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Lentil Ragu With Tagliatelle

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 27th of January 2022 Puy lentils are from France.  The lentils I am using are a dark green colour and have a lot of body to them.  I got the recipe from Áine Carlin at Balance Live Well and decided to try it out.  I made a few alterations to fit my needs, such as replacing the red wine with red wine vinegar.  I also like to add vitamin C in my food, so I replaced the stick of celery with red bell pepper.  This recipe resulted in an excellent meal that was bursting with flavours!

Tofu Steak

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 23rd of January 2023     Making this is easy, but it will take a lot of time in weighting.  It looks like a steak and has a firm texture, but make no mistake it is just tofu.  I find this is great as a meat substitute for Sunday dinner or as a steak with peppercorn sauce. 

Stir fry veg in plum sauce with pasta

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By McDonald, T.   |  Updated 20th of January 2023 For a fantastically interesting dinner, prepare this and impress your dinners. This sweet tangy sauce really livens up this stir-fry. Furthermore, this is easy and quick to make.

English Style Bean Stew

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 16th of January 2023 Just the thing for a cold day!  For a long time I held off trying this dish out because it didn't appeal to me much.  Once I did try it, I started to have it all the time.  This is a very easy meal to make and is extremely versatile.   You can have it with rice, roast potatoes, new potatoes, boiled potatoes or even mash potato.  You can have it with pasta or just on its own with some crusty bread.  Not only is the dinner packed with texture and flavour, it contains a lot of protein and roughage. 

Vegan Dinner Ideas

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 13th of January 2023 You are new to veganism and you are stuck for ideas.  Well, this is the blog for you!  These dinners are simple, tasty, and you can look them up anywhere.  So, don't let today's date put you off, get reading and be inspired!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

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Written by McDonald, T. | Date 9th of January 2023 My sister and cousin are the cake queens.  Since baking is obviously in the blood and I used to bake with my Nan as a child, I decided to bake a chocolate cake for the work's Christmas do.  As ever, I searched for the best vegan cake recipe, but nothing seemed right.  They either had too much sugar or used solid fats in the cake mix, which I try to avoid, especially if the cake will have butter frosting.  Nonetheless, I came up with this recipe based on others I had found.  Although the first attempts failed by either sinking in the middle or sticking to the tins or just didn't taste right, in the end I succeeded.  This is my vegan chocolate cake with chocolate butter frosting.  

Lime And Soya Sauce Tofu

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 6th of January 2023 Vegans never miss out on anything.  This is a great meal with its dark, thick, sweet sticky sauce.  The flavours are strong and pleasing in the lime and soya sauce.  In addition, the chunky vegetables give you something to bite into.  The dish has a comforting texture and is great with plain rice.  Just imagine taking a bite!

Vegan Scramble Egg Breakfast

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 4th of January 2023 There are many breakfast ideas you can have, but this one I tried recently.  It comes straight out of a packet from the Tofoo Co Ltd and tastes great!  I tried it on toast with a vegan sausage, tomatoes, and onion.  It only takes 4 minutes in a frying pan to heat up, and then it is ready.  For an added bonus, the packet says you can add vegan mayonnaise to it to make egg mayonnaise. How did it taste? It tasted great.  It was not exactly the same as egg; however, it was very tasty.  It lacks the creaminess of scrambled eggs, but I was fine with that since the flavour and texture were great in their own way. I hope that you liked this blog.  Please leave a comment below.

Vegan Sausage And Apple Casserole

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 2nd of January 2023 This traditional English dish has always been a winner!  It is fun, tasty, and simple to make, so if you are new to veganism, this should be a welcome dinner.  So, now, do you still think we just eat grass?

Hunter's Vegan Chicken

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 1st of January 2023 Hunter's Chicken is one of those dinners I really used to miss.  Thanks to Meatless Farm, This Isn't Bacon and Applewood Cheese, I no longer have to miss out and neither do you.  This is so easy to prepare and is ready in about 20 minutes. If you are trying out Veganuary for the first time and are still wondering how you will cope without meat, you really should try this during the new year.