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Curried Vegetable Pasties (Vegan / Dairy-Free)

Here in the UK, the temperatures are starting to cool off and there is definitely change in the air. So to celebrate the start of another beautiful season, for this month’s entry to the Suma Blogger’s Network I’d like to share my Curried Vegetable Pasties ❤️

Curried Vegetable Vegan Pasties

I’m a huge fan of pasties, especially the home-made variety. You can fill them with all manner of vegetables, herbs and spices. One of my all-time favourites is this curried pastie. With its warming flavours and beautiful golden and red hues, this has to be the perfect pastie for Autumn. Continue reading

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Smoky Bean Salad

Today I’m sharing a flavourful, versatile Smoky Bean Salad recipe for the Suma Blogger’s Network. It’s perfect for sharing at BBQs and summer parties, while Lil’ L loves it as a jacket potato topping alongside a Mexican style ‘cheese’ sauce (a tasty vegan twist on the classic ‘beans and cheese’).

Smoky Bean Salad

It’s also my current favourite ‘lunch on the go’. I fill up a container with colourful salad leaves, smoky bean salad and any leftover grains that I find in the fridge – couscous, millet, even pasta – then stuff it into my backpack, hop on my bike and head into Bath city centre. At midday, nothing beats chilling out in one of Bath’s beautiful parks and tucking into my delicious home-made lunch Continue reading

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Veggie Pasties (Dairy free / Vegan)

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!

For the first time in ages, we had a weekend of glorious sunshine here in Bath. This gave us the perfect opportunity to get outside and do some gardening.  Lil’ L helped me tackle the weeds, while M took on the monster challenge of mowing the lawn (which looked more like a jungle after all the rain we’ve had recently).

Since they’d worked so hard, I thought I’d make the boys some veggie pasties for lunch.  While I was making them, I took a few pics and jotted down the recipe so I could share it with you.

I love to use a selection of colourful veggies in the pasties, but you can basically choose whatever veggies you like.  Always include a little onion though, as this helps add flavour.

Until this weekend, I’d always given M the task of rolling out, cutting and folding the pastry as I was convinced that I wouldn’t be able to make them neat enough.

It turns out, it isn’t hard at all!  And if I can do it, you definitely can!

In fact, I actually really enjoyed pastie making this weekend, though I did combine it with some loud dance music and a boogie round the kitchen.  Anyone else like to boogie in the kitchen?  I find it makes prep & washing up much more fun and far less of a chore.

*Recipe updated June 2017 to bring it in line with the recipe published in the Bit of the Good Stuff cookbook*

With the weeding and mowing finished, Lil’ L couldn’t wait to tuck into his warm pastie.

I sneakily took some pics before he had time to spot me and pull a funny face 😉

Looks like he’s really enjoying it 🙂

Uh oh I’ve been spotted!

Time to go!

Have a wonderful week everyone.  I hope the sun shines wherever you are!

 

 

 

Another pastie on the blog…

Curried Vegetable Pasties

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