Glamorgan Sausages: Selsig Morgannwg

img_9143For those who don’t already know, a Glamorgan sausage or Selsig Morgannwg – for the Welsh speakers among us –  is a Welsh vegetarian sausage which usually consists of cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs, and then fried until crisp and golden.

Traditionally a sharp cheddar cheese is used when making Glamorgan Sausages and it is thought that when they were first created back in the Second World War, Glamorgan cheese was used. However, due to the near-extinction of Glamorgan cattle, Caerphilly cheese is used in modern day recipes – Caerphilly is in the county Glamorgan.  However, any strong, sharp cheddar can be used. Continue reading “Glamorgan Sausages: Selsig Morgannwg”

Basic Vegan Custard

custard.jpgI don’t know if this is only a British thing, but as a Brit I can say that we do love our custard here. It was a main condiment, for me, as a child and I would slather it over all of my Nannas’, homemade pies and tarts.

After I went vegan, I started to crave apple crumble and custard all the time and I quickly started to feel jealously towards my younger-self, who would hungrily pour it over everything. Continue reading “Basic Vegan Custard”

3 Minute Apple Pie Porridge

porridge2I love Autumn. I love the crisp, fresh air, the changing colours and the seasonal ingredients: figs, apples and the obvious pumpkins. For me, Autumn is what Christmas is to a child –  It just excites me.What comes along with Autumn is comfort food and porridge is one of those foods that can comfort you at any time of the day. My usual go-to porridge is chocolate and chia  (you can view a variation of it here), but when I have the time, I like to make something a bit more ‘fancy’. Even so, now that I no longer have to use a saucepan to achieve creamy, delicious oats; I can eat fancier porridge every day if I wanted to and this bowl of Apple pie porridge is a perfect example of that. Continue reading “3 Minute Apple Pie Porridge”

Mexican-Style Nacho Burgers

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Do you often find yourself debating whether or not to pick up those frozen veggie burgers, whenever you come to the frozen aisle in a supermarket? I’m a sucker for it. I love veggie burgers and after 10 years of eating only veggie burgers (no meat), you’d think I’d be sick of them by now, but I’m not. They hold a special place in my ice cold heart and they probably always will.

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‘Cheezy’ Rissoles

DSC_2140.jpgI pretty much grew up eating Franco’s fish ‘n’ chips down on Aberavon seafront and I know anyone who reads this, who has also experienced the creamy, deep fried chip that Franco’s offer will agree they are the best chips ever. I’ve often found myself eating chips in other places, both in the U.K and abroad and comparing them to the humble chip at Franco’s and none of them are as good. Even now while I write this I can taste the distinctive flavour of their fatty product and all I want to do is rush out and get me some.

dsc_2127-2However, this post isn’t about Franco’s chips, this post isn’t even about Aberavon, it is about rissoles and one which was inspired by the cheesy rissole that Franco’s offer.

As the cheesy rissole is the only vegetarian option Franco’s make, I’ve found myself enjoying one many a time with a side of chips; staring aimlessly out over the oil slicked waves to Swansea, savouring every mouthful of that deliciousness.DSC_2135-2.jpgNow that dairy no longer agrees with my me and I’m vegan, I decided to try and make my own vegan Cheezy rissoles in the hope I could recreate that delightful treat I’ve enjoyed many times over the years as a vegetarian.Obviously my vegan rissoles aren’t as good as Franco’s rissoles and rightly so: creamy, cheesy and deep fried, I was never going to achieve that. However, they still didn’t disappoint my hungry tastebuds.

I decided to use butterbeans and pea protein in my rissoles, mainly to add a bit more protein to them. But, you can omit both and use more potato and plain flour if you like or even chickpeas instead.

Ingredients

  • 1000g White Potato
  • 200g White Onion or Leek (finely chopped)
  • 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 125ml  Non- GMO Soy Milk
  • 30g Margarine
  • 100g Vegan Cheese (optional)
  • 1-2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Handuls Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper

Breadcrumbs

  • 2 Slices of Wholemeal Bread

Directions

Pre heat an oven to 175c (fan assisted)

Peel and chop the potatoes and place them in a saucepan to boil. Remove when they are soft enough to mash.

Heat a frying pan with the vegan butter and when hot enough,  sautée the finely sliced leek or onion until it starts to soften.

Mash the potatoes and stir in the ingredients, including the leek.

Now leave the rissole mixture to cool, before forming it into large balls and coating it in the breadcrumbs. When the rissole mixture cools, it will be easier to form into balls.

Place the rissoles on a lined baking tray – I also sprayed them with low fat spray – before popping them into the oven for 15 minutes or until they are golden all over.

NB: You can also deep fry these babies for a truly authentic british rissole.

Now serve with some chips and peas, sit back and imagine you’re at the beach.

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Rich Chocolate Mug Cake

 My family have been eating cake around me all week and I have passed it up everytime. I’ve learned from experience that while it may sound and look incredible, I don’t always enjoy it. I don’t know why, I think it’s because I’m used to eating ‘healthier’ alternatives now, that sometimes normal cake just doesn’t do it for me. Even so, I’ve been craving cake this week; something rich, decadent and chocolatey, which is when I decided to go through my Pinterest for ideas.

I came across this recipe by ‘The Pancake Princess’ – Ooey gooey, chocolate oat cake. I track macros, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly and it was quite the success. I did however, forget to add the milk so the texture was a little ‘claggy'(stuck to the roof of my mouth) but I still enjoyed it with some light squirty cream and blueberries.

The one thing which was different with this mug cake, was that it was steamed, instead of microwaved. I’ve never actually steamed anything before, let alone a cake, but it was delicious and a lot less dry than if you’d used a microwave. To steam this mug cake I used my bamboo steamer, which I received for Christmas last year, so a great excuse to dust it off and try it out, but any steamer will do!

Also, after seeing the pancake princess’ beautiful photography last night, I did some reading on ‘Dark-light photography’ and decided to try my hand at it today. It’s quite tricky, but a style of photography which I enjoy far more than the standard, more common photography.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Before starting you will need to switch on your steamer or if you are using a bamboo steamer, boil a saucepan of water with the steamer on top.
  • Place the oats in a food processor first and blitz them into a flour, before proceeding to add the other ingredients and blending throughly.
  • Grease a mug with some low-fat spray or coconut oil and pour your cake mixture into the mug. Now add it to your steamer for 15minutes or  10 if you would like it a little more gooey. You could also add a dollop of peanut butter in the middle or chocolate chips.

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Almond Butter Chik’n with Sticky Rice

imageHave you ever had one of those meals where you’re eating it and you don’t want it to end and  in amongst the mouthfuls and silent moaning, you’re mentally patting yourself on the back for creating such a tasty meal? Because that’s exactly what I was doing today while I was eating this delicious Almond Butter Chicken with Sticky Rice – modest I know – but simple meals are always the best.

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