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My Top 5 Speedy Vegetarian Dinners.

Hello Everyone hope your all well, for today’s post I will be sharing my favourite vegetarian dinners. Now I have recently become a vegetarian on the grounds of watching a horrific slaughter-house video that just made me think about eating meat, now I am currently just vegetarian and not gone all out vegan, even though I need to stay away from dairy products anyway since I am also lactose intolerant. So When I first started this diet I was really struggling on what to eat for dinner, since that is when my family would eat meat products mainly, so I popped to my local supermarket which is waitrose and picked up a little meat alternative bits and these are the Top 5 things I like to have if I’m in a rush or I just don’t feel like cooking from scratch.

Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages.vegetarian-sausages-packshot

Now I was really amazed by these now I’m not actually not too keen on normal pork sausages, so I was comprehensive when I got these, but they are the best sausages I have ever had they are full with so much flavour, I normally think there is a stigma attached to vegetarian/ vegan foods that they are not going to be tasty, but these was better than the real deal in my opinion. I partnered these with a good helping of mash potato and a small tin of baked beans. It has become one of my favourite meals since starting this diet.

Quorn chicken and Mushroom Pie.

SCY250This is another great comfort food favourite of mine that I thought I would miss with not eating meat, but when I found this in waitrose I just had to try it and it really was just as good if not better than the real deal. I partnered this one with some buttery mashed potato and Heinz Five Beans Baked beans, and it was super yummy.

 

 

 

Linda McCartney vegetarian country pies.

deep-dish-country-pies-packshotAnother product from Linda McCartney food, you may see quite a few in this post because I just think that these products taste the best out of the other products on the market. Now this one is another that is so full of flavour it is unreal how much I love it. I partner this one with some mash and green vegetables like green beans etc.

Linda McCartney vegetarian mushroom and mozzarella burgers.mushroom-spinach-burgers-packshot

These are really tasty and have a lot of flavour that is a recurring aspect to the Linda
McCartney range, now I don’t normally like burgers, But I was intrigued to try these due to how good the rest of the products are so I tried them and loved them they are super yummy. I loved mine in a brioche bun with a slice of tomato and some chips.

 

 

 

Homemade Pasta Bake.

This one is really easy to make and you just really need 3 ingredients which is Cooked Pasta, Chopped tomatoes and cheese. You add the tomatoes and pasta in a baking dish then add the grated cheese on top and cook for about 20 minuets, or when the cheese melts and starts to brown. You can also add some herbs in with the tomatoes to add some flavour. This is great because it is quick and easy, doesn’t take too many ingrediants and tastes amazing, it is one of my favourites.

 

So these was my top 5 favourite vegetarian Dinners, I hope you found this useful and enjoyed this post. This was not a paid promotion in any way, and all of the opinions in this post are of my own. All Images have been linked to their rightful owners.

Thank You.

Hannah.

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Home made Chicken, leek and white wine pie recipe.

Hi everybody I’m finally back with another post, the reason I haven’t posted in a while is because I’ve taken some time away from most social media over the past couple of weeks since I have been very busy with my birthday and then also super busy with work since I’ve been doing extra hours etc. So anyway I’m back with my chicken, leek and white wine pie recipe now this is one I made from scratch except from the pastry, now I served mine with mashed potatoes and some mixed steamed vegetables, so I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Ingredients- 

2 tablespoons butter

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast.

2 cups Chicken stock 

2 medium leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

2 teaspoons dried thyme 

2 ½ tablespoons flour

1 glass white wine

1 ¼ cups milk 

salt

pepper

1 lb puff pastry ( I used ready rolled from the shop)

1 egg ( for egg wash on pastry)

Method- 

  1. In a large pan poach chicken until cooked all the way through in some chicken stock, carrots, leeks, thyme and salt & pepper.
  2. Once poached remove chicken and veg through a sieve and keep chicken stock in a separate jug.
  3. Tear chicken in to pieces with two forks. 
  4. Add butter and flour into pan and keep on stiring whilst that turns into paste, keep on adding the chicken stock bits at a time until you get to a smooth custard like consistency. 
  5. Once the roux has finished take off heat and keep to the side.
  6. Add the chicken and vegetables back into heat and add in white wine and milk and keep stiring keeping an eye that it doesn’t burn to bottom of pan, then add in the roux sauce made before and simmer until mixture thickens, stirring often.
  7. Once this is simmering roll out the pastry and cut out enough pastry to cover top of dish, it doesn’t need to be perfect at this stage as we will trim later
  8. Once your chicken mixture has thickened up, leave to cool slightly since putting pastry on top of it whilst it is still hot will cause the butter in the pastry to melt and it will become soggy.
  9. Once cooled add mixture to dish about 3/4 of the way, then add pastry on top, trim up the edges of your pie using a knife.
  10. Place in oven at 200°c, gas mark 6 just until the top of pasty has gone golden brown, mine took around 15-20 minutes, but this may differ on other ovens. 
  11. Once golden brown take out of oven and enjoy with some mashed potatoes and vegetables on the side. 

So this was my recipe for my homemade chicken, leek and white wine pie, I hope you found this useful, thank you very much for reading.

Hannah.