All posts filed under: Vegan

Vegan Christmas Cake Porridge

You guys have been digging the vegan carrot cake porridge recipe I posted last month, it’s been so so cool to see pictures of people eating it at home. Turning a cake into porridge is actually really fun, so I figured I might as well do it all over again. I toyed with having a go at coffee and walnut (just because this was always my Mum’s favourite) but we’ve gone full steam ahead on festivities now, so coffee and walnut can wait until the new year. Sorry Mum. If you’re interested in how I go about turning a cake recipe into a porridge recipe, you’re in luck, cause I’m about to fill you in. It’s really very straight forward: I look at a few recipes for said cake, work out what the most common and most essential ingredients are in each, and bung them in with some oats and milk. Pretty easy, right? Obviously, I leave out the flour. I don’t put in butter, sugar or eggs either. What we’re looking for are the …

Vegan Christmas Sandwich

When I told the boys at the office that I was working on a vegan Christmas sandwich recipe, they all took the piss. Mercilessly. I don’t know what it is about the word ‘vegan’ that drives some people to immediate outrage. People have no chill. As regular readers know, I’m not vegan myself but do take part in Veganuary every year and have the utmost respect for those that choose a vegan lifestyle. They’re doing their bit for the planet and for animal welfare and I think that’s a pretty cool way to do life. So it grinds my gears when people take the mickey out of them, and it grinds my gears even more when people suggest that vegan food is shit. It’s really, really not. Vegans eat some of the filthiest, dirtiest, junkiest food there is. It’s entirely possible to make absolutely droolworthy food with just plant based ingredients. I, as an omnivore, wanted to prove this with a pornographic triple decker Christmas sandwich. Just as a two fingers up to anyone who …

Vegan Carrot, Parsnip and Leek Bhajis

More often than not, I plan my dinner in the morning while I’m at work. I’ve tried weekly meal planning on Sundays, but the lack of spontaneity frustrates me and I find I don’t enjoy cooking nearly so much when everything has been laid out so far in advance. If I search Pinterest, BBC Good Food and my soul for inspiration and still come up empty, there’s only ever one thing for it: The ALDI Super 6. Every week, there are six fruits and vegetables on special offer in ALDI right at the front of the supermarket. I tend to just wander down on my lunchbreak (considerably earlier than most thanks to my weird working hours) and stare at the Super 6 ingredients until my brain turns them into a dinner. This week, I found my dinner in parsnips (39p), carrots (39p) and leeks (59p). I could have turned them into some kind of delicious soup, but we did soup last week and to be honest, I was craving some good old fashioned fried stuff. …