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Days like this are my absolute favourite. New vegan meals have arrived at Tesco stores across the nation and I am absolutely buzzing! Nothing beats new food choices, especially when you are vegan and especially when it is in your local supermarket (try driving 45 minutes to your nearest whole foods and paying ridiculous prices for something because it is labelled as vegan). Bonus feature .. these meals are ready meals! Need I say any more?

Wicked Kitchen was created exclusively for Tesco in collaboration with US Plant-Pushing Chef Derek Sarno and today I got to stock up and try some for myself in collaboration with Tesco! I made (i.e. heated!) up the Curried Cauli, Onion Bhaji curry, the BBQ Mushroom Sourdough Pizza and the Tofu Slaw Sandwich! Take a look below. As much as I love making my food myself from scratch, I love the convenience of vegan meals like this so I can grab and take them on the go – if you have a microwave at work it is absolutely ideal! I love the hassle free convenience of food that needs just a few minutes in the microwave or if you are after a flavour packed sandwich it is ready to eat right out the pack!

These meals were also super affordable at just £3-£4 per one! 

The pizza was by far my favourite, and I don’t even like mushrooms! In just 8 minutes this pizza came out of the oven crispy and pipping hot, perfect lunch time munch!

Whoever said vegan food is boring, definitely didn’t know what to eat. I am so happy that Tesco have expanded their meal selection to house this amazing range of vegan meals! Make sure you pop into your local Tesco or shop online to try them for yourself and be sure to comment what you think!

The boxed meals for the microwave are just as delicious as the oven cooked pizza, which was also just as delicious as the refrigerated sandwich!! If I had to pick just one for you to try I would say the pizza as it is a little different and it’t not everyday you get to have vegan pizza for lunch for £4 from your local supermarket!

 

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Hello wonderful people! In my most recent YouTube vlog you will see Marco and I going out for dinner in Glasgow. Now to be fair we probably split our restaurant time 50/50 between vegan and non vegan restaurants. We love vegan restaurants of course but they tend to be dress down, very much chilled out, more bar/gig scene than dress up restaurants. That is why we venture out to non vegan restaurants that happen to cater VERY well for vegans as well as non vegans. In this week’s restaurant venture you will see us hit up a well known restaurant in Glasgow, Red Onion. Neither of us had visited before, mostly because we were unaware of the vegan menu on offer but boy we will be returning!

This is the type of restaurant you go to for a nice vegan meal, the fine dining type of experience. The kind you would get to dress up a bit to go along to, or the spot you would pick for an occasion dinner. It is a lot more “date night scene” than the typical vegan gig joint you find in Glasgow!

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and head chef himself, a personal chef to none other than Bryan Adams over the years serving up vegan food to the star. Yes I know, it is pretty cool! Naturally we went for the vegan taster menu.  A 6 course taster menu filled with the best flavour combinations known to my taste buds. Yes I am going to talk this restaurant up because the food was supreme.  You can also order vegan items from the regular menu but I would highly suggest giving the 6 course taster menu a go! It was a totally different experience to anything Marco or I had ever had before.

You can see a copy of the menu above. My favourite 3 items out of the 6 had to be the “haggis” bon bons, the roast pumpkin tart and of course the brownies – duh. Every single course we had was honestly 10/10, absolutely delicious, full of fresh flavours and just simply divine. I honestly cannot recommend trying this menu out enough! Check out the restaurant website here for full info and to book a table for your next dining out venture, I promise you will not be disappointed!

HEY GUYS! This weekend my sister and I checked out Glasgow’s latest vegan cafe spot .. Picnic. You can find this cute little cafe on Ingram Street. I must say that it is just what Glasgow needed. HEALTHY vegan food. We have plenty of vegan spots in Glasgow but it is not easy to grab some healthy sandwiches, wraps, soups, smoothies and juices .. not all from the one place anyway! Sarah and I tried the panini, the berry smoothies, the snowball (dessert of course) and LOVED IT!

