All posts filed under: 6 Weeks of Vegan

Budget Beansprout Stir-Fry

So, vegan on a budget. I’ve always been a scrimper when it comes to food shopping but since firing up my food blog I’ve started to put more of my pennies in to get the best culinary results out, so I thought it was about time I took myself back to basics and cooked up some cheap vegan food. This recipe will serve 3, coming in at  £1.75 a head. I worked out the price of each ingredient (which was a total nightmare by the way, I’m a dab hand in the kitchen but a maths genius I ain’t) by calculating how much of it would be used, so the full price of, for example, hoisin sauce, would probably hike that total up. All costs are based on Sainsbury’s. I finish work every day at 6pm, so I usually hit the supermarket at around 7. Supermarkets in the evening are like goldmines, and I love hitting the bargain bucket in the veg aisle on the hunt for ingredients that are going out of date that …

Moroccan Burritos

This recipe came about because I wanted an excuse to use my beautiful new wooden rolling pin. I’ve wanted to learn to make my own tortillas for a while now, and the recipe I found on Taste of Home is ridiculously simple. It’s a great weekend lunch, or casual dinner party sharer. The sweetness of the cous cous and dates taste beautiful with cool houmous and a kick of hot sauce. 8 homemade tortillas (recipe from tasteofhome.com) 1 red onion, sliced 125g cous cous 8 dates, chopped finely About 200g houmous, mine was homemade adapted from my avo houmous Olive oil to drizzle here and there Hot sauce of your choice (optional) Make the tortillas following the recipe linked in the ingredients list and keep warm. Alternatively, buy some and pop them in the microwave or oven. To make the cous cous filling, pour 150ml boiling water over the cous cous in a bowl and leave for 7-10 minutes, then add the dates and stir through with a drizzle of olive oil. To build you …

Almond Milk Review: Rude Health vs Alpro vs Almond Breeze

A couple of weeks back, I asked you which dairy milk alternative you wanted to see reviews and comparisons for. The answer was a resounding “almond milk, please!”, so I spent the entire weekend drinking my body weight in milk to provide you with everything you need to know on the top three brands. You’re welcome. Each brand has been scored out of ten in three categories: In Coffee, Taste, and Consistency (consistency here meaning thickness in comparison to dairy milk). So without further ado.. Alpro  7/10 – After you pour it in, there’s a little bit of visible separation that’s slightly unappealing, but with a second stir it settles down and comes together again, so that’s not a big deal. It’s thick enough to still taste and look like a standard milky coffee (so it’s good for if you’re trying to trick someone in to swapping to almond milk, for whatever wily reason you may be doing that). Almond Breeze 5/10 – There’s no separation at all, but I think this is more down …