Officially it's National Nut Day but since each lucky nut gets its own individual holiday, I'm dubbing it National Nut Roast Day...which gives me the pleasure of featuring Green Gourmet Giraffe!
I'm a relative newcomer to Johanna's blog so I'm still exploring her treasure trove of yumful recipes but one love I discovered we share is nut roasts! Not only has she developed dozens of delicious nut roasts, but she also features "A Neb at Nut Roast"* posts where you can learn of, share and discuss the wonders of this marvelous meal...what binders to use, which veggies pair well, how to sauce and sandwich up the leftovers if you have any! Give me a chunk of nut roast layered between two thick slabs of bread, bedded with veggies and dripping with sauce and I'm bouncing in roasty rapture...yumza! :)
Beyond the roasts there's so much more...Johanna shows you notes on cooking in her original home in Melbourne and in her new home in London, plus glimpses of her kitchen and garden and global gallivanting. She also provides plenty of advice and insights into ingredients, techniques and tools, as well as wit and wisdom on the joys and jangles of life. Johanna's recipes are easygoing, enticing and inspiring, and so is her writing...like wandering over to your favorite neighbor's house and joining in a casual chat on the porch on a lazy afternoon. Friendly peeps, lots of laughs and a side of music too...before you know it, many hours have pleasantly passed and it's almost past sundown! Time to hop up, run home and try one of Johanna's many irresistible dishes! :)
GGG's Rockin' Vegan Roast Posts...
A Neb at Nut Roast (March 2008)
A Neb at Nut Roast – Round Up (April 2008)
A Neb at Nut Roast II (March 2011)
A Neb at Nut Roast II – Round Up (May 2011)
Many of the vegetarian roasts can be easily veganized!
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*According to Johanna, "Neb is Scottish slang for having a peek, taking a look, a sticky beak. It literally means ‘nose’."
Happy Wombat Day too!
Do you eat vegan meatloaf sandwiches? What's your fave vegan meatloaf/nut roast? :)
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