Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 30

Today’s prompt – Kitchen Tour

And so today we reach the last post for Vegan MoFo! I hope you have enjoyed my first foray and I’m definitely looking forward to joining in next year. It wasn’t as taxing as I was expecting blogging everyday to be and I loved reading other participants posts.

This is my little kitchen, in one of its cleanest states! We’re in the process of selling our flat so I’m looking forward to more space in my kitchen and cupboards!

I’ve had quite a few posts stacking up for when MoFo is over so I’ll still be posting a lot over the coming week. I hope you stick around.

Plumes x

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Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 30

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 29

Today’s prompt is – Brunch & Munch

The English fry up is a very traditional meal and being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out!

For this meal I used Sainsbury’s shroomdogs with are very similar to fresh meat sausages in their appearance and taste. I added hash browns, mushrooms and spinach. I have never been one for tomatoes and I have tried and tried and I think finally after 30+ years my taste buds are starting to adapt to them! I roasted these in the oven for 30 minutes with a little garlic oil and salt. Lastly we have Heinz baked beans. I am very particular about my beans not touching other things on my plate so they get their own little ramekin!

What are your favourite brunch options? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 29

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 28

Today’s prompt – Prep ahead Picnic

This dish I made for today’s prompt is so easy and one of the things I get complimented the most for – sausage rolls!

Nowadays you can buy frozen vegan sausage rolls in lots of places which you just pop in the oven but the joy of making your own is that you can add your own flavours and twists.

I use two products to help me along the way. Granose sausage mix and jus-rol puff pastry.

Make up the sausage mix as per the packet, for these ones I added a little garlic powder and oregano to the mix. Then wrap in the puff pastry sheet, add a few sesame seeds and bake in the oven for 20 mins at 180°C. They keep well in an airtight container. I always bring these to work when I am celebrating and they go down a treat!

What are you favourite snacks to make in advance? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 28

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 27

Today’s prompt – TV Trays

If I’ve had a long day at work and just want something quick it will be something from the oven with beans. Fry’s nuggets are our favourite and it’s always very disappointing when I get to the freezer and see my Husband has finished the packet!

Also beans cannot touch other things on the plate, hence their own little ramakin!

What are your favourite TV dinners? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 27

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 26

Today’s prompt – Favourite Holiday

My Husband and I were together eight years before we got married and decided on our honeymoon location long before we decided to get married!

We went to Japan in the spring of 2014 (six months after our wedding) to see the cherry blossoms and experience lots that Japan has to offer. We’re hoping to go back next year to explore some other delights.

One of my Husband’s favourite dishes from that trip was curry udon. A curry broth with vegetables and noodles topped with tofu deep fried in bread crumbs. Usually when we make this at home we use a Fry’s chicken style burger sliced up to do the trick!

I didn’t actually have time to make this dish this week so I went back through my camera roll to find this picture.

The curry sauce cubes are easy to find in supermarkets and we usually fight over whether to get the medium or hot ones, when we make it we use a mixture of both. Straight to work noodles are great to make this an even quicker meal!

What are your favourite holiday meals that you’ve brought home? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 26

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 25

Today’s prompt – Birthday Bash

I was planning on writing about these foods after Vegan MoFo but when I saw this prompt I thought they would fit in well.

In my heart I am a minimalist and I don’t like too many “things” so for my birthday I prefer to be bought consumables and try out some fancy vegan foods I wouldn’t buy on a weekly basis.

I have been volunteering with The Humane League for a little while now, they are a vegan charity who work to reduce the most suffering to the most number of animals. They were established in the US in 2005 and have been operational in the UK since 2016 and have just received their UK charity status. They have a fast action network where members can take part in micro-actions such as commenting on a company’s Facebook post or emailing them to help the cause. This is a great way to get involved if you aren’t able to take part in street activism or other forms of activism.

Recently the data privacy laws changed in the UK which you’ll be aware of if you received all the emails asking you to re-sign up for your mailing list. Unfortunately The Humane League lost two thirds of their fast action network due to people not re-signing up. There was a drive for the volunteers to sign up new members and the volunteer with the most sign ups would win a prize.

Well I was that lucky volunteer and I won a £50 voucher from the vegan supermarket Greenbay. I’ve been to Greenbay a couple of times before and knew they had a great range of products so I was excited to get my mits on some!

First up the savoury stuff! I love a good posh vegan cheese! Some of these are only available at vegan shops or at fairs or via the company’s website. These are artisanal products so can be pricey so I reserve them for a special occasion. I have tried Nutcraft Creamery cheeses before but not The Volcanic so I’m really looking forward to trying this. I have met New Roots at vegan fairs and had a little of taster of their cheeses so I had to buy their camembert. I think I’m going to heat this one up and enjoy with some crusty french bread. The other cheese we have here is an aged smoked cheese from Essential Vegan. I love smokey flavours so this was a must.

The other two items here are pates which my Husband picked out.

Sweet-wise we have Monsters from German company Vantastic. This are similar to UK smarties (I know in the US Smarties are a different kind of sweet altogether. These are like M&M’s) Two Twilight bars which are akin to a Mars Bar. My Husband and I are going to batter these and deep fry them like the Scottish delicacy. I have had the pleasure of trying this before but my Husband hasn’t so I’m looking forward to that. As I have posted before (and I encourage you to go back and find those posts) Solkiki are my fave chocolate so I had to pick up a bar of their salted caramel. Lastly we have some dog treats for our dog-niece Poppy, we recently looked after her for a week and gave her some of these treats which she loved.

Lastly we have a product which I have seen everyone go nuts for on the internet. The vego chocolate hazelnut spread.

This spread just tastes like a melted version of the Vego chocolate hazelnut bar with crushed hazelnut pieces inside. I was discussing the uses of this with my friend Mitsu and we came up with pancakes, ice cream and of course straight from the jar with a spoon or a finger.

These foods are more than enough of a “birthday” treat for me! What foods do you like to eat on your birthday? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 25

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 24

Today’s prompt – Pot Luck Perfection

I have dinner at my Mum’s usually once a week after swimming and this is one of her recipes. It is quick to make with easy ingredients and freezes well too!

For a pot luck this can be heated up quickly in the microwave or on the stove or can be eaten cold.

What are your go to pot luck meals? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Vegan MoFo 18 – Day 24