Monday, 3 February 2014

The Ordinary Vegan - Stuffing

Stuffing isn't the first thing you think of when thinking of vegan food, as it is traditionally used to stuff dead birds when roasting them :-( however, most sage and onion stuffing mixes sold in the supermarkets are actually vegan and can be super quick and easy to make. They are cheap and make a tasty side dish to a vegan roast, no dead birds required! 

All supermarkets sell packet mixes of stuffing, this one above is from Aldi and is around 70p for a box. I use around a third of a packet to serve two of us, so this makes around 6 servings. All you need to do is add hot water to the mix in a bowl, stir and leave for 10 minutes to thicken. Then pour the mixture into a greased oven proof dish or roll into small balls and place on a greased baking tray and bake for around 25 minutes until crispy on the outside. Delicious with sprouts, nut roast, potatoes, mock meats and steamed vegetables. Don't forget the gravy!

Here was my Christmas dinner with lots of lovely stuffing:

What other surprising vegan foods have you discovered? Let me know in the comments below. Of course, it is simple to make a stuffing from scratch too and if home-cooked food is more your thing, pop back tomorrow for another Vegan Recipe of the Week.

Big Vegan Love,


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