Baked tofu in a pistachio breading, creamy avocado and coconut sauce and a sprinkle of pomegranate. Slice your tofu to your liking and set up your breading section. As a liquid egg replacer there are a number of options here. … Continue reading
Category Archives: Christmas dishes
Sunday dinner seitan roll up
Not sure what you’d call this concoction. Dinner rolled up maybe ha ha? Whatever it is anyway it’s yummy and makes for a great sharing dish. Defrost a roll of jus’rol pastry. A lifesaver for those “I don’t fancy cooking … Continue reading
Seitan stew and colcannon
I may have had seitan stew and colcannon for breakfast. Who makes the food rules anyway. It always tastes better the following day and the flavours go next level. The colcannon I made here was a case of using up … Continue reading
The most decadent vegan mash and gravy in town
Now I love my mash. Love, love, love my mash. I would pick it over dessert any day. It’s true A few weeks ago I read an article discussing how to make the perfect mash and my oh my were they spot on. So here it is veganized (not a real word) Please note that this is indulgent as hell, laden with calories and isn’t your budget potato dish however life is short so eat the pricey mash I say.
For the mash:
Peel and cube potatoes. The smaller the better. I used three large potatoes for
Into a pot and cover with tinned
coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk. Yes you read right 😂. You can use all coconut milk here too if you want to go all out.
Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and leave to cook through.
Once cooked through get mashing.
No draining required just use the existing liquid.
Season with salt/pep, herbs of choice (I used rosemary and thyme here and I grated optional shavings galore of violife vegan parmesan.)
The best you’ll ever make! For an extra bit of boldness add a pour of melted
vegan spread. Eek!
For the mushrooms:
Marinade your portobello mushrooms in a mix of soy sauce, garlic, thyme, sweet chilli sauce, garlic and lemon juice.
Remove from the marinade and into the oven at 200c for approx 30 min. Every 10 min or so add a little more of the leftover marinade to the mushroom and flip at intervals.
Remove and slice or leave whole.
I added a little boiling water to the remains of the sticky marinade in the oven dish to make a gravy but this is optional. I poured this into a pan and heated through adding a little cornflour to thicken. A spoonful of mustard for a nice complimentary kick and a shake of ballyhoura mushrooms porcini dust to bring out the mushroom vibes. It makes for a fab gravy.
Serve up whatever way suits you best.
I made smaller portions for this dish as it’s just the two of us so the quantities above would make enough for a generous dish for two with some leftover gravy.
Experimenting evening for a little side project. The nicest dish I’ve eaten in a long time if I do say so myself but aesthetically please ignore the ugly arty carrot puree swish that I attempted for the first time. Practice … Continue reading
Apricot and fig mince pies with vegan coconut “Baileys”
It doesn’t get much more festive than mince pies and “Baileys”! Vegan style… For the faux baileys! I’ve read lots of varying recipes for this but here is my go to (so quick you’ll cry with happiness) recipe. In … Continue reading
Festive sides: Aubergine, tomato and vegan mozzarella ring
Another super quick festive veggie side to add to your list Day 5: Baked aubergine, tomato and vegan mozzarella ring. Slice 4 tomatoes and one aubergine and layer into a circular oven proof dish. Add slices of vegan mozzarella … Continue reading
Festive sides: Balsamic, rice syrup carrots and borettane onions
I couldn’t decide what way I wanted to serve up the dish hence the two different plating options. Oh indecision you cripple me at times… Day 5: Balsamic carrots with rice syrup and borettane onions Slice … Continue reading
Festive sides: Asparagus spears with vegan parm, mint pesto, crushed almonds and dried cranberries
Next up on my week of festive sides are my beloved asparagus spears. Day 4: Asparagus spears topped with Art of zen foods violife parmesan, mint pesto, crushed almonds and dried cranberries and cherries. Oh the simplicity and oh oh … Continue reading
Festive sides: Horseradish, mint, seitan mash and my mums creamy thyme stuffing
I feel like I’m just teasing you all this week with small simple dishes but don’t underestimate the sides! They are the vegan glue that wholes the meal together ha ha. Day 3: My mums creamy thyme stuffing and a wow … Continue reading
Festive sides: Boozy breaded brussel sprouts
Following on from Day 1: cheesy creamy gratin we have the droolworthy breaded sprouts. Enjoy! Day 2: Boozy breaded Brussels sprouts. So b sprouts are always a contentious one! A serious split camp with these little fellas but I flippin … Continue reading
Festive sides: Creamy cheesy kale gratin
Super excited to start conjuring up delicious festive dishes over the coming month. Ho ho ho…. One simple dish a day to get you prepared for your merry vegan Christmas. So here we go. Day 1: Creamy cheesy kale gratin. … Continue reading