Warming cassoulet for Autumn

Cassoulet in the pot

Meat Free Week starts tomorrow. I know some people who are going to try it out – some trying meat-free and some vegetarians trying animal-product-free and I’m cheering them all on!

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Chocolate for dinner?

Mole in a saucepanHave you ever tried mole—the Mexican sauce made up of a whole lot of different savoury spices—that often includes chocolate? I hadn’t until today!

It’s not something we generally see in Australia—I’ve never even seen it in a Mexican restaurant—but it’s fascinated me ever since I saw the Hairy Bikers make it a few years ago.  How could chocolate work in a SAVOURY dish? I couldn’t even imagine it.

As a bit of a chocolate addict, I was willing to give it a try, so I was pretty excited when I noticed a recipe for Mole Skillet Pie with Greens in my new copy of Veganomicon. I can’t add the recipe here, because that would breach copyright, sorry, but it’s an easy book to get hold of.

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