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Courgette Vegan ‘Noodles’ with Dee’s Thai veg pot. Yum!

7 Sep

Stir Fried Spiralized Courgette ‘Noodles’ with Dee’s Thai Veg Pot and Wok Veggies

It’s been ages since I have made spiralized ‘noodles’ and I recently I had a total craving for them, so I decided to pair them with Dee’s delicious Thai Pots.

You will need:
1-2 Dee’s Thai Pots
3-5 medium courgettes
Salt /pepper
Coconut oil / olive oil
Veggies –
50g Snow peas
59g Shitake mushroom, sliced
4-6 Baby corns, sliced
50-100g broccoli florets
Oil
Salt /pepper

Method:
Using a spiralizer or julienne peeler, turn the courgettes into ‘noodles’ and set aside.
Reheat the Thai Veg Pots according to instructions.
While the Pots are heating up, place a wok or frying pan over a high heat, add a little oil and add some of the ‘noodles’ and cook until light brown and set aside. Do this in batches until all the ‘noodles’ are cooked.
Use the same wok add a little oil and stir fry the veggies until light brown. Season with some salt and pepper.
Serve the ‘noodles’ with the Dee’s Thai Veg Pot and the stir fried veggies on the side (see picture.)

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Caramelised Peach and Balsamic Roasted Beetroot Vegan Salad

31 Aug

I love fruit in salad and I wanted to have a warm salad for lunch, so I decided to caramelise the peaches!

You will need:
1-2 ripe peaches
½ avocado
½ cucumber, sliced
3-4 radishes, sliced
50-100g of wild rocket / mixed salad leaves
1 packet of cooked beetroot
50ml olive oil
2-3 tsp white wine vinegar
60ml balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
2-3 tsp sugar

Method:
Preheat oven 220°C / 200°C Fan.
Pit the peaches to remove the stones. Cut the fruit into wedges and do the same with the beetroot.
Place the beetroot on a baking tray with some oil and the balsamic vinegar and bake in the oven for about 7-10 minutes until they’ve browned and the vinegar has cooked off. It may look a bit ‘burned’ but don’t be alarmed, this is the effect you’re looking for.
Next, heat a frying pan with a little oil. Add the peaches and brown on both sides, add the sugar and allow to gently caramelise. Leave them to the side.
Now it’s time to arrange the salad.
Place the cucumber slices into a circle on the plate (see pic).
Space out 5-6 pieces of beetroot on the plate as well.
In a bowl mix the salad leaves, peaches, avocado and radishes. Add some oil and white wine vinegar to taste and a little salt if you wish.

Place the salad on the plate and enjoy, Eoin 🙂

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Dee’s Spicy vegan Bean Burgers with Miso Peanut Butter Sauce and Stir Fried Veggies.

29 Aug

I was shopping the other day and spotted some really nice oyster and shitake mushrooms. I was craving a tasty miso stir fry, so I bought a few extra bits and hey presto, this little gem was created!

You will need:
1 Pack of Dee’s spicy bean burgers
For the sauce:
3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 tbsp of miso paste
1 tsp chilli paste
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 inch of ginger, chopped
1 handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Coconut oil /olive oil
300-400g of green veggies, sliced (such as – pak choi, spring onion, sugar snaps)
100-150g of mixed mushrooms, sliced
Optional (toasted sesame seeds)

Method
First make the miso sauce. In a bowl add the miso paste, chilli paste, ginger, garlic, coriander, peanut butter and fresh coriander. Add in a little water if it’s too thick, or even some coconut milk if you prefer. Then leave it aside until needed.
Cook the burgers as per the pack instructions and add a few spoons of the miso sauce on top and let them sit for two minutes off the heat. Cut them into large pieces and leave aside until assembly.
In a big wok cook, off your mushrooms and veggies until they’ve browned. Do this in small batches or even each item separately so you don’t overcrowd the pan. Add a few tablespoons of your sauce and cook for one minute more.
Place the pieces of burger on top of the veggies and serve with some salad or a portion of stir fried rice or noodles.
Enjoy, Eoin!

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Violet Queen’ Superfood Vegan Salad

24 Aug

‘Violet Queen’ Superfood Salad in Apple Cider Vinegar and Maple Dressing, Served with Dee’s Spicy Bean Burger’s.

Violet queen’ aka purple cauliflower, is a stunningly vibrant ingredient and perfect in this tasty superfood salad, made with a delicious mild sweet dressing.

