For a while now, I have been craving a big bowl of ramen noodles with copious amounts of soy sauce and broth for dipping, accompanied with a nice wedge of crusty ‘buttered’ bread – it’s weird because I’ve never actually had ramen before. So, I can only assume that I’ve actually been craving what I grew up on and that’s instant noodles. Continue reading “One-Pot Vegan Ramen.”
Now I’m sure most of us would agree that it’s incredibly important to be healthy right? That’s kind of a no-brainer.
But what happens when we focus so much on eating the “right” foods and doing the “right” workouts, to the point where we are extremely stressed out about what we put in our mouths and how often we workout.
You see there is so much more to health than just food, exercise, and our physical body. Health includes ALL kinds of health – physical health, mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health. However, most people now-a-days only focus purely on the physical side: trying to cut back on their calories, restricting certain macronutrients, while spending hours every single day “killing” it at the gym. Continue reading “Why We Should All Stop Worrying About Food! Guest Post: Tracey McGowan.”
I know I posted a BBQ sauce recipe with my shredded BBQ Slaw sliders, the other day. But, I feel that a separate post dedicated to this delicious condiment was necessary. Plus, it has taken me over a year or longer, to create a BBQ sauce that actually tastes like BBQ sauce and not a spiced version of tomato sauce. So, I will stress that the molasses and all spice are essential in this recipe, and while the liquid smoke is optional, I still highly recommend it.
I’m also not one to toot my own horn when it comes to my own recipes, but this BBQ sauce is bloody good and I’m so pleased with myself for making it – too much horn tooting? Anyway, make it and thank me later. Continue reading “Smokey Bbq Sauce”
I had some salted caramel laying around from when I made it the other week and since I can no longer eat peanut butter or peanut butter cups anymore (due to a bloody peanut intolerance) I thought I’d make salted caramel cups instead. Continue reading “Salted Caramel Cups”
I never realised how useful it would be to have a jar of stock in my fridge, until I made it. I was always an instant gravy kind of gal, but when I ran out of my trusty quick fix a few weeks ago, I had no option but to make it from scratch. Thankfully, it was around the same time I was making a batch of curried butternut and lentil soup too (similar recipe here) so I had a whole bunch of flavours that I could add to the stock. Continue reading “Everyday Vegetable Stock”
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.
I 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.
However, 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.Now 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.
- 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
- 2 Slices of Wholemeal Bread
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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