Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hail to the queen.. hail to the king, hail to the prince(ss?)

I've topped this blog with a pink crown because my bets are on that Kate and Wills will have a baby GIRL.  We'll see how right I am.   We're in present day London for our next veganization!   And I figure we'll get the best news information sitting at a pub, eating pub grub and watching the tube...  because, isn't that just what we do?  (Probably, as Americans, anyway.)  It's no secret though that Kate is due just any day now, and we want to be in the middle of the action as it unfolds!

So, off we go, in London Town to find a nice lil pub - and veganize some pub grub!

Sitting down at our pub, beautiful view of the tube... "Hey can someone turn on the British version of EXTRA, please??"
Scanning the menu... what's the best thing to veganize here?

Sources say......

Wait a minute.. the sources want me to show you a photo.   A photo of a piggie enjoying tomatoes and potatoes, so here, this is from the sources.

D'awww...  see, piggies like yummy fruits and veggies just like us.  In fact, don't they make a great pair?  Kind of like raspberries and I make a great pair!  :)
Piggies are people too!  Piggies are pink too!  What a great mascot for a blog full of pink!  (You hear that Kate?  You'd better deliver the pink!)

Anyway - my sources are telling me that we need to love pigs and allow them to eat more potatoes.. and let them live their sweet lives out eating potatoes!   Which is why we're veganizing one of the most popular pub grub items in the UK...

The one, the only.. BANGERS AND MASH!

Why do they call it this?
Let's see:
"Bangers and mash, also known as sausages and mash, is a traditional British dish made of mashed potatoes and sausages, the latter of which may consist of a variety of flavoured sausage made of pork or beef or a Cumberland sausage. It is sometimes served with onion gravy, fried onions, baked beans and peas.
This dish may, even when cooked at home, be thought of as an example of pub grub—relatively quick and easy to make in large quantities. More up-market varieties, with exotic sausages and mashes, are sold in gastropubs, as well as less exotic alternatives being available in regular public houses.
In the United States, the ubiquitous Irish-themed 'Pub' will often feature the dish on its menu although there is no evidence that it is any more popular in Ireland than in other parts of the British Isles.  Although it is sometimes stated that the term "bangers" has its origins in World War II, the term was actually in use at least as far back as 1919.[1] The term "bangers" is attributed to the fact that sausages, particularly the kind made during World War II under rationing, were made with water so they were more likely to explode under high heat if not cooked carefully; modern sausages do not have this attribute."

So, that's what we're going to make.. and as per usual - let's do some numbers:

Bangers and Mash                        Middleton Mash
Calories  - 481                                        214
Total Fat  -25.9                                          9
Cholesterol - 899                                       0
Sodium - 1644                                        345
Total Carbs -33.3                                      12
Fiber -3.7                                                  6
Protein - 14.8                                            5
WW Pts - 11                                             4

So, there you have it!   And here we have it.  This is going to be a ridiculous busy week/weekend for me!  (Clearly, as you know I'm sitting out here feverishly trying to get a glimpse of the new baby before I jet off to my next European locale!)

Ok, feverish, yes.. because IRL I'm once again, sick.. but I am also just as excited as you to see the new baby!
So, it's up to you Royals.. we'll be watching.. Maybe you're little bundle will be born the same day as this vegan bangers and mash!
Who knows!?
Keep it tuned, right here.. I'll update you as Kate tells me to. ;)

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Bringing my fever down.

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