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edited 8 June 2018 at 12:07PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 8 June 2018 at 12:07PM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi,

As the thread title suggests, I am going to put my recipes on this thread. It was requested on the Grocery Challenge thread that I share some of my recipes and as I cook a lot, I figured it probably easier to put them in one place.

For those who aren't aware, the definition of veganism is:

"Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose" ~ The Vegan Society

So no meat, eggs, dairy, honey, wool, silk or anything containing animal byproducts or anything tested on animals.

It's actually really easy to get a healthy, balanced, vegan (or plant based) diet on a budget and I usually spend about £60 per week on groceries for four of us (Me, Husband and a teenage boy and a pre-teen), including toiletries and laundry detergent etc.

Anyway, enough rambling! There are plenty of resources out there if you want to learn more, this thread is for recipes :)

As per usual with MSE recipes, you can feel free to experiment, switch out for what you already have in stock or what you find on offer :)

I shall post them below
Thanks for stopping by :)

Foxxie x


:heart:Current Recipes:heart:

Stuffed sweet potato pancakes with tomato chilli sauce

Basic Hummus
Tofu Satay (of sorts)
Mexican Bean & Sweet Potato Stew
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Super easy Spinach and Mushroom Risotto
Samosa Baked Potatoes
Vegan Cheeze Sauce
Lentil & Mushroom "Sausage Rolls"
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  • edited 23 May 2017 at 6:26AM
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    edited 23 May 2017 at 6:26AM
    Stuffed sweet potato pancakes with tomato chilli sauce
    serves 4 (smallish portions)

    Ingredients

    Pancakes
    1 medium sweet potato, grated
    1 onion, finely chopped
    200ml unsweetened soya milk
    50g plain flour (I used wholemeal)
    50g gram flour (you could use more regular flour if you don't have this)

    Filling
    1 bag of spinach
    1 punnet chestnut mushrooms, slices
    2 small, or 1 large pepper (I used yellow), chopped
    Handful of cashew nuts
    Garlic, 2 cloves, minced
    Olive oil

    Sauce
    1 carton Passata
    1 tbl of garlic chilli sauce (from asian food aisle)

    Method

    ~For the sauce, just empty the passata into a pan, add the chilli garlic sauce and stir well. Simmer for a few minutes to heat through. Set aside.

    ~For the pancakes, mix the flour and soya milk until smooth then add the sweet potato and oniond
    ~lightly oil a pan and use a quarter of the mix to make each pancake (you have to cook it on a low heat and spread the mixture with a back of a spoon)

    ~For the filling, chop the peppers and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic and cook until softened then add the cashew nuts and spinach and turn to a low heat until the spinach is wilted

    Pop a pancake on each plate, add the filling and fold over. Spoon over some of the sauce, et voila :)
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    Do you ever eat vegan processed food? I recently tried frys vegan brown rice and quinoa burgers and really enjoyed them.
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    JIL wrote: »
    Do you ever eat vegan processed food? I recently tried frys vegan brown rice and quinoa burgers and really enjoyed them.

    I do sometimes :) I haven't tried those, I usually make my own burgers :)
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  • elsiepacelsiepac Forumite, Board Guide
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    Thanks Foxxie, lovely idea with the pancakes, I'm definitely going to try these! I suspect it will be more like 2 portions for me lol but hey ho!!

    JIL I don't eat loads of processed vegan food as I try to focus on home made "whole" foods, but I do on occasion and I have to say Fry's are absolutely brilliant. Their country roast in the same range is really delicious.
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  • FoxFaceFoxFace Forumite
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    Elsie, they were small portions, but we only have small appetites here :) Very easy to double up if needed though!

    For premade vegan food, I love Linda McCartney's... we do sometimes have their sausages and sausage rolls. The vegan Quorn line is okay too and the children love the fishless fingers as an occasional treat (when they are on offer usually) :)
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  • allmannerofthingsallmannerofthings Forumite
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    Hi FoxFace, great idea to put your recipes here. I'm currently pescatarian, but very interested in eating more vegetarian/vegan so I've subscribed and looking forward to seeing more of your vegan recipes. Those sweet potato pancakes sound awesome!
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    Hi FoxFace, great idea to put your recipes here. I'm currently pescatarian, but very interested in eating more vegetarian/vegan so I've subscribed and looking forward to seeing more of your vegan recipes. Those sweet potato pancakes sound awesome!

