Shark Week Food: Blue Soup with Toast Shark Fins and Surfers

Happy Shark Week! Let's mark it with some Shark Week Food: blue soup with toast shark fins and cheesy toast surfers!

Happy Shark Week! Blue Soup with Toast Shark Fins and Surfers

Happy Shark Week! Blue Soup with Toast Shark Fins and Surfers

It gives a whole new (and better!) meaning to 'shark fin soup'. We're going to need a bigger bowl...

Blue Soup with Toast Sharks and Surfers

Blue Soup with Toast Sharks, Surfers and one Loch Ness Monster


A Blue String Pudding Recipe for my Clangers Diet

Blue String Pudding (Cordon Bleu, anyone? 🙂 ) is the Clangers' favourite food, along with soup from the Soup Dragon, so of course I'd have to make some for my Clangers Diet this week!

It's a fun recipe to make with kids, if you're ok with the food colouring (see the links section below for some natural blue food colouring options).

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I'll be having my Blue String Pudding for lunches, to continue with the 'Fight Fat After 40' theme of eating carbohydrates earlier in the day, and the blueness is important as I'm counting on our natural human aversion to blue foods to trick myself into eating less of it. Yes that's right: once again I'm deliberately making a lunch I hope I won't want to eat!

So, where to start? I cooked some spaghetti with peas, and added a few drops of blue food colouring:

Cooking Blue String Pudding

Cooking Blue String Pudding like The Clangers: Step 1...? (Tweet this! )



My Vegan Food Diary

English: Tofu scramble (vegan)

English: Tofu scramble (vegan) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is the vegan food diary I kept during 'Skinny Bitch' diet week, in case it helps anyone who is interested in trying vegan food but has no idea where to start.

I think vegan is one of the diets that improves as the size of your family grows and you can have small amounts of a bigger variety of foods in each meal.

This is more of an expensive week than usual: we don't normally eat so many vegan pretend meat products, but wanted to try them out for this vegan diet week.

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils

This is the recipe I used to make Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils during Captain Janeway week.

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils


1 onion

Small amount of vegetable oil

1 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp ground coriander seed

1 lb carrots

1 cup red lentils

3 pints vegetable stock

1 tsp yeast extract

salt and pepper to taste


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