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Tempeh spaghetti Bolognese

21 Sep

Inspiration : Since I stopped eating eat meet I have really been missing “spaghetti bolognese” so here is my twist on it #vegan

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200g of tempeh (chopped or crumbled)
Some Oil
2 Tins of diced canned tomatoes
1 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2-3 tablespoon of tomato purée
1 price of frozen spinach (30-40g)
10g of Basil chopped
1 stock cube
Seasoning
1-2 mixed herbs I
Spaghetti (as much as you want to cook) approx 80g dried pasta per person is recommended.

Method
Bring some water to the boil add some salt. Add spaghetti and cook according to instructions.

In a pot add some oil and cook onion until brown, add tempeh and cook for 2 mins.
Add tomato purée and cook for 2 mins, add the tins of diced tomatoes, spinach, mixed herbs and stock cube cook for 10min in med-low, when finish cooking add chopped Basil

When pasta is made strain and place in a bowl. Put the Tempeh Bolognese sauce on top, serve with some garlic bread and whole leaves of Basil

Tip
Use a food process on the pulse setting to cut the tempeh.

You can also use some nutritional yeast to give it a cheese flavour

– Eoin

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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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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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Dees Vegan Traditional Sausage “Burger” with Slow Cooked Caramelised Maple Onions

29 Jun


My friends and I would always make a luscious vegan ‘sausage’ burger packed with lots of onion and on a yummy toasted bun, whenever we would BBQ. I was chatting to them recently about my upcoming visit to see them and we decided we had to make this legendary BBQ treat again!

You will need:
1 packet of Dee’s Vegan Sausages
Seasoning of choice; such as Cajun, herbs, taco, etc.
1 medium onion, sliced
Salt /Pepper
15mls oil
20mls maple syrup
2 seeded or onion burger baps/buns
2 ripe tomatoes
A handful of Baby leaves

Method:
Firstly, heat a small pan with a little oil and add in the onion and some salt/pepper. Cook on low until brown and soft, after about 15 minutes add the maple syrup and cook another 3-4 minutes.

While the onions are cooking, season the sausages. I used 5-7g of Cajun seasoning to sprinkle on top, then cook the sausages according to the instructions on the pack (I grilled mine.)

Next, slice the tomatoes and toast the burger buns.

When everything is ready, place 3-4 tomato slices on the bottom of the bun, then top it with the sausage, onion and baby leaves and top it with the other half of the bun.

Then enjoy with your favourite summer drinks.

 

Top Tips:

You can prep the onion in larger batches and keep them in the fridge for 3-4 days and simply heat up as needed.

You can use all sorts of different types of buns or for the kids, why not use a cookie cutter to cut out a fun shape of toasted bread and use this as the bun.

Enjoy, Eoin.

 

 


  

Vegan Indian Spiced Carrot and Corn Fritters. Yum!

2 May

I had leftovers from my carrot and corn salad the other day and was looking for a way to use it up. So with some inspiration from a chef friend of mine who is from India, plus with my love of onion bhajis, this delicious recipe came about. You will need: 300g Carrot and corn salad 1 inch ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, chopped 100g -150g, gram flour Coconut oil 5-6 slices of good bread 50g roasted tomato relish 100g hummus Salt / pepper 1 tbsp of the following – Coriander powder Cumin powder Garam masala Onion seeds or fenugreek seeds Chili powder Method: Heat oven to 180c. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. There should be enough liquid from the carrots to make a batter. Form the batter into small patties using your hands. Heat some coconut oil in a pan and add the patties. Allow to brown on both sides, then cook in the oven for 2-3 minutes. If you don’t want to eat them right away, allow them to cool and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Once they are cooked, I like to serve them on a piece of toasted sourdough bread with hummus and topped with red pepper relish! Delish.     

Dee’s leek and onion Vegan Sausage with thyme mash and lentils cooked in red wine AKA “fancy bangers and mash”

13 Apr
Serves 2-3
What you need:
– 1 pack of Dee’s vegan sausages
– 500g potatoes
– 1-2 teaspoons fresh thyme
– 25ml olive oil/vegan butter
– a little dairy free milk
– 250g Puy lentils
– 125 ml red wine
– 50g tomato puree
– 1 stock cubs
– 2-3 garlic cloves sliced
– 1 teaspoon of thyme
salt/pepper
Method:
– Soak the lentils over night, or for about 6 hours.
– Cook sausages as per instructions.
– Cut and steam/boil potatoes, till a knife goes through the potatoes easily. Mash and season with some salt and pepper, olive oil/vegan butter and 1-2 teaspoon of thyme. Add milk if your mash is a still too dry.
– In a small pot, add the drained, soaked lentils, red wine, thyme, sliced garlic, tomato puree and stock cube. Simmer for 10-15min or until the lentils are cooked. There should still be a little liquid, if not add some water.
– When all is ready, serve with the mash in the middle of the dish, lentils dashed around, and the sausage leaning the the mash
Tips:
– Put the thyme in a lunch bag and leave it in the freezer over night. Give it a shake and most of the leaves will fall right off. This makes it easier to use. Use as normal in recipes.
– I love to leave the skin on the potatoes. Even when I plan to mash them. It add extra nutrition, and a nice texture. Try it.

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