Except on the dress of a Faery Queen… So (one version) of the saying goes. How completely incorrect! Look how they demonstrate the perfect balance of pre-Christmas treats right there on the Christmas dish 😉
Chocolate truffles dressed up as Brussels sprouts from Asda alongside Fox’s Glacier Mints.
These Christmas Dish posts are evolving. Something homemade may even appear at some point, but for just now we’re adding one of our festive recipes each day. Today:
Vegan Bread Sauce (goes well with the sprouts).
See all Christmas Dish posts.
See all Christmas recipes.
White chocolate coins, £1 from Asda. And beside them on the coffee table, bringing social justice to Pride and Prejudice:
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
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 🎃
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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.
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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
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100% recyclable or reusable packaging, with free CollectPlus returns label for packaging included
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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:
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.
Vegan items in the
Three exciting new vegan ice cream flavours from Ben and Jerry’s, though not cheap at £5.50 per tub (Tesco), so they’re being kept for Christmas!
Also new on the pudding/cake front from supermarkets are Morrison’s Salted Caramel Donuts, confirmed as suitable for vegans, and, in direct contrast to the above ice cream, only 50p per pack 🙂
For four people, blend up: 2 ripe avocados, 3 bananas, an inch or so block of fresh peeled ginger and 1 or 2 tablespoons of cocoa (or
cacao if you would like to keep this totally raw).
That’s it! It’s rich and creamy and surprisingly good for you 🙂
Optional variants: add the grated rind of an orange, or exchange the ginger for a little chilli, fresh or dried.
Don’t miss our
Vegan Christmas page!