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Vegan Chilli Veg One Pot

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 31st of January 2022 On a cold winter's night this is great dish to turn to.  Comforting, tasty and vegan!  This is a dish that is loaded with nutrition and flavour.  Served in a ring of brown rice, topped with some vegan cheese alternative and garnished with some basil or coriander. 

Suma Vegan Meatball Chilli

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 29th of January 2022    If you need a quick vegan meal and are not opposed to ready meals, this could be for you.  If you life in the UK you can find Suma products in the coop.  You can also find them online too.

Vegan Sunday Roast

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 28th of Jan 2022 No Sunday in the UK is complete without a roast dinner.  This is a vegan roast that is simple and bursting with flavour.  For more roughage keep the skins on because you don't really want to throw away all that goodness.   Amazingly, the sweet potato gives huge amounts of nutrition including a massive dose of vitamin A and some protein while the kale provides great dose of vitamin K and the cabbage has vitamin C.  These vitamins are needed by the body for numerous functions such as seeing in dim light and keeping the immune system healthy.  In addition, the kale provides some calcium, which good for bones and teeth. 

Aubergine Parmigiana

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 26th of January 2022 If you never heard of parmigiana, it is a bit like an Italian Moussaka. It has layers of aubergine, mushrooms and onion and topped with a tomato sauce and cheese. The name parmigiana suggests using parmesan cheese, but since we are vegan any vegan cheese will be fine.  This is a lovely dish for winter or autumn that is not heavy at all, so it goes great with potatoes.  

More Vegan Dinners For Your Man

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 24th of January 2022 Still stuck for great vegan meals for men?  Don't worry these will get you excited about dinner time again.  Some men are going to want something that is manly on the dinner table and it ain't no use you complaining about it. 

Vegan Moussaka

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 21st of January 2022 Moussaka has been dubbed a Greek Lagrange because it has layers topped with Béchamel sauce.  In this vegan instance, the layers consist of aubergine and lentils and is topped with mash potato with Béchamel sauce.  Of course, the whole thing is topped with vegan cheese.  

15 Easy Vegan Meals For Beginners

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 19th of January 2022 You have decided to join in the fun with veganuary, but you don't know where to start.  Don't worry 'How do I be a vegan' is a common question.  First, vegans don't consume any meat, fish, dairy or eggs.  With this in mind, newbies wonder what they are going to eat.  You don't just want to eat lettuce and grass, right?  The good news is that you are living in an age of the vegan meaning that we have plenty of meat replacements, which are sometimes call mock meats or fake meats.  When trying out a vegan diet for the first time, it may be a good idea to try the mock meats first since most people find them a great compromise. Mock meats easy the transition.  

Curried Veg And Tofu Plater

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 17 of January 2022  This is a neat, quick and spicy meal that is great anytime of the year. It is comforting and full of flavours from the spices.  In addition, the tofu is succulent like chicken and is satisfying.  This is one of my favourite meals. 

Sun-dried Tomato And Pasta

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of January 2022  Ingredients  Pasta Cashew cream ( How to make cashew cream ) x 4 -6 tbsp Chopped tomatoes (canned is fine) x 200g Sun-dried tomatoes x 3-4 chopped Chopped mushrooms x 4 -5 Diced courgette/zucchini x 100g Cider vinegar x 2 Nooch x 1 tsp   Salt and pepper to taste  For the garnish  Fresh basil Sliced olives  Method Fry the onion in some oil. Cooke the pasta. While the pasta is cooking, add all the other ingredients to the fried onions.  Stir and leave to simmer on a low heat until the pasta is cooked.  Add the pasta to the sauce and serve with some basil and olives. I really hope that you liked this blog.  Please like, share and subscribe.  

Home-made Vegan Pepperoni Pizza: Deep Pan

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 14th of January 2022 If you can make bread, you can make pizza dough.  If you never made bread, don't worry; this is so easy!  I used to love pizza, so creating my own vegan pizza is something I have dreamed about for a long time.  Obviously, there are different types of bases, but this recipe uses a deep pan one, which is very bready.  One of my main worries was finding the right vegan cheese.  I remember seeing a post on Twitter stating how good Applewood vegan cheese was, so when I saw it in the shop, I jumped at the chance.

We Can Vegan Tikka Curry: My Review

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 13th of January 2022       Sometimes you just don't have the time to make something so here is another meal in a can this time by We Can.  It is a vegan tikka curry with chicken style pieces.   What I liked  This was great.  It had a mild spicy taste and a beautiful red colour.  In addition, the mock chicken pieces were amazing.  I would have this again and i am very much looking forward to the next time i have it. What I didn't like It seemed to lack vegetables.  This is easily solved by adding veg to it when cooking.  Moreover, I really thought it needed some sultanas, which is also easy to solve by adding them in while cooking.     I recommend trying this because it is really good.  You can get two meals out of each can if you serve with rice and add some vegetables to it. After adding some veg and sultanas and serving with brown rice, I got this.    I really hope that you liked this blog.  Please like, share and subscribe.      

