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Well #GBBO is back…we all know you like baking by the amount of times our baking article is viewed! It may not be a vegan baking show, but I always find inspiration and ideas from watching it. To celebrate we are doing a giveaway in honour of Great British Bake Off by giving away a thoroughly recommend British vegan baking book by the famous Ms. Cupcake of Brixton fame and one of the many flavoured icing sugars from the British company Sugar and Crumbs.

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Entries will be closed on Wednesday 20th September at 11.59pm, and one winner will be picked at random and announced on Friday 22nd September.

Included in the giveaway is; Ms. Cupcake, The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town and Cinnamon Swirl icing sugar from Sugar and Crumbs.

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Vegan Sandwich fillings

Article published Aug 2017

What to put in a sandwich if your vegan? – that is the question!!! Or on toast or on top of a baked spud!!

ARTICHOKES

Can be bought in jars in oil and make a great addition to a sandwich. These can be added to salad or hummus or used to make a spread. Bargain shops like Home Bargains and Lidl also have these cheaper than supermarkets.

AVOCADO

with roasted peppers

with pesto and tomato

mashed with salad

 

BABA GANOUSH (aubergine dip)

with picked beetroot or roast peppers

BAKED BEANS

Great hot in a sandwich!

 

BANANA

with chocolate, chocolate spread, melted chocolate, soft brown sugar, dates,chopped nuts, dried fruit, nut or seed butter, jam, grated apple, cinnamon, pie filling.

 

BEETROOT – raw, cooked or picked.

Sliced beetroot with thinly sliced onion, tomato and salad cream. Yum!

 

BLT

Use vegan bacon and add lettuce, tomatoes and salad cream.

 

CHEESE – there is so many vegan cheeses (blocks, slices and grated) these days that we have a dedicated blog post on it. Cheezly and Sheese also been around for years with about 9 flavours each and Sheese makes the Tesco and Sainsbury’s own brand free from cheese. Now there is many new vegan cheese companies although usually only available through online stores or health food stores. Violife seem to be the only one widely available in Supermarkets. So vegan cheese with all the usual combinations really – easy!

Sundried tomato paste and vegan cheese

CHEESE SPREAD

Vegan cream cheese comes in several flavours from brands such as sheese, Violife  Tesco or Sainsbury’s free from or Tofutti or other small independent companies. See dedicated post.

Cream cheese and strawberry jam

Cream cheese with dried fruit and sunflower seeds

Cream cheese with pickle

Plain cream cheese with yeast extract

 

CHESTNUT PATE/SPREAD

Ready made or a recipe served with salad.

 

CHICKPEAS/VARIOUS BEANS/PEAS

Mash and mix with herbs or spices or salad cream and serve with salad. Hundreds of variations and cheap too.

 

CHOCOLATE SPREAD

with raisins, banana, chopped nuts or all- see our dedicated article for more info

 

DIPS

Some dips are great for sandwiches, others are a little runny, but still good to add a bit spread within a sandwich for flavour.

If you see a dip recipe that you might fancy as a spread don’t be scared of thickening it with breadcrumbs or beans to make it into a spread or add less liquid then the recipe says instead and it might work.

I made a Pea and mint dip into a spread last week. I don’t have the recipe I based it on know as it was out of a library book, but basically as far as I remember it was pouring boiling water over frozen garden peas in a colander and then whizzing them with mint and water. I then added some breadcrumbs to thicken and left in the fridge to firm up. Odd, but tasty!

FALAFELS are available from all major supermarkets. Branded and supermarket brands. They can be bought fresh or frozen, some ready to eat, others to warm or cook. Also packet mixes from supermarkets and health food stores.

 

‘FISH FINGERS’

QUORN OR VEGIDEL

 

GUACOMOLE – yes really a dip, but ideal for a sandwich with lots of extra’s. Just watch out for milk in most brands. Low fat brands are sometimes accidentally vegan.

 

‘HAGGIS’

Canned or in the fridge usually. Serve with salad and pickle! Available from health food stores, supermarkets and M & S.

 

HUMMUS/HOUMOUS – whichever way you spell it! it is available from every supermarket, most health food store and often even corner shops these days. Plain or lots of very different flavours including ones made with different beans. Just watch out for honey and lemon rind that may be treated with shellac. Here is a few to see the variety, this is not all of them.

Hummus with roasted red peppers or pickled beetroot, avocado, guerkins, picked or fresh cabbage, salad, grated carrots, beansprouts, salsa, or olives. So many additions to add to your hummus buttie!

Also Tesco do a Broad Bean, Asparagus & Mint hummus which makes a change from traditional chickpea based ones.

