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Nutty Mushroom Sausages

These are lovely, and a great alternative to the shop-bought variety.
 

- They can be made the day before and refrigerated to save time
- They freeze well so it's worth making a couple of batches.
- They are baked so lower in fat than shop-bought versions.
- There is a gluten and soya-free option if so desired

 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Flavorphotos

Ash's Rice and Veg Stir-fry

Ash - Viva!'s talented database and fundraising person - is also a bit of a whizz in the kitchen! Being a keen athlete, he is always thinking about food too...

He's very particular about rice and swears on his auntie's recipe for the perfect method! The secret is to steam-cook it in a pan with a well-fitting lid.
 

White basmati - 11-20 minutes
Brown longraing rice or brown basmati - 25-35 minutes

 

Waitrose Mushroom Stroganoff with Vintage Cider

A nice variant on the vegan veggie classic - from Waitrose. This would be a quick, tasty supper before or after the Christmas madness!

For a slightly more indulgent but still healthy version, use our vegan sour creme recipe instead of the yogurt. You teetotallers could also replace the cider with apple juice, if you prefer.

Tony's Hot Pot

A classic and tasty British dish, veggie/vegan style. This uses frozen veggie mince, which is available just about everywhere: Linda McCartney; Asda; Sainsbury;Tesco etc - just avoid Quorn which contains egg and dairy.

Good served with greens (eg broccoli; Brussels sprouts; sauteed shredded cabbage; curly kale) and lightly steamed carrots.

Fry's Thai Stir-fry

Mmmm - this Thai-inspired recipe is very nice.

if you haven't tried 'veganising' your meaty favourite recipes, Fry's products are great. Very popular with mixed families of veggies/vegans and meat-eaters... and much easier on the cook, as s/he only has to cook one meal!

 

 

Chick'n & Mushroom Pie

This creamy, delicous pie will win over meat-eating family members! Thanks to Fry's for this and check out more superb recipes on the Fry's website.

 

5:2 Fast Day Tofu Scramble

Calories: 232
Men's Extra: 50g plain tofu (38 cals)

A simple, delicious  breakfast or supper

 Picture courtesy of lovely vegan kblog.lunchboxbunch.com

5:2 Fast Day - Spiced Tomato Dahl

Calories: 220
Men's extra: 1 poppadum (37 cals)

A tasty, filling soup. Make the day before if possible – or perhaps make a double batch to eat on the second fast day of the week? 
 

Pistou Soup

A hearty big soup/stew with a special twist thanks to the addition of a simple home-made pistou - the French equivalent of pesto. Thai basil will give the soup a slightly Vietnamese/South-East Asian twist, but ordinary basil works well too, aided by the lemongrass and hint of chilli.

 
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