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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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Dee’s Caramelised Onion “Sausage” Bites – Vegan Christmas Party Food

14 Nov Vegan Christmas Party Food

Serves 14 people – total recipe cost of €2.50

This recipe is a result of an experiment in my kitchen last night, it’s quite easy and very tasty AND is less than 100 calories per serving (that’s one skewer with 3 sausage bites).  Yes, it is a little early but recipe testing has begun for the holiday season!
Ingredients:

500g of Tofu, I used the one from Dunnes which costs €2.00 (found in the salad section)

1/2 cup vegetable stock (drop of wine if you have it red or white will do)

80g brown rice flour (you could also use normal flour reduce to 50g)

100g of porridge oats

3 shallots (1 medium onion) diced finely

3 cloves of garlic (crushed)

1 desertspoon of marmite

1 teaspoon dried parsely

2 teaspoons dried sage

1 tsp mustard

1 tsp white pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp of toasted sesame oil

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  Combine tofu and vegetable stock in a blender, process until almost smooth.  This mixture will be quite wet.  In a pan add a drop of oil then add the sliced shallots (or onions) with the sugar and salt and cook at a low heat until brown add the crushed garlic towards the end of cooking.  Add this mixture to the blender and blitz again for 2 seconds.

Pour the wet mixture from the blender into a bowl, add all the other ingredients and mix until you get a doughy texture, .  The mixture will be quite soft but if you feel it is too wet to handle add in some more rice flour.
Cut a rectangular piece of tinfoil and brush with the toasted sesame oil/or normal oil.  Form the mixture into a loaf shape in the the centre of the foil and wrap with the tinfoil.
Place in the oven at 180C for 15 mins and reduce heat to 150C for 45 mins.  Leave to sit for a few mins before slicing.  Thread onto skewers  3 bites per skewer, and serve with a sweet chilli sauce.

TIP – Slices of this are delicious in sandwiches too with some cranberry sauce.

 

NUTRITION INFO

PER SERVING

Calories 84.6 Kcal

Carbohydrate 10g

Fibre 1.3g

Sugar 0.4g

Total fat 3.4g

Sat fat 0.6g

The good: This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Manganese.

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