The days of vegan cakes made from sunflower oil and sandwiches filled with tragic slices of faux meat are over. From actually good 'cheese' made from coconut (thanks, Sainsbury's) to fake fried chicken that's so decadent it hurts, the UK is getting good at this stuff.
From the fish oil sub you've never heard of, to a Parmesan replacement to set your pasta on fire, try these out if you're cutting down on your animal products.
Don't judge it by its name. Nutritional yeast – as it says on its passport – is yeast that's been dried up, to de-activate it. It's used as a Parmesan replacement, as the cheesey, umami flavour and the fact that it comes in sprinkle form makes it perfect to layer on your spaghetti.
Hubby @roaming_kuba 😘 and I had watermelon for dinner but now I'm hungry again looking at my lunch photo. 😍 Pasta is just too good! . I sautéed onion, mushrooms, cabbage, peppers and carrots and seasoned them with bay leaf, oregano, thyme, tomato paste and nutritional yeast. ✨ Nooch is so good in sauces and sprinkled on top of everything! . And fortunately one of my avocados worked out today. 🥑😄 Pasta and avocado sounds like a weird combo but it was delicious! 😋
So. Omega 3 doesn't actually come directly from oily fish – it comes via krill that said oily fish eat, who in turn, have eaten algae – which is where the fatty acid comes from. Nowadays, we can cut out the swimming middlemen and get the goodness straight from the algae source, via these handy capsules.
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That barbecue flavour – so smokey, so delicious – is one of the best things about meat. With liquid smoke, made from liquified gases released from burning wood, you can get that complexity of flavour. Add to slow cooked jackfruit and wrap with guacamole in a taco, to haricot beans to pair with sweet potatoes or to sliced aubergine to pair with a chopped slaw.
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Not like the prince of darkness. Like a high protein meat replacement that's made from wheat. Diced and fried, it's got a wondrously similar texture to legit chicken. Boom.
Flax seed 'egg'
Pancakes, cakes – all the best things – need their ingredients binding together, to make something good. Normally, that binder would be an egg. But if you're cutting back, try this clever hack. Grind down one tablespoon of flax seeds in a coffee or spice grinder, before whisking into three tablespoons of water, until it becomes a little jelly-like, for one 'egg.' Use in your recipe as normal.