Disclaimer: not a vegan. This recipe by The Happy Pear serves 1. Ingredients can be varied according to your preferences, (vegan) cheese may also be used. Black beans may be used instead of red kidney beans.
For the ‘Meat’
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 a red chilli
100g oyster or button mushrooms
4 tbsp tamari
1 tin red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 yellow pepper
For the Salsa
1 red onion
A handful of cherry tomatoes
Juice of one lime
A ripe avocado
1/2 tsp ground cumin
vegan nacho cheese (optional)
Roughly chop mushrooms as well as some red and yellow peppers.
Add mushrooms to the pan, along with the tamrai.
Add your beans to the pan and mix.
Add peppers to the pan, mix and fry for another 2 minutes.
To make your salsa, chop your red onion, halve your cherry tomatoes and, after removing the skin and core, slice your avocado. Add these to a bowl along with the rest of the ingredients for your salsa, and mash with a fork.
My friend Niamh recommended trying Oatly Milk Barista Edition in porridge so I gave it a go. Apparently the Barista Edition is much nicer than the others so I will take her word for it. Oatly Oat Drink is available in Barista Edition, Organic Edition, Chocolate Edition and Orange Mango Edition. Chilled Oatly Oat Drink can be bought Whole, Semi, Skinny, Semi Organic or Chocolate Deluxe. Oatly also produces On The Go and Cooking editions, Oatgurt, as well as several ice cream flavours.
Product Name: The Original Oatly Oat Drink Barista Edition
Allergens: 🥛Dairy free 🥣Oats 🌱Free from Soya 🥦Suitable for Vegans
This Oat Drink is light brown in colour and has a smooth consistency. This Oat Drink tasted good in my porridge as an alternative to regular milk or water. Once opened, this oat drink should be refrigerated and consumed within 5 days.
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This recipe is by Martha Stewart and is quick and easy to make. I enjoyed this smoothie this morning for breakfast with a bowl of porridge. Smoothies are a healthy drink that can be made with all kinds of fruit. I look forward to trying more smoothie recipes in the future.
1 cup slightly thawed frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons light coconut milk
3/4 cup water
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
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I love peanut butter. It goes with so many foods. I love it on homemade brown bread, on bagels, in porridge, with pitted dates or with sliced bananas. Peanut butter is a high-calorie spread that goes with many food products and can be used as a baking ingredient. The higher % nuts a nut butter has, the less refined sugar it has. Peanut butter is high in protein and good fats and should be eaten in moderation.
Product Name: Totally Nutz Smooth Peanut Butter
Store purchased: McCambridges, Galway
Ingredients: 100% Roasted Peanuts, Pinch of Himalayan Salt
Allergens: 🍬 No Palm Oil, No Added Sugars
I enjoyed this smooth peanut butter spread on a bagel with sliced bananas this morning for breakfast. I normally have porridge for breakfast, so this was a nice change. I prefer smooth peanut butter to crunchy peanut butter if I am eating it on bread as it is easier to spread. This peanut butter is a light brown colour and the consistency is quite liquidy so should be stored in a cool place once opened. Oil separation may occur so the peanut butter should be stirred. This peanut butter is made in Galway and the Totally Nutz company also makes almond butter and crunchy peanut butter. I look forward to trying this in porridge and as a baking ingredient.
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My friend Alanna is a fan of this Galway-based beverage, so when I saw All About Kombucha sitting cool in the fridge section of McCambridges shop, I couldn’t resist. All About Kombucha is available in two flavours; Organic Ginger&Lemon and Organic Raspberry. I decided to be adventurous and go for the Organic Raspberry flavour.
Product Name: All About Kombucha Original Raspberry
Store purchased: McCambridge’s of Galway
Ingredients: Water (filtered), Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Raspberry Tisane (Apple, Hibicus, Grape, Rose Hip, Natural Flavouring, Pineapple, Raspberry (2%), Strawberry, Cornflower Blue), Cane Sugar, Kombucha Culture.
Allergens: Ingredients are certified organic🌿
First impression: Interesting..not too sweet. When I opened the lid there was a fizz, with bubbles rising to the top. Probably because it was the last couple of days in the fridge. I give the bubbles a minute to settle. There were some raspberry seeds at the base of the glass bottle. I take another sip, closing my eyes and pretending I am sitting by a pool in sunny Spain. The drink is cool and refreshing, with a sweet after-taste. Cons: There is not a strong berry taste. This drink would be perfect for a picnic or a summers day at the beach.
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