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.
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.
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.
Today’s prompt – Sunday Dinner
Today’s dinner isn’t the most interesting. I was planning to make a a courgette and carrot bake but I just didn’t have the energy.
I’m happy enough with a roast with stuffing I don’t need a main or meat replacement.
I love roasted carrots and these baby button mushrooms were so cute. I’m also not fond of gravy and my Husband tends to have it as thick as soup so I just leave it to him!
What’s your favourite Sunday dinner? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s prompt – Four for £4
When I saw this prompt I knew where I had to head. Jack Monroe is a cook, poverty and trans campaigner and an all round great person. They also happen to be vegan and price up all their recipes on their website http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com.
All their recipes are free in order to help the poorest people but you can contribute to their patreon, make a one PayPal donation or buy one of their cookbooks including the new Cooking on a Bootstrap where about 70% of the recipes are vegan.
I chose this White Bean, White Wine and Garlic Risotto recipe which comes in at a purse preserving 29p a portion!
This was easy to make and I had all the ingredients at home apart from the white wine which I picked up in Sainsbury’s and was clearly marked vegan.
Again it was very warm this evening but this would be a great meal to cosy up with on a winter’s evening.
It is very white so red onion does give it a bit of colour.
What are your go to cheap meals? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s prompt – Super Cheap Sweets
This was an easy dessert for me to make. I decided to go for a pear crumble which was a favourite of my bestie Samarra when we lived together at university. So if students are eating it you know it must be cheap!
I make this recipe up as I go along so I’m not sure of quantities! I make a mixture of margarine, oats, plain flour and brown sugar. Pour the peaches into a dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and put the mixture on top. Cook in a preheated oven at 180°C for 15 mins. Serve immediately with oat cream.
Great for an Autumn evening! I usually have most of the ingredients at home so I can make this quickly when I get a craving for something sweet.
What you your fave cheap desserts? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s prompt – Low salt, full flavour
I did a search and found this black bean and corn chowder.
1 can black beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 cups of plant based milk
4 cups of water
1/4 two garlic powder
Pepper to taste
Fry the onion, chuck everything else in and cook for 15 mins, blend half the soup and mix back in.
I chose this recipe as I do enjoy a black bean soup but I did really notice the absence of salt in this meal and I probably wouldn’t make this one again.
Do you ever need to make low-salt meals? What options do you usually go for? Let me know in the comments below.