Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vegan Thanksgiving / Christmas Recipe Ideas for Vegetarians

Vegetarian Vegan Thanksgiving / Christmas Recipe idea with cranberries

“Turk-ish” Christmas Strudel

Options for Vegetarians and Vegans are usually woefully inadequate and  fail to live up to expectations for a celebration Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. So many chefs don't have the imagination or training to concoct a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas fayre. Some chef's are just too arrogant and conceited to realise that the world has moved on since they first started cooking dishes and that many more people are eating more vegan food for various reasons such as the Environment (like Director James Cameron) for Health (like President Bill Clinton) or for animal welfare reasons (like Boxer Mike Tyson)

Fry's Vegetarian have a selection of recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas that use their vegan, kosher, halal meat free meats. The recipes have a nod to the traditional with meaty texture and taste but a big emphasis on vegetables too. Chefs should be able to keep everyone happy with these kind of dishes be they allergic to shellfish, dairy intolerant, meat free, vegan or kosher.


Scampi - ish Vegan Fish Free Seafood Cocktail

Fry's vegan crispy pops on a bed of salad with a tangy dressing reminiscent of prawn or scampi cocktail

Christmas Turkey - ish Vegan Chestnut and Cranberry Strudel

With roast vegetables and dairy free cheesy kaleb and Herby beanie stuffing balls


Serve with a traditional nutty christmas pudding and custard made with cornflour, vanilla and oat or almond milk

Finish with port wine and a cheese board of Vegusto award winning dairy free vegan cheese 

Thanksgiving / Christmas vegan Party Snacks

Christmas / Thanksgiving vegan snack - savoury mince pie

For vegan party snack recipes also try these Thanksgiving / Christmas vegan Frys ideas

Savoury Vegan Mince Pies using Frys beef style mince

Mini Polony vegan Pizzas using Frys vegetarian legendary polony and Vegusto Melting Vegan Cheese

Thanks to Veggievision and Foods for Life

Monday, October 08, 2012

Vegan Lasagne Recipe with Vegusto Mince + Vegan Cheese

Vegan Lasagne with Vegusto Mince and Cheese - YouTube

Vegetarian Vegan Lasagne recipe using award winning free from dairy free low fat vegan vegusto no moo vegan cheese (cheesesauce, melty and mildly aromatic) and the high protein vegan Vegusto veggie mince

With award winning vegan chef Tony Bishop-Weston author of  The Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking in the Vegusto TV kitchen

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Traditional Vegan/Vegetarian Festive Roast Dinner Recipe

Vegan cooking on Vegusto TV - Thanksgiving / Christmas Roast Dinner Recipe for Vegans and Vegetarians

Tony Bishop-Weston back in the kitchen(Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking - see below) cooks up a festive /christmas / Thanksgiving roast dinner using delicious Vegusto products and a rainbow of vegetables including, roast parsnips, curly Kale with cheese and peas (using the Vegusto award winning vegan free-from dairy free cheese sauce), orange carrots with coriander and of course roast potatoes.

Classic Beans On Toast Vegan Vegusto Recipe

Vegan recipe - cooking video from Vegusto
Tony Bishop-Weston (Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking)in the Vegusto Kitchen cooks up a vegan recipe for classic beans on toast with knobs on. High protein, complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, 2-3 portions of your five a day (beans, peas, carrots, curly kale) and using some of the vegusto faux meat slicing sausage and a vegan cheese from the award winning huge range of vegusto dairy free cheeses

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking: Vegan Cook Book

World Vegetarian And Vegan News: The Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking: : Tony Bishop-Weston, Yvonne Bishop-Weston: Vegan Cook Books

vegan cookbook
 The perfect Christmas present this Christmas, 150 vegan recipes, 750 photographs and a comprehensive introduction to healthy vegan living.

The Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking

A paperback version of the Complete book of Vegan Cooking Vegan Cookbook.

Ask the Vegan Society to save you one or Viva!, Animal Aid, - published on World Vegan Day / One World Day.

RRP is £11.99.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How To Make Healthy Shakes (Shakes Ice cream Punches)

How To Make Healthy Shakes (Shakes Ice Cream Punches)

Tony Bishop-Weston on Video Jug Making Healthy Raw fruit and Vegetable Smoothies and Ice Cream

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Marmite Smoothie ? Another Recipe

Marmite Smoothie ? Again ?

Cucumber, cherry and Apple Marmite Smoothie
I know, I know but Marmite is the new black apparently, anyway we tried this Marmite smoothie recipe.

250ml Orange Juice (or grapfruit)
160g Frozen Cherries
1 Apple (remove core)
80g of Cucumber
80g Curly Kale (chopped)
8 g Marmite
1 x Slice of Fresh Ginger
4 x Vegetarian / Vegan Omega 3 DHA / EPA Supplement Capsules

Blend until smooth smoothie - slice of cucumber to garnish

This is equivilent to about 6 x 80g portions of your 5 a Day fruit and vegetable quota so even if you shared it that's still 3 portions of fruit and veg and 400mg each of long chain Omega 3 DHA

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Anti-Oxidant Rch Smoothie Recipe

Vegan Smoothie shake recipe

Provamel Lime and Lemon Balm Yogurt Smoothie with Lavender and Goji Berries

Preparation Time: Less than 5 mins
Serves: 1
300ml Provamel Lime and Lemon Balm Yogurt
4 frozen strawberries
1 tbsp Goji berries
1 tsp lavender syrup or ¼ tsp lavender flowers

If not sweet enough for your tastebuds add 1 tsp of maple syrup

- Add the Provamel Lime and Lemon Balm Yogurt to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and blitz until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy for its relaxing qualities and powerful nutritional ingredients.

