Reduction is a kind of posh gravy* Here is the vegan/veggie equivalent! We love this cheatin' reduction. It is quicker to make than the usual recipes and uses a little veggie gravy powder to thicken it. However, like all gravies, it benefits from being made the day before if possible - all those lovely flavours get the chance to party.
*Traditionally made by cooking down lots of meat 'juices' to get a thin sauce with a concentrated flavour. (Yes, I know...)
It's not only cooking apples that are suitable. Try any slightly tart apples that are in season, such as Cox's - although this is an economical recipe, it can be made even cheaper from fruit that is scrumped or from a glut!
This cake/pudding is nice served with custard/dairy-free cream/ice cream.... or all three?!
A really simple, tasty dish that is a great winter stand-by. Very nice served with one of our gravy recipes too!
If you prefer a more 'meaty' taste, replace the lentils with veggie mince (most brands are vegan except for Quorn) - but cook in after you have browned the onions for a few minutes.
An amazing vegan quiche recipe made using vegan cream cheeze, eg Sheese, Tesco or Tofutti.
Pastry: we give you two options
- a home-made mashed potato crust which is tasty, quick and easy - it doesn't need blind baking (short pre-cooking) rolling. However, it doesn't keep well and the quiche needs to be eaten there and then.
- ready-made shortcrust version. Jus Rol, Sainsbury and Tesco ranges are mostly vegan (bar those made with butter!) - just check the labels.
The recipe is actually pretty easy - it's basically just a big stew with onions, mushroom and peas and lovely flavours. The pastry is cooked separately in the oven - you can make one big lid or several small ones if you have individual dishes... . Then you put the pastry lid on top of the stew and impress all your friends.
We suggest some protein options that might be new to you - but most can be found in a good supermarket or health food shop. Each one is easy to use - just follow the cooking instructions we give you.
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