta section, helpfully labeled vegan. I had it with a creamy sauce (see here), and it was pretty nice. Heavier than regular flour fettuccine, as you'd expect, but very satisfying.

Vegan Chickpea Fettuccine

I was curious to try these Vegie Delight's Meatless Meatballs You bake them in the oven before serving, I served mine of some spaghetti and tomato sauce. They are tasty, but not really meatballs. They have a more falafel kind of texture to them.

Vegie Delights Meat Balls

Vegie Delights Meat Balls

Some Daiya Cheddar Mac and Cheese. Sadly my stash of Daiya mac and cheese is all gone, so I won't be eating that if I need to stay in. But on the other hand, it is very expensive and I don't love it that much. I mixed through some baby spinach and peas here, and topped it with some sauteed Field Roast breakfast links.

Daiya Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Field Roast Maple Breakfast Links

And finally, some ice blocks. I was excited about strawberry ice blocks, but turns out these are not worth getting excited about. The flavour is not very strong, and the paper wrapping often stuck to the ice block so much that I would have to rince the ice block under warm water to scrape it off! But don't worry, I'll have some good strawberry ice block news in an upcoming post!

Bulla Nourish Strawberry Ice Blocks

Stay safe my bubs! Here is a nice photo from the end of last year of our Christmas Bush in bloom.

Pretty tree

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Dim Sim

Sitting on my pillow of a morning, getting herself ready for the day. She had just emerged from under the covers.


  1. The sweet potato/scrambled tofu/BBQ sauce sounds like a fun combination, and your Christmas bush is so pretty!
    Dim Sim looks so regal, surveying her domain!

  2. I know what you mean about the Daiya mac & cheese. I feel like I SHOULD like it better because of how pricey it is. But the sauce packets can be nice for making casseroles and such, nonetheless.

  3. I hadn't really thought of the shelf stable silken tofu! You are providing a public service!!
    The daiya mac and cheese is such a letdown!
    Hi gorgeous Dim Sim, you make my day!

  4. We've been using the silken tofu a lot. We've been having scramble and also a sunflower seed pate from the Candle Cafe book.