I present The Sandwich Press of Glory.
All other kitchen appliances cry at their inadequacy when up against this CULINARY LEGEND.
First layer: sliced vegetables. Second layer: whole bok choy leaves. Third layer: wrap with seaweed sheet. Triple decker it up!!!
Then compile, top with two poached eggs, give it a quick overall heat then dig into that crispy-as breakfast burrito. You’ve earned it.
M is for Monday… and MEXICAN!
Sweet potato + black bean enchiladas. No cheese so thunderbirds are go for the dairy-free among us. Go wild with the guacamole - we ain’t charging a dollar extra. ;)
Harry Potter Revival #8: Sorting cupcakes. A bit of a trial. Somehow we ended up with 5 people claiming to be in Gryffindor despite me having only made three red cupcakes… suspicious! You can either use coloured cake batter or fruit. I used blueberries for Ravenclaw but food colouring for Slytherin, Hufflepuff + Gryffindor. If you want to use cake batter, half a mix then colour + cook one half spread out on a baking tray. Then spoon 2 TBs of the other half of the batter into each space on a muffin tray, place a piece of coloured muffin on top + then cover with the rest of the batter. Bake as normal and suspend in a doorway or from the ceiling.
Harry Potter Revival #7: Legless spider skohnz. Stir black food colouring (or squid ink) into your favourite cheese scone mix and skewer with stuffed olive halves. Make sure to soak the skewers in water first to decrease risk of splinters.
Harry Potter Revival #6: Butterbeer. Beer-free and butter-free. Overnight oats topped with pineapple + banana soft-serve, never too early to have this for breakfast.
Of course a Harry Potter party would be incomplete without potions!!! Harry Potter Revival #5: Polyjuice Potion + Doxy Infusions. Ramp up the spinach content of your green monster for a thick shot of polyjuice sure to give you an English accent. Then blitz coconut cream, milk of some description + vanilla with blueberries/raspberries for the doxy infusions.
Harry Potter Revival #4: Veges from The Burrow + Forbidden Forest. Roast mixed veges with cumin, chilli, sprigs of rosemary + a glug of oil at 180 degrees Celsius until soft. Serve with a cauldron full of purple + green kale chips.
Harry Potter Revival #3: Celestial chips with troll bogie dip. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter and some food scissors on tortilla wraps. Spread on a baking tray and chuck in the oven at 180 Celsius fan bake until crisp. Serve with lime-spiked guacamole.
Harry Potter Revival #2: Mandrakes.
Hollow out chocolate cupcakes then re-pot a doll, I mean, a mandrake, down the centre. Fill the gaps with melting chocolate and top with blitzed oreos. Leave to set then, if you like, pot into actual mini pots.
I used this cupcake recipe: http://www.peta.org/living/food/easiest-vegan-cupcake-recipe/ with a whole lot of cocoa powder. Use coconut sugar for a great texture.
July 31st is Harry Potter’s birthday. Therefore, July should really become a month-long public holiday devoted to celebrating The Boy Who Lived. While this is all being sorted out, here is Harry Potter Revival #1. Pumpkin Pie. Raw pumpkin-maple pie with baked oat crust to be exact! Recipe as appears in Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows cookbook.