Oh the products! Hardly a day goes by without us hearing of a new one or two or twenty-six 🙂
Above is the Morrison’s Red Velvet Cupcake (they have chocolate ones too). Lebkuchen hearts and tarts from Aldi in the background.
Let’s all remember to eat some vegetables too.
And read books. Currently enjoying The Child
Also: Great Crowns of Stone.
And seriously: remember, remember, the broccoli of November!
Aldi Scottish Raspberry and Pineapple Tarts. Scotland only. Wee squashes v reasonable too 🎃
Beautiful apple, kale and bramble (blackberry) juice above.
The wonderful summer has produced SO many apples, so many that a branch snapped under the weight! They’re perfectly ripe now so we’re busy juicing and making pies and chutney. And just eating them… that’s probably the best. Badger and deer are clearing up the windfalls.
We’ve also been enjoying semi-blended soups just now consisting of ingredients such as tatties from garden, carrots, leek, garlic, broccoli, parsnips and peppercorns. Similar to this root soup recipe over on frugal.
Also: these are very good 🙂
Get a free Graze Box:
A rich and nutritious golden soup for the start of Autumn!
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled
4 or 5 small new potatoes, skins on, chopped small
5 large carrots or equivalent, scraped and chopped
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
a handful of cashew nuts
1 to 2 heaped teaspoons of turmeric (we used this one)
about 1 teaspoon of black pepper, freshly ground if possible
1 tablespoon of olive oil
water to cover ingredients well
seasalt to taste
Place the ginger, potatoes, carrots and onion in a large pan and cover well with boiling water. Bring back to boil and add the cashew nuts and garlic. While the vegetables are cooking mix the turmeric in the olive oil with the black pepper and leave to stand.
Once the vegetables are tender, add salt to taste and place everything – veg, liquid, nuts, turmeric/oil mix – into a blender and blitz until smooth.
Pour into bowls and squeeze some lime juice over the top. Yum!
Montbretia by the pond:
Breakfast at home (on our new pallet table!) and the Vegan Fry at Food Story in Aberdeen:
It’s great to eat a really good meal prepared by someone else sometimes, isn’t it? allplants deliver 100% vegan meals directly to your door!
The details: customers can select six dishes from their menu of flavourful dishes like creamy Cashew Mac, Golden Sesame Satay and BBQ Burrito Bowl.
- 100% plant-based (no animals products) and made with healthy whole food ingredients, like vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, nuts and seeds
- Chef-prepared – simply heat and enjoy
- Flash frozen to lock in taste and nutrients with no chemicals
- Delivered directly to homes and offices across Britain
- Available in portions for one (380g) or two (760g)
- Gluten-free and high-protein options available
- New dishes added monthly
- Available as a one-off order or subscription – customers can pause, delay or cancel their subscription at any time
- 100% recyclable or reusable packaging, with free CollectPlus returns label for packaging included
- Check them out here
Linda’s Fish & Chip Shop in the coastal town of Cullen now has a vegan menu! And it’s really good!
Nae-Chick Nuggets and chips:
Then you can walk it all off on the beach!
It’s summer! Well, summery… sometimes. Along with the start of barefoot beach walks this means The Last Bus Canteen (totally vegan café near New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire) is open again at weekends:
Also of interest to local people: The Davron Hotel in Rosehearty has a new extensive vegan menu which boasts starters, mains and various puddings.
Book-wise we’ve been enjoying:
Philippa Gregory’s The Taming of the Queen and Deliciously Ella with Friends, a plant based cook book with lots of full colour photos.
And rainbows, we’ve been enjoying rainbows…
Montezuma’s vegan Easter range includes dark cheeky bunnies, a dark eco egg and this year they have a beautiful 100% cocoa egg with buttons and a large egg with peanut butter truffle mini eggs! See them here.
Yes. Frozen vegan pizza from GoodFella’s. It’ll be on supermarket shelves in April, retailing at £2.50, Vegan Society trademarked, and we can verify that it is delicious!
It was perfect on a day like this, when there had been some trudging through snowdrifts.
Then the courier made it through with our pizzas!
The crumbled falafel topping makes the pizza dense and satisfying and goes so well with the spinach, always a sturdy inclusion to Italian food. The hummus drizzle is garlic-y and cheese-y and perfect too.
We paired it with leek and potato soup, and with each pizza serving two, that made a big and filling meal.
This will be a great dish to have on standby in the freezer for busy (or lazy!) days.
Okay snow, we’re ready for you again!
Holland & Barrett have a ‘Buy One, Get One Half Price’ offer on many things including their large vegan Easter Range.
Don’t miss all the listings, recipes and books on our Vegan Easter page!
It’s still frosty though, it’s still cold, so here’s our soups too.
There is one delicious sign of Spring just appeared in the woods: wild garlic! See the recipes for soup and pesto over on Frugal Living in the UK