 

LOTUS SPREAD

A spread made from Lotus biscuits, very sweet and you would use as you would use jam basically. Great if combined with chocolate spread, bananas, raisins or other sweet foods.

 

MAYO/SALAD CREAM – SEE OUR DEDICATED ARTICLE

Suggestion: Vegan mayo, walnuts and sultanas or salad cream and crisps!! No one said this had to be a healthy article!!

 

MILLET

Not something I would usually use in a sandwich, but I like this recipe. Carrot, Millet and Almond Sandwich recipe

 

MOCK MEATS

Nutolene (canned)

Mocked duck (canned)

Redwoods vegideli – duck, chicken style pieces, beef, falafels, sage & marjoram ready to eat sausages, ready to eat pork style sausages.

 

MUSHROOMS

Fried mushrooms with onion and garlic or homemade mushroom pate, or tartex or granovita brands.

 

NUT BUTTERS – Not just peanut these days, almond, cashew and hazelnut and combinations too. Supermarkets sell some and if you want combinations or crunchy versions or a wider range, health food stores are your best bet. Peanut butter is sold everywhere and you can even get chocolate ones too. Just watch out for honey that crops up in some like in M & S.

nut butter and jam or fruit spread
nut butter and cucumber
nut butter and raw onion
nut butter and beetroot
nut butter and banana
nut butter and vegemite
nut butter and sliced apple
nut butter and melted chocolate
nut butter and chocolate chip!
nut butter, vegan cheese and jam
nut butter and sultanas (or other dried fruit soaked such as figs, apricots, raisins)
nut butter and sliced tomato
nut butter and pickled onion
nut butter and agave syrup/golden syrup/sweet freedom
nut butter and salad
nut butter with grated carrot
nut butter and sprouted pulses
nut butter and chopped dates
nut butter and coconut
nut butter and kiwi fruit
nut butter and canned peaches

NUT LOAF

Cold and served sliced with salad or cranberry sauce!

 

ONION BHAJI

Served with lots of extras or just mayo!

 

PATES – There are a few vegan pates about, but it is usually health food stores to buy these. Asda sell one or more of the granovita brand in their free from section and sometimes Aldi have these on specials. Sold as long life tubs and tubes usually. Tartex or granovita Pate – mushroom, herbs, tofu, tangy tomato, Vegetarian Tofu Pate – Spicy Mexican (contains palm oil though). Although vbite VegiDeli do a few refrigerated ones. Vegusto (mostly online) also have pates and different sandwich fillings.

fridge – health food shops

VegiDeli mushroom pate, Brussels style pate, beanfeast pate (11 different beans and seeds).

from Ocado

from Polish shops

 

PESTO/HERB PASTE

I love pesto with tomatoes and avocado. It is great added to lots of sandwiches for flavour.

 

POLENTA

Fried and served with dressing of your choice and salad. Ready make blocks or made from ground polenta.

 

REFRIED BEANS

Served with salad and avocado

 

SALSA

Suggestion: with mixed cabbage

 

SAUSAGES/HOT DOGS

Cook and leave to cool and serve with various fillings and sauces

 

SEITAN

As slices or sliced roasts – cold served with salad

 

SEED BUTTERS Usually health food stores with a few now popping up in supermarkets.

 

SLICES – Imitations of meat slices such as chicken, beef, turkey and sage and onion flavours. The largest range and brand is Vbites sold in Health food stores. The sage and onion is sold in Morrison’s. Other brands too, but usually in health food stores or online only. Tofurky has now arrived in the UK too and some places even sell sandwiches ready made with it.

Vbite ‘meat’ slices (ham, turkey, chicken, beef, sage & onion, bacon, garlic sausage style, pepperoni) or chorizo chucks made up in the traditional ways such as

Ham and cheese

Ham, mayo and dried onion

Ham, Dijon mustard, sweet freedom and sesame seeds

Chicken with mayo, chutney and raisins

Chicken with mayo and curry powder

Beef with horseradish and dried onion flakes

Sage and onion slices with apple sauce

Turkey with cranberry sauce

Garlic sausage style with mayo and olives

Chorizo with vegan mayo

Pizza style – sundried tomato, olives, roasted vegetables, pepperoni and optional cheese

Also seitan slices as often sold in independent health food stores.

Vegusto also have several flavoured sandwich slices and luncheon rolls.

