Vegan lemon curd

Question: What do you do with a couple of overgrown courgettes [zucchini] that have been languishing in the cupboard for the past, well, several weeks? Answer: why you make vegan lemon curd, of course! I’d…

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Vegan okara “meat”loaf

One of the great British traditions is the Sunday Roast. Never mind that a Sunday Roast usually consists of carved up pieces of animals, vegan roast dinners are just so much better! Today I decided…

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Mezze meal and a Methuselah squash

Tonight’s meal was what we call a mezze meal. Basically it’s bits of this and that, not related by cuisine or theme. One of our mezzes may include: fried snacks, eg. samosas or spring rolls;…

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Mushroom & vegan pepperoni pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? Tonight I wanted to make a mushroom and pepperoni-type pizza. At first I was going to make seitan pepperoni, but then I came across a recipe for pepperoni topping made from…

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Viana chickenless nuggets

Occasionally I buy faux meaty things instead of making them myself… but sometimes it’s research, ya know, so that I can try to back-engineer the products to make at home. My favourite company for back-engineering…

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Creamy coconut chickpea soup

The weather has taken a cold turn these past couple of days, and that’s put me in the mood for soup! This creamy and delicious chickpea soup is a favourite. The coconut milk makes it…

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Buddha bowls!

I looove Buddha bowls… my name for a ginormous bowl of stir-fried veggies and sauce. A favourite in the Thrifty household is spicy chilli sauce. Fresh chillies, garlic and chilli bean paste make for an…

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Slow-cooked seitan beef

Awhile back, I came across a recipe for slow-cooked seitan and have been wanting to try it ever since. Usually I am not coordinated enough to start preparing a meal the day before, but this…

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Okara veggie hotdogs

Anyone who makes their own soymilk knows all about the okara mountain. The soybean pulp left over from a batch of homemade soymilk used to just get composted here at Chez Thrifty. Now, however, I’ve…

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