Sweet And Sour Tofu Balls

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 12th of January 2022 Why go out to eat when you can make it at home for a fraction of the price?  Going out for a Chinese was a treat in the past that I would look forward to.  Sweet and sour chicken balls was one of my favourites, so I decided to make a vegan option to this classic take-a-way dish.  I have already done a lot of reading and experimenting with batter so this was always going to be easy.  If you deicide to try this, you will find it both easy and rewarding.  Enjoy! 

Peanut Butter Bars

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 11th of January 2022  Sweet, tasty and nutty bars of delight!  These No Bake Bars are very easy to make with little work to do.  Mix everything together and make a dough then add melted chocolate to the top.  Simple! You can have these at a celebration or just as a personal treat. 

Jacket Potato With Cauliflower Steak

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 10th of January 2022 Looking for a hearty meal on a cold winters night?  This is an outstanding vegan dinner that tastes every bit amazing as it sounds unusual.  If veganuary is something you have done for the first time, let me introduce you to this classic combination.  You can have any topping that you like with the potato such as: Salsa and avocado .  Vegan cheese and beans . Vegan chilli topping. Chilli Tuno .  Tuno and vegan mayonnaise Home-made vegan coleslaw .   As for the jacket potato, there are different ways to prepare it: Crispy jacket Soft skin For the soft skin, wrap in tin foil.  For a crispy skin cover in salt water and bake for 20 minutes then remove from the oven and coat in oil then retune to the oven until done.   Once you have decided how you want your jacket potato, you will need to deicide if you want a sauce to go with the steak and if so, what sauce do you want?  Options are for example: Peppercorn sauce Honey and mustard sauce  How

5 Easy Prep Vegan Dinners For Fast Living People

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 8th of January 2022 If you are a fast living fun seeking youngster, you will be looking for meals that are ready in a jiffy and take no time to prep.  Well read on 'cause this this is the blog for you.  These meals are easy, fun and high on taste.  As a bonus, they are even healthy.  Vegan rules right?  Let's get started!  1. Sweet and Sour Tofu This is so easy to do and it is ready in under 20 minutes.  Yes, you need to prepare the tofu, but it is worth it and takes little effort.  All this dinner needs is some veg, tofu, onion, bell pepper pineapple and rice so all you have to do really is cut up the veg and bell pepper, open a can and then fry it.  For the source, just use a jar from the shop. Check it is vegan, obviously.  Sweet and Sour Tofu is so easy Before moving on to the next dinner, really give the sweet and sour a chance because it is a great dinner. Just look at those succulent pieces of tofu and imagine that sweet and sour sau

No Knead Rolls

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 7th of January 2022  Bread rolls can be easy to make and next to no time to prepare with this easy method that requires no kneading.  Imagine what you could have in the roll!  Anything you like.  You just spend 5 minutes the night before preparing it and 10 -12 minutes in the morning baking it.  

Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Soup

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 6th of January 2022 This is a great soup for a cold winter's day.  It is made mainly with butternut squash and sweet potato. It is freezable and will keep for 2 -3 days in the fridge.

Aubergine Steaks in tomato sauce with fried tofu

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 5th of January 2022 This is a quick, easy and very tasty dinner that will leave you wondering why you ever thought you needed meat.  The tender, juicy, flavoured aubergine is a joy in its rich tomato sauce.  If it is accompanied by fried tofu and some veg, it becomes a fabulous meal. Please, don't miss this one.

Vegan Tikka Masala

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 4th of January 2022 If you thought that making curry from scratch was difficult, think again.  In addition, perhaps one of the most famous curries in the UK is easily made vegan: Tikka Masala.  After much reading around, i found a combination of ideas that suited my needs for this recipe.  It doesn't lose any of the flavour and is completely vegan.  Subsequently, this is my interpretation of this timeless classic. It has the spices that give it the flavour you would expect, but has extra nutrition.  I used cashew cream instead of dairy cream and added a few extra vegetables.  This is one you really have to try for veganuary. 

Sunday Roast Ideas For Veganuary

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 3rd of January 2022 If you are planning to join in with veganuary, you will want to plan ahead.  Sunday roast dinners have always been spectacular, so the vegan alternative needs to be a winner.  Here are a few options to choose from including both mock meats and dinners without. Mock Meats Mock meats can take many forms, but all serve the purpose of replacing meat.  There are chicken, beef and lamb alternatives and they come in different shapes and sizes. No Beef Wellington This is the kind of Sunday dinner that dreams are made of!  Good enough for any occasion including Christmas and New Year dinners. It is a mock meat covered in a think mushroom sauce, which in turn is covered in a light flaky pastry.  This one taste great hot or cold the next day. Vegan Roast Although this is not really the time of year for this type of dinner, it does make a good meal if you are looking for something a little bit different for one of your veganuary Sunday dinners.  Is ve