First things first – let’s mention the elephant in the room.
I don’t know how to photograph food.
Yes, I may have ‘learnt’ it at college when I was 16 (ten years ago) but since then I am very rarely photographing my food. It’s not a thing I enjoy doing particularly, I prefer just to eat, but I want to document this month and so the show must go on.
So although I am not trying being vegan for the cause – I’m really not helping the cause with how bland my photography is.
Regardless – these fajitas were delicious. So nice that my partners brother, who doesn’t like to try new things, liked it.
All this means that vegan food so far hasn’t been bad at all. It’s actually been good, really good and we are yet to have a bad meal.
So what we did;
We (my partner) started with Tesco vegan mince (£1.75) in a wok with some olive oil.
We (him) added a bit of Tesco’s medium fajita seasoning (60p), and I’m sure a dash of some hot sauce. Cooked it for a few minutes.
Picked up a bag of veggies for 15p, added them in and then the rest of the seasoning. Cooked for only a few more minutes – I like a crunch to my veg.
Dash of water too, so it wasn’t dry.
We (me this time!) microwaved the wraps (this point doesn’t need to be mentioned, but I’m just proving I was there).
We even added Tesco free from grated Mozzarella alternative (£2.50) to the wraps and it wasn’t bad at all! My vegan friend, after our shop at Tesco, warned us that Tesco’s cheeses are awful… but it’s not that bad. It’s not cheese, obviously, but I mean it’s like a separate thing altogether which isn’t a bad thing.
We also microwaved a tin of refried beans (£1.15), added the hot sauce again, and dipped tortilla chips in while cooking – because as you can see, I did sooo much cooking. Added it to the wraps too, just to make it taste extra good and look extra bad.
Seriously, could anything look any worse?! This project is a learning curve for so many reasons.