    Thank you :) There is still a fair bit of negativity towards veganism, so it's always lovely to hear people are willing to give it a go :)

    I think there is also a trend towards thinking veganism is difficult/boring/expensive, when in reality is isn't any of those things :rotfl:

    Hopefully by sharing recipes, people might give it a go :)

    I'm having baked potatoes tonight though, not sure I need to post a recipe for that :rotfl:
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  • edited 23 May 2017 at 5:48PM
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    edited 23 May 2017 at 5:48PM
    FoxFace wrote: »
    Thank you :) There is still a fair bit of negativity towards veganism, so it's always lovely to hear people are willing to give it a go :)

    I think there is also a trend towards thinking veganism is difficult/boring/expensive, when in reality is isn't any of those things :rotfl:

    :

    I don't think it would be difficult for me to cook vegan at home, but going out is a different matter. Vegetarian was difficult enough locally. To be honest, I only eat fish as without doing so I would be unable to eat out or attend family occasions when we all go out for dinner :( I can't bear risotto and I hate nuts, and often those are my vegetarian options. I was completely vegetarian for a couple of years and then was confronted on a social occasion in a restaurant the night before my brother's wedding with literally nothing on the menu I could eat, I caved and got the fish rather than face embarrassment and make a fuss in front of my brother's new in-laws. I have been drawn towards veganism for a long time but I think eating out with my extended family and friends would be impossible and I wouldn't be invited to people's houses for dinner anymore either. My mother couldn't even cope with cooking for me as a vegetarian, we would always have to have an Indian takeaway. We have friends we used to visit for dinner once a month or so that reduced to twice a year when I became vegetarian. I don't think I'd be included in anything anymore as a vegan :(

    That turned into a bit of a moanfest there! I'm really looking forward to trying your recipes :D
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  • edited 23 May 2017 at 6:07PM
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    Re caving-in if restaurants/pubs haven't got a suitable option on the menu - why not explain the problem to them and ask them what they can make for you instead?

    I'm not vegan - though I eat an increasing amount of vegan food - and it took me some time to summon up my nerve to ask for a doggie bag for any food I fancy eating but just am not hungry enough for and there is never a problem these days with that and they just provide me with one.

    My "next project" clearly needs to be summoning up the nerve to ask for something suitable if there isn't anything for me on the menu. I think I'll start by asking on next home visit back to more fashionable/cosmopolitan home area and then work my way into asking in the area I live in now. The more people that ask for what they require (whether it's on the menu or no) = the sooner restaurants/pubs will get their head around "The customer is always right - and if we want to stay in business then........"
  • FoxFaceFoxFace Forumite
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    I don't think it would be difficult for me to cook vegan at home, but going out is a different matter. Vegetarian was difficult enough locally. To be honest, I only eat fish as without doing so I would be unable to eat out or attend family occasions when we all go out for dinner :( ...

    The key to it is to show people that it isn't the big, scary thing that they seem to think it is... People are often quite intimidated because they think that it's something totally alien, when in reality everyone eats vegan products every single day, they just eat them alongside non- vegan products.

    Don't be scared to ask restaurants to make something off menu, or serve you parts of meals you can eat. It might seem daunting but the more people ask, the more the companies know there is demand. This is how we end up with the likes of Pret a Manger and Zizzi, big chain brands, making specific vegan menus and products.

    If it's friends, then you can always offer to prepare something yourself. It might seem a bit cheeky, but if you found out that you were intolerant to foods (gluten or dairy for example) would they stop inviting you then? Because that would be incredibly mean. In any case, I have been vegan over a year and haven't noticed any negativity from any of my friends... several have actually become vegetarian themselves :)
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