Meat Free Monday - recipe #1

5 November 2018

Animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5% of global emissions, so reducing the amount of meat in your diet is a great way to have a positive impact on the environment. There are health benefits too, as experts advise eating less red meat and little, if any, processed meat.   

Small changes - such as having one meat-free day a week - can make a big difference and may also lead to a bigger shift in eating habits.

So why not try Meat Free Monday – to help you we’ll be providing a great vegan recipe every week throughout November, and the first offering are delicious sausage rolls.  

Ingredients:

1 tbsp oil

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 large white onion (finely chopped)

200g chopped mushroom of choice - I’d go for a fancier one like Shiitake, or even Oyster

3-4 Sprigs of thyme (can use dried herbs)

2 tbsp of tamari or soy sauce

100g cashews (pulsed in a food processor until you get a breadcrumb like texture)

Vegan puff pastry of choice (make it yourself if you’re really talented)

Sesame seeds (optional topping)

Method:

  1. Add 1 tbsp of oil to a pan with the finely chopped onion and garlic, leave to cook down for two minutes
  2. Add the mushrooms with the thyme and tamari/soy sauce and let it cook down
  3. Add the cashew crumbs to the pan and the mixture should the start to thicken into a ‘sausage stuffing’ texture
  4. Roll out the puff pastry and cut into appropriate sizes for mini sausage rolls
  5. Let the pan mixture cool down and then squish together in your hands into ‘sausages’. Put the ‘sausages’ on top of your puff pastry
  6. Roll the puff pastry over the top of the sausage mixture. Score the top of the pastry and brush a little oil over the top - you can also add some sesame seeds if you’d like
  7. Bake in the oven according to the packet puff pastry instructions

 

We hope you enjoy making these, we’re sure you’ll enjoy eating them!

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