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It is Monday morning. The time to set out good intentions. Get into the swing of good practises for the week ahead. A green juice smoothie sounded like the perfect idea. I am not the biggest fan of green juice supplements you buy especially in powder or capsule form that you mix with water. They are quiet simply foul. I like to actually enjoy eating healthy food. Crazy thought? Not quite. I made this epic green juice this morning with not only one but two green foods added in there combined with other ingredients to deliver .. wait for it ..not 5 of you 5 a day but of your 5 a day. And that is just breakfast.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ORANGES
  • 2 APPLES
  • 1 CARROT
  • 1 LEMON
  • CUP OF FROZEN MANGO AND OR PINEAPPLE
  • FROZEN OR FRESH SPINACH
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METHOD:

  1. RUN CARROT, APPLE, ORANGE AND LEMON THROUGH A JUICER
  2. POUR INTO A BLENDER ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE INGREDIENTS AND BLEND
  3. POUR INTO A GLASS AND ENJOY COLD!

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Oh hi! Welcome back to my blog 🙂 Marco and I ventured into Edinburgh yesterday and just had the best time eating out and having some fun (i would say in the sun but unfortunately it poured the whole day). We started off in this amazing little juice bar cafe called Juice Warrior and had the most amazing chocolate smoothie bowls for lunch! Now that Marco is vegan, he is even more keen to get out and try out some new vegan eating spots.

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The menu was actually really full or options which i was surprised at as usually juice bars have a limited availability! We both devoured the chocolate smoothie bowls and i am sitting here wishing i had another one right now! It was SOOOOOO GOOD!

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The fridges held all the yummy juice options but not only that they also were home to some good looking salads and of course DESSERTS! If you do not know me by now then one thing you must understand is that dessert is my favourite thing in the world. I have a love for raw healthy desserts especially as they trick the world into what part of naught and nice you are playing!

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I really cannot decide between the smoothie bowls, the juice and the raw desserts as to what was my favourite but i think a mix of the smoothie bowl and the vegan FO NUTS! -… RAW VEGAN DONUTS!! WHAT THE HECK!? They were unbelievably good .. pity they did not last long between Marco and I, we may have got carried away haha!

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If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh I HIGHLY RECOMMEND checking out Juice Warrior. You can find i try exiting the Waverly train station at the Scotsman Hotel lower level side and walking along the arches on the right hand side. 15 East Market Street, EH8 8FS!

I must must must share this brand with you. Oh hi, happy Monday! I have just finished guzzling a chocolate mylk by rebel kitchen … a dairy free and vegan friendly coconut mylk brand. I was fortunate to have a few flavours to try ranging from banana mylk, chocolate mylk, green matcha and chocolate orange. WOW. Maybe it’s because I am a self confessed chocoholic but the chocolate and chocolate orange flavours have won me over! I am now addicted. I have purchased other dairy free chocolate milks before but none have come close to this, not to mention other brands have funky ingredients and are loaded with … stuff. Rebel Kitchen mylks are not only dairy free they are wheat, gluten, refined sugar and nut free too! What is even better is the tiny ingredients list which consists of coconut milk, water and date nectar and then a few natural flavours! SO you really do not have an excuse not to try. The cartons are perfect single serve size (otherwise you would drown yourself in the mylk it seriously is that good!) so you can take them on the go with you, pack them into kids lunch boxes, add to smoothies, cereal, oats and more! There is literally no excuse not to run to your nearest Tesco, Waitrose or Wholefoods and stock up your fridge!

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Today was my first university exam at honours level and omg university is hard! So i thought i would treat my tummy and my taste buds with a stack of vegan pancakes topped with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce!

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INGREDIENTS:

~ 1 1/4 cup flour (i used oat flour – oats blended in my vitamix)

~ 2 tbsp coconut sugar

~ 1/2 tbsp. baking powder

~ 1 tsp vanilla extract

~ 1 1/4 cup plant based milk

~ 1/2 banana

Chocolate sauce

~ 1 tbsp cacao powder

~ 2 tbsp rice malt or maple syrup

METHOD:

1. Blend together or mix together all of the ingredients until smooth

2. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken or else you will have skinny runny pancakes

3. heat on a pan for 2 minutes either side

4. whilst cooking make your chocolate sauce by mixing 1 tbsp raw cacao powder with 2 tbsp rice malt or maple syrup

5.  top with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce

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