Vegan Holiday Cooking – Sauerkraut and Mushroom Pierogi/Dumplings

A traditional polish dumpling these out all other dumplings to shame. There are tons of fillings that go beautifully in these dumplings (including sweet fillings) but this one is my favourite. For the dough 250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil 150ml warm water   For the Filling…

Vegan Mince Pies

Method 1 large apple peeled and grated 200g mixed dried fruit 400g black cherries in kirsch/Cherry water 100g skinless hazelnuts roasted and chopped 1 orange zested and juiced 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp allspice 150g dark brown sugar Shop bought vegan shortcrust pastry   Method Heat the oven to 180°C Add all…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Vegan Stuffing

Ingredients 1 large loaf whole-grain bread or 2 small baguettes, cubed & set out to dry overnight 100g uncooked green lentils 3 Tbsp olive oil or vegan butter 1 white onion, diced 2stalks celery, diced salt & pepper 800 ml vegetable stock made with 2 cubes ( For stuffing) 350 ml vegetable stock made with…

Meat Free Monday – Vegan Meringue

Ingredients Aquafaba (1 can of chickpeas should have around 160ml) 2 drops Vanilla essence 120g of caster sugar   Method Preheat the oven to 100°C Add the aquafaba to a very clean bowl free of grease, It is best to use a glass bowl as it is non-porous Mix with an electric beater until the…

Vegan Tuna Salad

Ingredients 1 can of chickpeas 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3-4 tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise (You can use a store brand or make your own very cheaply – https://pie-or-2.org/2017/11/10/vegan-mayonaise/) 100g of canned sweetcorn 2 small stalks of celery diced finely ½ red onion diced finely Himalayan salt Cracked black pepper Pinch of cayenne   Method Drain…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Centrepiece – Mushroom Wellington

Ingredients 4 Large Portobello Mushrooms stem removed 3 large onions 3tbsp olive oil 300g baby spinach 4 sprigs of thyme leaves 1 vegan puff pastry 1 tsp Dijon mustard Soya milk Salt and pepper to taste   Method Heat a pan over a medium heat with 1tbsp of olive oil. Add the onions chopped and…

Meat free Monday – Roasted Garlic Italian Potatoes

Ingredients 350g baby potatoes parboiled 1tsp garlic granules ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp oregano Pinch of sugar Pinch of salt Pinch of basil Pinch of ground black pepper 2 tbsp of olive oil   Method Preheat the oven to 200°C When the potatoes are cooled chop roughly until they are around the size of…