The Vegan Kind March Review

The March box of The Vegan Kind subscription is again full of goodies. A real mixed ‘bag’ of the useful and surprising. Here’s what it contained:

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Green Frog Natural Washing Up Liquid 500ml (RRP £1.69)

I have not tried this yet but I love the packaging, so it looks cute next to my sink. This product contains essential oils to keep your hands soft (multi-purpose!) , is made from natural ingredients and has a lovely light lemon scent. http://greenfrogsoap.co.uk/

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Saf Express Raw Coconut Cookies (RRP £4.29)

I was particularly excited about these cookies, especially as I am on a bit of a coconut kick at the moment.  To start with they are a little jaw breaking as you bite into them which I wasn’t expecting but then once I got my chops around them and started chewing, the taste was great. www.safrestaurant.co.uk/saf-express 

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On the Pulse Hot Chicks chickpeas (RRP £1.00)

Addictive!!  A great alternative to nuts, these roasted chickpeas had a mildly spicy taste and an addictive personality.  Will most certainly be purchasing more of these.  www.onthepulsefoods.com 

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Pulsin Raw Choc Brownie (RRP £1.91)

Not my first time trying this snack bar and I have to say I am a big fan of the Pulsin range.  Can’t say this would satisfy a brownie craving but it was still pretty yummy.  My favourite of this range though is the Vanilla Chocolate Chip which tastes like a naughty treat (the best kind).I absolutely love these bars and they have fast become a regular pre and post gym protein boost. http://www.pulsin.co.uk

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Flavour Magic Harrisa Powder (RRP £3.00)

I indeed tried this spice mix when making sweet potato fries as suggested by the included recipe for Lentil burgers which you can also see my recreation of below.  Great tasting burgers and the sweet potatoes were absolutely delicious.  Hope to find some more creative ways to use this handy spice mix too.  Any suggestions? www.flavourmagic.com 

 

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So in conclusion, The Vegan Kind continues to smash my expectations and I can not wait to receive my new box every month.

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Pub Grub review: Coach and Horses

For my boyfriend’s birthday last month, we decided to visit London’s First Vegetarian pub.  A proper traditional English pub with a vegetarian menu.  This place has great reviews and we were certainly not disappointed.

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Although, the menu is rather small and the vegan options on the menu were a little limited, everything we had was amazing.  We shared two starters of the standard fave; Humous, crudites and warmed bread which was delish and the more inventive beetroot ravioli which was filled with a yummy cashew cheese. For mains, we both went for the highly recommended Tofush and Chips which consisted of tofu wrapped in seaweed and battered in ale served with minted peas and a sensational avocado tartar sauce. Wowzers trousers!!  This was something else. A slightly ‘fishy’ taste and a mouth watering texture.  The chips were pretty great too.

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So, if you can’t tell we were big fans of this place and when we are in need of some comforting, filling dishes, we will be back in a flash.

http://www.thecoachandhorsessoho.co.uk/

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Recipe Time: Vegan Fry-up

Well it’s not really a recipe, just an arrangement of small dishes really but here’s how to do a most satisfying full English fry up without the never necessary meat element.

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Tofu scramble – I call myself a vegan and I had never before attempted a Tofu scramble. Shameful. And it wasn’t half bad. I added sliced mushrooms and onions. Here’s the recipe I followed from the very wonderful Post Punk Kitchen. I love the fact that you can make so many different variations. I also added a little chilli powder for an extra kick.  http://www.theppk.com/2009/10/tof-u-and-tof-me-scrambled-tofu-revisited/

Veggie sausages – the favourites in our household are Linda McCartney’s (I really wish there were more vegan friendly options in the range). Let me know what your favourite vegan sausages are as I’ve not found one to beat these yet.

Toast and Baked Beans – pretty self explanatory. If you want to go all fancy and make your own baked beans; I like this recipe: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/homemade-baked-beans-3611

Tomatoes, Mushroom and Onion – heat oil on low-med heat, add onions and cook for a few minutes then add sliced mushrooms and tomatoes with some mixed herbs and garlic salt.

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So there you have it, a very easy vegan version of the good ol’ English cooked breakfast. Would love to know any more ideas you have to veganise this dish.

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London Vegan Bird

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