Monday, February 20, 2012

: Marmite Smoothie Recipe

World Vegetarian And Vegan News: Marmite Smoothie Recipe

The definative new National Vegetarian Week Marmite Smoothie Recipe. I thought of all the things I like that go with that Miso / Marmite Umami savoury taste - Cucumber, apple, Tofu, seaweed, lime and then a traditional Japanese flavour such as Ginger. You could add some wasabi horseradish in if you like that kinda thing....

National Vegetarian Week Omega 3 Marmite Smoothie Recipe

1/2 fresh cucumber
1 generous teaspoon of Marmite
1 handful of chopped curly Kale
1 small slice of fresh ginger
Juice of 1 lemon or limI
80g fresh bean curd / tofu
1 sheet of nori (sushi) seaweed
1 Kiwi, apple and Lime Innocent Smoothie
2 capsules of Vegan Omega 3 DHA / EPA (400mg DHA)

Whizz together in a blender with a couple of ice cubes.

Vote for an Innocent Marmite Smoothie trial at Bristol Vegfest during National Vegetarian Week

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vegetarian Vegan Haggis Recipe from Scottish Cookbook

Scottish Vegetarian Vegan Scots Haggis Recipe - Vegan Cookbook

vegetarian vegan scottish haggisOK found it! Vegan Scottish Haggis recipe from Scotland's legendary Award winning Vegan Guest house Taigh Na Mara on the shores of Lochbroom nr Ullapool and Tony Weston (Remember him?) Happy Burns Night / Day

Vegan Main Course Recipes - Vegetarian/Vegan HAGGIS

Wee Scottish beastie, and mashed root vegetables - Main

The Haggis is a traditional Scottish game played as part of a dinner ceremony most usually on St Andrews Day, at New Year, on Burn's Night (25th January) or whenever there are tourists about. Burn's night celebrates the birthday of the man who wrote "should auld acquaintance be forgot" and other famous Scottish ditties.
Haggis is actually a pudding but served for main course in keeping with other confusing Scottish traditions like a wee dram meaning a very large whisky or "fine day" meaning it's only rained 5 times since breakfast. One of the main ingredients of Haggis is oats so it's easy to make a vegan version and there were about 5 different ones available last time we counted. There's even a tinned one (without legs) that's exported all over the world. The nearest thing to it is something like nut/meatloaf or faggots but lighter and fluffier because it is usually boiled.
If they don't sell the little fellows in your part of the world try this recipe.
Serves 4
4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 swede turnip, peeled, very finely chopped (or squash)
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh root ginger
125 g (4 oz) porridge oats
50 g (2 oz) coconut oil
1 Onion, chopped
4 mushrooms, chopped
1 carrot, scrubbed and finely chopped.
200 g (7 oz) cooked kidney beans, chopped
3 teaspoons yeast extract
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
1 teaspoon chopped sage
2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
50 g (2 oz) walnuts, chopped
½ teaspoon powdered nutmeg
2 tablespoons Lime juice
1 tablespoon whiskey or balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
For the mash
2 tablespoons vegan margarine (free from hydrogenated oils)
1 tablespoon soya cream
salt and pepper
½ teaspoon chopped rosemary
1. In a large saucepan bring the potatoes to the boil in water and simmer for 30 minutes until soft.
2. In another saucepan of boiling water simmer all but 125 g (4 oz) of the swede with the fresh root ginger for 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile in a large non-stick frying pan gently toast the oats in 25 g (1 oz) of the coconut oil until golden brown about 2 minutes. Take care to keep stirring to avoid them burning. Put to one side in a dish.
4. Now gently fry the onions, 125 g (4 oz) of the Swede, mushrooms and carrots in the remaining coconut oil for about 10 minutes until the turnips are starting to get soft. Add in the chopped kidney beans and stir until hot.
5. In a large bowl mix up the fried vegetables with the oats and remaining spices, juices, oil and walnuts.
6. Divide mixture into 4 oven proof ramekins, cover each dish with foil and place in a deep sided roasting tray half filled with boiling water in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4 and broil for 30 minutes.
To serve: Reheat drain and mash the swede and fresh root ginger with the 1 tablespoon of the margarine, salt and pepper. Reheat drain and mash the potatoes with the soya cream, 1 tablespoon of margarine and rosemary. Tip out the wee beastie from the ramekin onto each plate with a few spoonfuls each of the mash potato and swede.
Garnish: With Bagpipe music, a Robert Burns poem or song and a wee dram (a rather large glass) of whisky.

Vegan Selkirk Grace
Some hae meat and canna eat
an Some wud eat that want it
But we're replete and eat nae meat
An sae the lord be thankit

With apologies to descendants of Robert 'Rabbie' Burns by Capt James Tea Cook ex Taigh Na Mara, Lochbroom, Nr Ullapool
see also Macsweens Haggis - Stahley's Haggis