Friday, 18 September 2009

Raw vegan experiment - Day 4

'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' - The Smiths

Cold cucumber soup

If you try and pretend that you are indeed eating soup, and not just a big bowl of tzatziki, then this is really rather delicious. Perfect for a starter in the summer. Next summer.

Serves 1

A quarter of a cucumber
4 tablespoons soya yoghurt
1 small clove garlic, peeled and crushed
A handful of mint, coriander and chives, chopped
A good squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Grate the 'cumber into a bowl. Stir in the yogurt, garlic, herbs and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and chill for an hour or so. Remove from fridge, check for seasoning and adjust with salt or some fresh tears, and eat.


  1. Man that's bleak. Appropriate though, with Morrissey being a vegetarian an' all. In fact, a few blasts of the Smiths song 'Meat is Murder', courtesy of Spotify, might well help strengthen your will to persist with this diet, you know — all that desperate mooing in the background. Fats Waller's 'All That Meat and No Potatoes' on the other hand is one to avoid, as it could send you over the edge. Concernedly yours, Nougs.

  2. Lol, "I'm turning into Morrisey... but everything's going great." :) I didn't think being Morrisey, (one of the most meloncholy people on the planet,) was a good thing?

    I love raw food, I'm going to try the corgette meal you made in one of your other blog posts.