Excuse the interruption in my whirlwind trip around the world. When I planned my theme I decided to select 20 countries and write about them Monday to Friday so I can go off theme on the weekends if I have enough energy to do so. I'm planning to post a summary of links that have caught my eye throughout the week on Sundays and if I have enough time I'll write about something else on Saturdays.
Last weekend the AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Final was held in Melbourne which could be compared with the American Super Bowl in terms of it being our biggest football event for the year. We didn't have any plans for the day and I knew my guys would be watching the game so I spent some time in the kitchen making football styled food to feed our faces with.
It had been ages since I last made a batch of these popular vegan sausage rolls from where's the beef. I couldn't stop thinking about these delicious morsels since being reacquainted with them at the recent Planet VeGMeL 3rd Anniversary potluck (check out the online zine here that was made for the occasion). The mixture of pecans, breadcrumbs, oats, silken tofu and seasonings is extremely tasty and quite easy to put together if you can get your hands on some vegan puff pastry sheets. I highly recommended these sausage rolls, they're pretty legendary around the Melbourne veg*n blogosphere.
We also enjoyed a Mexican styled pizza and I used my standard pizza base recipe topped with tomato paste mixed with Tapatio hot sauce, onions, garlic, mushrooms, Redwood cheatin' pepperoni, olives and mozzarella style Cheezly.
The man asked me to make mini dogs as well as many other things that didn't end up making the cut. We had them in mini rolls with Cheezly, caramelised onions, ketchup and American mustard. I never manage to take a decent shot of our hot dog meals, this is no exception but I thought I would include it anyway.