Vegetarian Hoisin Pancakes – Peking Duck, without the Duck. Quack.

Now one of my favourite recipes is Crispy Peking Duck. Chewy duck, slathered with hoisin sauce; what’s not to like? Well if you’re a vegetarian, basically – the duck. However, as an avid reader of the BBC’s Good Food Magazine, I discovered a vegetarian option.

I mean it’s not crispy, it’s not duck, but its got hoisin sauce in it so it can’t be too far off. What’s the magic ingredient? Mushrooms.


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What Was The Most Read Post of 2012 on Happiness Stan?

I’ve noticed many blogs have posted their ‘stats’ for the previous 12 months this last few days. WordPress does a clever little report which tells you that if your ‘site visits’ were Big Macs you could have fed the entire population of the world five times over (not the veggies of course – they would have to make do with the McVeggieBurger – sorry ‘VerdictfromtheMrs’).

Anyway, I resisted the idea of doing this retrospective until I took a look at my stats. Stats are a wonderful thing. When you’re sitting there thinking ‘what shall I write a post about?’, take a look at your stats. Let them guide you!

I was very surprised what these data showed me. What was the most popular post? A big creamy cake? No. Well a large chocolate-infused creation then. No, again. Well it had to be a big fat steak-based dish, covered in sauce; nowhere near.

It was duck.


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