There are two reasons why I was excited when Rollagranola got in touch to introduce me to its granola range: firstly, I love granola but I rarely buy it as most granola products (in the mainstream supermarkets near me) contain honey so they’re not vegan (and unlikely to be ethical) so I try to avoid them; and secondly, I’ve had my eye on making a granola-based stuffing recipe for Christmas, so it was perfect timing.
If you’re reading this post just before Christmas then it might offer some vegan cooking inspiration just in time, but otherwise, these dairy-free and egg-free vegan stuffing balls with granola would make a great addition to any roast (or any dinner!) at any time of year.
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Now, here’s something I never cook with – pastry. Combined with cheese (vegan), it’s a double-wammy combo that I wouldn’t normally turn to, but Whole Foods Market kindly sent me This Is Not Cheese Sauce by Willicroft to try so I thought I’d give something new a go – it’s festive season, after all.
This is actually the first time I’ve ever made anything with puff pastry and I have to say, I’m so surprised at how easy it was. Could this be a new thing for me? The Willicroft cheese also made it extra easy.
This dish took minutes to assemble, less than 15 minutes to cook and looked great on the table. So for all you beginner pastry cooks out there, give this a go!
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I’ve now had 32-ish vegetarian Christmases (since I was nine!) and 15-ish vegan Christmases (since I was 25) – and this year I’m pretty excited about the ever-growing choices popping up for vegan Christmas food. I’ve even noticed some online stores showing a separate sections dedicated to a vegetarian and vegan Christmas. Hoorah!
Today’s post is on Cole’s Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding from Whole Foods Market (£6.99) – where you can find massive ranges of vegan, natural and organic foods – that was kindly sent to me to try.
While I’m not that big on Christmas pudding itself, I was interested to write about it because it’s such as centrepiece traditional dessert that I’m sure there’ll be people looking for gluten-free and vegan Christmas pudding options. It’s also nut-free and alcohol-free, making it perfect for all of these dietary requirements.
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