Vegan Mofo: Caturday Round 3 and Macaroni Cheese Stuffed Chick’n

It may be Mofo #20 here today but it’s also Caturday round 3! Today I am presenting you with the cookbook that started this dedicated day of the week; The Cat Lovers Cookbook

This book is just so awesome. It’s hard to find the words to describe how much I love it. I know for sure that this will not be ending up at a charity shop at the end of Mofo 14, it’s gonna stay on my bookshelf for life. This is a collection of what the author describes as good food for people who enjoy the company of cats. Sounds right up my street.

The book includes not only recipes but pictures and stories of cats that have been in the authors life. It’s really sweet. I spend a lot of time with our Aidah and I also spend a lot of time eating and there’s a recipe in this book that blew my cat n food lovin’ mind.

Macaroni Cheese Stuffed Chick’n

  • 1 recipe vegan cheese sauce (I used the New Farm recipe because it’s the best one)
  • 1 cup cooked macaroni
  • 2 packets sosmix (or if you can find it a chick’n roast mix)
  • crumbled up chick’n stock cube (omit if you find the alternative chick’n mix)
  • 1/2 cup grated vegan cheese
  1. Heat the oven to 200C
  2. Mix the cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni, saving some to top the chick’n with.
  3. Make up the sosmix, adding the crumbled chick’n stock. When it’s ready separate the mixture into four equal pieces. Flatten each bit of mixture, pop a tbsp or two of the macaroni in there and then fold over and shape into chick’n breasts.
  4. Place on a baking try and cover with cheese sauce and some grated cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
Serves 4

Easy right? But how did it taste? Bloody lovely of course! It was so incredibly filthy. Proper dirty food. It was great! I was so full after eating it that I could not move from the sofa for a good few hours, a great opportunity for some time with Aidah.
As I was sat with Aidah that evening I thought about how far she has come along since she’s been with us. I started thinking about the first time I took her for a walk. As she can’t go outside alone, I felt bad that she was missing out on spending time outdoors so I got her a harness and lead. I remember getting her used to the it indoors and the first time I took her down the stairs to our front door. She was so scared, I was holding her and she just froze and clung to me. I opened the door and sat with her on the front step and once she was used to her surroundings she let go and sat by me. After a while I started walking around our front garden, she was nervous but she began exploring. She sniffed at the flowers, rubbed her face against the bushes and pawed at the wood chippings. She was in love with the outdoors all over again.
With each walk Aidah gained more confidence and would enjoy her time so much that she’d immediately ask to go back outside after every walk. Aidah is so vocal it’s impossible to say no. As confident as she now is, Aidah doesn’t like to wander off alone. She’s just content to be outside with some company. And she loves the sun, she’s a real sun cat

Do any of you take your cats out for walks? Have a great Caturday everyone!


15 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo: Caturday Round 3 and Macaroni Cheese Stuffed Chick’n

  1. Sounds fab (and I want to get harnesses for my cats too!). But I have to wonder, with a finger on the chin, what kind of recipes would be in a cookbook for cat lovers. Fish? And this can start a trend, like “Cookbooks for Scrabble Lovers”.


  2. I love the idea of a cookbook for with recipes for people who enjoy the company of cats, how on earth did they know what recipes would work for that demographic?! They do seem to have got it spot on though because I, like you, enjoy the company of cats and I know that I'd enjoy this recipe, it sounds delicious!


  3. That's fantastic you've built up her confidence to go outside again. My mum used to have a rescue cat that she used to walk with twice a day. She got her a lead but Beth refused to wear it but would walk beside my mum round the neighbourhood!


  4. I love cats and I would love this recipe!
    The book sounds really sweet.
    I have quite a lot of clients who take their kitties out on harnesses, I think it is a great way for some happy and safe outside time! Though it is not for every cat, my girls would not be amused. They have a cat enclosure, though, so they don't go outside free range any more.


  5. what a great post! A book for people who love cats and love good food is SO CUTE. and how awesome that you actually got a nice veganized dinner idea out of it! I've always liked the idea of a cat who goes for walks on a harness. Our second cat, Footie was a 100% outdoor cat before we even got him, so we have had to accept the risks of having an outdoor cat. He's just too used to it. But, he has also started to enjoy the luxuries of indoor living, so he spends more and more time in the house, which is fun.


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