vegetarian pot

2D’s the type of guy who’d order something like loaded fries forgetting that they have bacon bits on them, then look down at them and sigh as he starts picking out every individual piece of bacon. He’s still picking pieces out by the time everyone finishes eating and Noodle gets frustrated like, “The pig is already dead! Either eat your chips or give them to me!” and he’s trying to choke back tears as his bacon-removing speed increases rapidly.

Today I made nabe!!! Not any particular style, just what appealed to me in a vegetarian way! And now that I think about it it was actually vegan! As you can see we put shirataki, tofu, leek, aburaage, carrots and konnyaku! We made the broth with water, Kombu, dried shiitake, vegan broth, sake and sugar but I think with soy sauce it would have been even better!

5 minute couscous

Just made this in 5-10 minutes and all you need to give you two portions (one to eat now, one to shove in the fridge for tomorrow or the next day):

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 160g of couscous 
  • 1 can mixed beans/bean of your choice for protein
  • optional - a few handfuls of raisins or other dried fruit
  • optional - some grated cheese/seasoning/cream cheese or sour cream depending on your preferences


  • empty can of tomatoes into saucepan with a little over half of the empty can filled of water added as well
  • add couscous and bring to gentle boil with bubbles 
  • add beans (and optional seasoning at this point)
  • cook for about 5-6 minutes on a medium heat making sure it does not boil too vigorously 
  • then you are done and you can add and stir in optional dairy product for extra flavour as mentioned above :)