You will need:
¼ purple cauliflower
1 bulb of fennel
90g broccoli
1-2 packs of Dee’s Spicy Bean Burger’s
Horseradish sauce (1 tsp per burger)
Salt/pepper
Oil to cook with
For the dressing –
2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of sea salt
Some pepper

Method:
Thinly slice all the vegetables to the same thickness.
Mix all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and pour some over the vegetables with a dash of salt and pepper and leave aside for a few minutes.
Cook the burgers in a hot pan with some oil. Spread a little horseradish on the burger add a pinch of salt and pepper cook on both sides, as per packet instructions.
Serve with the crunchy salad and enjoy!
A superb healthy gluten free lunch or snack.

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Vegan Pearl Barley Risotto with Dee’s vegan sausages. Yum!

14 Aug

Pearl Barley Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dee’s Leek and Onion Sausages.

I got the idea for this recipe after had a delicious spelt and butternut squash risotto in Dublin last year. It was wonderfully filling, yet slightly sweet. I added a touch of rocket to give it a pepper bite to cut through the sweetness and a little pinch of basil for a classic taste.

You will need:
1-2 packs of Dee’s Leek and Onion Sausages
2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion, diced
300g pearl barley
1 litre of veg stock
2 garlic cloves, chopped
10g Basil
1 small butternut squash, (cut into cubes and tossed in some oil and fresh herbs such as, thyme, rosemary and garlic.)
25-45g rocket

Method:
Preheat the oven to 190° C and roast the butternut squash with the herbs, garlic and oil for about 10-15 minutes, until browned.
In a pot, heat the olive oil, add in the diced onion and sauté until lightly browned. Next add in the barley and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil and let it simmer gently for 20-25 minutes until the water is gone and the barley is sticky.
Take the pot off the heat and mix in the chopped Basil (reserve some to garnish) and let sit for 2-3 minutes, then add in the rocket and stir.
When the butternut squash is done, leave aside and cook the sausages according to packet instructions (I baked them in the oven.)
Place a portion of the barley risotto in a bowl and scatter over some of the butternut squash and basil leaves on top. Place the sausages and give it a final drizzle of olive oil to finish.

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Raw Rainbow Ribbon Salad with a Maple, Thyme and Grapefruit Dressing

13 Aug

Bursting with colour and flavour, this is the ideal summer salad to impress your friends with! Fresh and tasty, this raw summer salad is also a cinch to make. Enjoy, Eoin!

You will need:
2 figs, cut into quarters
3-4 grape tomatoes cut (optional)
2 passion fruit
7g of Thyme leaves
Salt

For the dressing –
½ grapefruit, juiced
30mls maple syrup
30mls oil

For the veggies –
4-5 asparagus ribbons
1 carrot ribbon
1 courgette ribbon
1 Beetroot, thinly sliced

Method:
Using a veggie peeler or mandolin slicer, make your veggie ribbons as per the ingredients.

Leave aside and start on the dressing.

Using a whisk, mix the maple syrup and the grapefruit juice, slowly add the oil and one of the passion fruit seeds/flesh. Then add the thyme and salt to taste.

Mix all the veggie ribbons, minus the beetroot, with some of the dressing.

Place on a plate and then add the beetroot, figs and tomatoes around the plate. (see pic)

Add a little more dressing and add some of the passion fruit seeds on top for a garnish

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

  
  

Low Carb Vegan Bangers and Mash

11 Aug

Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking to reduce my carb intake and replace it with some healthier complex carbs, so I’ve been reinventing some classic dishes. This is a fab take on bangers and mash and it’s delicious.

 

You will need:

1 head of cauliflower

Salt / pepper

1 clove of garlic

2 spring onions, chopped

100mls soya milk

1 pack of Dee’s Vegan Sausages

1 small tin of beans

 

Method:

Cut the cauliflower into evenly sized pieces and steam for 7-10 minutes until soft.

Next, place the pieces into a blender with all of the other ingredients, except the milk. Blend until smooth and add the soya milk if needed.

Alternatively you can use a potato masher to mash the cauliflower, then separately chop the garlic, add to the cauliflower and stir in the chopped spring onions

Cook the sausages according to instructions, I grilled mine.

Heat the beans for about 3-5 minutes.

Place the mash on a plate, add the sausages and top with the beans!

Yummy low carb bangers and mash!

 

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