 

TAPENADE

Green/black olive tapenade with vegan cheese or roasted red peppers

TOFU

Marinated tofu (such as cauldron) with vegan mayo, hummus and sundried tomatoes

Taifun have lots of flavoured tofu’s that you could serve with different fillings such as

Smoked tofu with sweet chilli relish/mayo and roast peppers

Cold scrambled tofu with salad cream and cress

Other flavours are

Smoked with almonds & sesame seeds

Smoked with herbs & sunflower seeds

Tofu Roso (flavoured with olives, tomatoes and pepperoni)

Tofu Basil Tofu olive

Or just flake and mix with mayo and herbs/seaweed for a tuna style and serve with salad or sweetcorn

 

‘TUNA’ – vegan mock tuna is now available by VegiDeli do anything you would with fish tuna. They also do vegan salmon slices.

 

YEAST EXTRACT (Vegemite/Marmite/Natex)

We have these covered in our gravy article, as they are often used in this way too. Serve with grated carrot, salad, tomato, avocado or crisps.

EXTRA ADDITIONS TO PIMP UP YOUR SANDWICHES

Salad dressings and vegan mayo, roasted red peppers, vegan pesto, vegan mayo, vegan salad cream, crispy dried onions, chutney, pickle, curry powder, dried herbs, vegan horseradish, picked onions, picked red cabbage, picked beetroot, picked guerkins, sweet freedom, golden syrup, jam, yeast extract such as vegemite or natex, mustard, sun dried tomato paste, pickle, homemade coleslaw, beetroot coleslaw, seeds, raisins, cinnamon, sundried tomatos, capers, crisps, salsa, saverkraut, apple sauce, tapendade, cranberry sauce, crisps, mixed bean salad, salt and pepper.

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Lush Vegan Food – new vegan business

Rebecca from Lush Vegan Food based near Fareham in Hampshire has just added a shop her business facebook page. Currently they are collect only (fresh or frozen) but she will look into postage options soon. Muffins, torte and banana bread are amongst the offerings so far, with the range sure to expand soon.

She has lived in good ole Stubbington all her life, and last month she quit her 14 and a half year job to do something she loves and hopefully will be successful in. There is a beach nearby, so why not make a day of it at the beach and collect some sweet treats to take home.

“I hope my cakes are not just for vegans but for anyone dairy free, wanting to eat more plant based products or just people who love cake! I am not your average typical vegan ha and have the love handles and sweet tooth to prove it! I would appreciate all your support, and spreading the word around for me. I am literally bricking it ha as never run my own business before, but did a lot of research, am approved by environmental health and running my little venture from my trusty kitchen. The support people means everything to me.”

Rebecca hopes to branch out to extend her range with frozen meals too!

UPDATE: She now does savoury meals including Yorkshire puddings!

https://www.facebook.com/lushveganfood

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Vegan Sweet Treats

Published July 2017 (however put together over a year, so some packaging will of changed). Please double check ingredients.

WHAT SWEET TREATS CAN VEGANS BUY?

For other sweet treats see our other articles such as Chocolate bars, Chocolate boxes, Sweets, Biscuits, Cereals (yes some cereals are ideas as a sweet snack, such as Asda Toffee Apple Popcorn cereal), Cereal Bars and Flapjacks, Baby Foods, Popcorn (crisps article), Chocolate Spreads, Jellies, Ice cream and more.

Please note I started this article a year before publication. Some packaging will of changed and other items may of changed ingredients.

Ahla

Spotted in TK Max – love that shop for random vegan finds. Great for toiletries too.

Alba Bakeries (Morton Rolls) (Scotland Lidl’s and Glasgow area)

The raspberry ones had changed to not been vegan due to cochineal, not sure if they have swapped back. So there might be two flavours again.

Aldi

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

Scotland only

Seasonal

Check every year for seasonal goodies, mince pies have been vegan since at least 2014 when this photo was taken. Stollen varies by year and sometimes there is a more luxury one. Not sure with the churros, first time spotted xmas 2016. If they are all year, do let me know. 🙂

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Alpro

See ice cream article also

Angelic

Sold in Health food stores, garden centres and deli’s

 

Asda

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

Scotland only – not own brands, but worth a mention. Seen in Inverness store.

Seasonal

double check ingredients every year, as they do change unfortunately.

 

Aunt Bessie’s

Frozen puds

Basak

Polish pudding

Bells

Usually found in the free from aisles in Supermarkets such as Morrison’s

Benecol

 

Bio

A sort of angel delight type pudding. Online only I think. Possibly independent health food stores.

 

 

Biona

From independent health food stors.

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Boots

baby fruit puddings

Botham’s of Whitby

Sold in select Waitrose stores and probably in shop’s in Whitby area.

Budgen

Select donuts at select stores. Hot Cross Buns are usually vegan too. Not sure what else they have own brand, but they do sell vegan cheesecake by Laura’s in selected stores.

