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Really tasty vegan/vegetarian Chilli Con Carne with chocolate and Jalapeno Relish!

This yummy meal is tried out and tested by me and a big succes with many guests (also the non-vegan and vegetarian ones)

With thanks to chef and partner Martine Jackson who really gets all the credit for this! Made and eaten within an hour! Enjoy (-:

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Ingredients:

2 shallots chopped

1 medium onion chopped

1 red pepper – chopped

2 tins tomatoes

2 tins of black beans or kidney beans

½ tube of tomato puree

Pint of veggie stock

2 cloves of garlic – crushed

1/2tsp cumin

1/2tsp chilli powder

1/2tsp smoke paprika

1tsp all spice

1 star anise

2 bay leaves

1 chipotle chilli (deseeded, toasted and then soaked for 15 mins)

¼tsp cayenne pepper

Minced Quorn

2 pieces of 70% dark cholocate

Salt and pepper to season

To garnish

1 medium onion chopped

(Sour cream) non-vegan option

(Grated cheddar cheese) non-vegan option

Jalapeno chutney (2:1 ratio of pickled jalapeno chillies(2 cup)/Pickled gerkins(1 cup),1/4 raw onion,

splash of vermouth, 1 clove of garlic chopped, black pepper, dash of tabasco and blend with a hand

blender)

Method

Add some oil to a large heavy bottom frying pan. Once hot add the onions, shallots and peppers and

fry for 5 mins add the chopped garlic and all the dry spices and the chipotle chilli and fry for a further

few minutes. Add the quorn and stir for 2 minutes. Add the stock, tomatoes, tomato puree and the beans and get

to a simmer. Add the star anise, chocolate, salt & pepper and the bay leaves and continue to simmer

for 45 mins stirring occasionally. Once cooked allow to cool for 15 minutes for the flavours to mature

before serving.

Serve with Boiled rice or crackers, with a spoon full of raw chopped onions, a spoon full of jalapeno

relish, (some cheddar cheese and a spoon of sour cream if non-vegan). Enjoy!!!!

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CALL OFF THE SEARCH IS RELEASED (-:

Call Off The Search

My new long awaited epic fantasy novel ‘Call Off The Search’ is published and ready to download for you all! (-:
My apologies for the promo not working! Amazon won’t let me sell my book for just $0.99 )-:

It’s either a free promo or after 30 days a special reduction for a couple of days! We’ve worked really hard for this book! But £2.51 is still cheap as chips and downloads would really help me get up the charts! If you’re bored today and in need of a warm winter read:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HIRTFZE

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New novel release date

New novel release date

I’m thrilled to announce the release date of my long awaited Epic Fantasy novel ‘Call Off The Search’
It will be available on amazon on the 26th of December! It will have a 99 p promo of 3 days to celebrate this! Get yours downloaded for your Kindle or Kindle app to get through those long winter days!
Set against the backdrop of Bhan, a barbaric uncivilised world, this is the story of
the comyentis; an ancient humanoid species of Mindmergers. They are beautiful, sentient and empathetic beings.
Using animal abilities in order to survive, they try to stay away from humans- their number one enemy- because since the beginning, being different, they have been hunted and are now nearly extinct.

During the search for more like her, freedom loving strong-willed Sula, part comyenti and part human, meets an attractive human farmer, Felix Rosinhill, and faces the first of many heart wrenching decisions she must make.
Will Sula be able to keep her promise to her mother or her lover, or forsake her own heart? Or will she forsake the very part of her that makes her so unique?

It gets even trickier when she meets the only other comyenti survivor; kind but bigoted Shazar. Will he be prepared to give up on her and his vision for the new comyenti future?

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December 14, 2013 · 4:09 pm

Coming Soon— New Epic Fantasy Novel—

Coming Soon--- New Epic Fantasy Novel---

Call Off The Search- book I in the Comyenti Series

Blurb:
Set against the backdrop of Bhan, a barbaric uncivilised world, this is the story of
the comyentis; an ancient humanoid species of Mindmergers. They are beautiful, sentient and empathetic beings.
Using animal abilities in order to survive, they try to stay away from humans- their number one enemy- because since the beginning, being different, they have been hunted and are now nearly extinct.

During the search for more like her, freedom loving strong-willed Sula, part comyenti and part human, meets an attractive human farmer, Felix Rosinhill, and faces the first of many heart wrenching decisions she must make.
Will Sula be able to keep her promise to her mother or her lover or forsake her own heart? Or will she forsake the very part of her that makes her so unique?

It gets even trickier when she meets the only other comyenti survivor; kind but bigoted Shazar. Will he be prepared to give up on her or his vision for the new comyenti future?

Watch this space for the release date ..November/December 2013

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November 12, 2013 · 8:12 pm