Bushells (Lowerstoft/Great Yarmouth area)

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Café Nero

Cherrytree Bakery

Sold in Asda’s in the North West of England

Chia Pod

Supermarkets and health food stores

 

The Coconut Collaborative

 

Co-op

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

Jam Ball and Custard Ball from the in store bakery. From time to time the ring donuts are vegan. Watch out for beeswax, often listed as E901. Some smaller Co-ops don’t stock there own brand as they don’t have a bakery and sell other brands. So make sure they are Co-op bakery sold in brown bags or loose in some stores. (Co-op bakery also sell 4 fruit pies, apple puffs and apple and blackberry turnovers)

 

 

Costa

Christmas only

Country Garden

 

Coyo

Deliciously Ella

Dr Oetker

Spotted in the World Food Aisle Asda

Dr Oetker has confirmed this is vegan. Please note this isn’t ready made.

 

DS

 

Ella’s

Everyfresh

From independent health food stores

Farmfood’s

Farmhouse Biscuits

We are not including all biscuits, we have a large article on biscuit and one on chocolate chip biccies too. But these are a little special, so these deserve to be in here! Usually from garden centres and deli type shops.

 

Foods of Athenry

 

Freaks

Funtime doughnuts

CORNER SHOP – LONDIS, NISA, SPAR AND SIMILAR SMALL STORES

The custard ones have been confirmed vegan by the supplier.

 

Fulton’s Freezer Shop

They seem to deal with a lot of limited lines, rather than regular. So just check out to see what the current offers are.

 

Gluten Free Kitchen

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Go Vegan

 

Goodfellows

Green’s

Gregg’s

Mince pies where vegan Christmas 2016

Hale & Hearty

There is a few to choose from and the vegan ones are clearly labelled on the front.

Happy Shopper

Hellenic Grocery

sold in select M & S stores

Home Bargains

They sell lots of brands and change all the time. These flapjacks are a regular line though.

Iceland

They sell many own brand lollies. See our ice cream and lolly article for the full selection.

Jane Elizabeth

Jus-Rol

Quite a few of the range is vegan. This is just two of these. These pictures are the old packaging.

Koko

 

Lazy Day Foods

All vegan and they also do mince slices and iced mince slices too. Supermarkets and Health Food stores.

Lidl

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate and our dedicated Lidl article too.

During Greek Week see Lidl article for more goodies

During Oriental week

During Italian week

 

 

Lyon’s

Checking to see if the apple pies and anything else are vegan. Will update. They look like they will be, but don’t even say vegetarian on the packet.

 

Mamma Lucina

Also ice cream see our article for details.

Mark’s and Spencer’s

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

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At Christmas 2016 they had these frozen fritters and frozen donuts. They were part of a party range at Christmas. But as people have parties all year, we should request it! Hopeful they will come back! 23/7 update they are back!!!

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just two of the many vegan jellies, see our jelly article for more info

 

Fill for a sweet treat party snack

Seasonal Christmas

Morrison’s

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

Christmas edition English muffins

Christmas mince pies. Recipes can change from year to year, but have been vegan for a few years now.

Some stores also sell vegan donuts, but it does vary by store as you will see if you look at our donut article.

 

Mr Kipling’s

Mrs Crimble’s

Nottingham Doughnut Co

Nush

Oatly

Creamy oat fraiche and custard in cartons

Peacock

Found in a Aldi!

Pots and Co

Prett

They also have a chia pudding with fruit and a chocolate pudding

Provamel

Pudology

Single and double packs

Rankin

Rara

breakfast pots that would make a nice pud!

Riverbank

Sold in Norfolk Co-ops and select stores in the area.

Sainsbury’s

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

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Schar

 

Sipco

Spotted in Tesco World Food  Aisle.

Soreen

They also do apple ones.

Spar

Christmas mince pies are usually vegan in Spar, but double check every year.

Tago

These strawberry filled gingerbread are usually found in the world food aisle in places like Sainsbury’s and sometime Tesco. Also Polish stores.

Tesco

Many other goodies in the yogurt article and the ice cream article.

just one of the many vegan jellies, see our jelly article for more info

t-strud

Scotland only

t-slices

Seasonal in some stores and all year round in others I believe.

xmas-t-churros

 

Waitrose

See other articles for ice cream, biscuits, sweeties and chocolate

Christmas mince pies are often vegan, but double check every year.

 

Weight Watcher’s

 

Wenzil’s Bakery

North West London Area

Home

Apple Donuts

Jam Donuts

(They also have Belgium buns, Bread Pudding buns, Chelsea buns, Currant buns,

Hot cross buns and Swiss buns)

Wild Bean in BP Garages

Apple Turnover

(donuts no longer vegan)

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