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Quorn Hotdogs

Quorn Hotdogs

Last week, my OH brought home some new Quorn Hot dogs to try. It’s been a fair old while since I had hot dogs & they used to be a firm favourite so I was pleased to see that Quorn had made them. They were pretty easy to cook – put in a pan & boil. Add your favourite sauce & put them all in a bun. Eat & enjoy.

Quorn Hotdogs

They were pretty tasty & I’d happily have them again. A friend suggested trying the veggie hot dogs by Sainsbury’s, which I’d like to do to compare them with these. They tasted like hot dogs and had a very similar consistency. All that was missing from ours was some freshly fried onions to go on the top. Will add that next time!

Quorn Spanish Casserole

Quorn Spanish Casserole

Last night’s dinner is one of our regulars. It is one of the lowest calorie dinners I think I could make. It’s from the Quorn Cookbook, although we don’t always use Quorn sausages. I prefer the Linda McCartney ones. They’ve got more flavour.

Spanish Casserole

Quorn Spanish Casserole

This dish is really easy to do though it takes a bit of time to simmer. It’s worth the wait though! It’s very tasty & quite filling. A portion equals about 250 calories so its a good one to have if you’re watching your calorie intake. The recipe for this is on the Quorn website, although it has one or two minor differences with the one in the book. This could definitely be made with different types of sausages, including meat ones. Enjoy! x

Weekend Food

Veggie Toad in the Hole

Previously, when it’s got to the weekend, I’ve had a break from healthy eating. I know how that sounds! But sometimes you need a little treat. As this isn’t particularly healthy, I wanted to pick some recipes that weren’t too unhealthy but a bit of a treat at the same time. All of the recipes below came from the Quorn recipe book but some can be found on the Quorn website & I’ve posted links below.

Friday night :: Sweet & Sour stir fry

Sweet n Sour Stir Fry

I’m not a massive stir fry fan. The packs of stir fry veg often look good but I don’t like the taste. The same can be said for store bought sauces. So when I saw this recipe in the recipe book, I thought I’d give it a chance, especially as my OH loves stir fry. It was really nice. Not quite like my favourite take away does, but good enough for a healthy homemade version. It’s super quick & healthy enough that you can reward yourself with a cheeky slimline g&t after!

Saturday night :: Cheese & Onion burgers

Quorn Cheese & Onion Burgers

A few months ago, I tried to make bean burgers. They were the definition of an epic fail! Tasteless, burnt on the outside, raw on the inside, they were not my best hour! But I wanted to make nice homemade veggie burgers. These were a success! They actually looked & had the consistency of real meat burgers.

They are quite easy to make, though they take a little longer than other recipes I’ve tried recently. They do include marmite, which is fine, but I think we put a bit much in as the marmite taste was quite overpowering. The tip with these is to squeeze the patties quite firmly & not play around with them too much. They were delicious, though I think next time we’ll add some chilli to spice them up a bit. The recipe isn’t on the Quorn website but the nearest they’ve got is this recipe for fruity burgers.

Sunday night :: Toad in the Hole

Veggie Toad in the Hole

This got a lot of love on Twitter when I posted the picture! It takes an hour to cook but the preparation is so easy. Simply put some sausages & onion wedges in a tin & roast. Then, after 20 mins, add the batter & roast some more. Serve with veg & gravy. A perfect Sunday dinner! Even though the recipe asks for Quorn sausages, I used Linda McCartney ones, as I prefer them. And I put them in frozen & used a white onion instead of a red one as it was all that we had. We will definitely be having this again!

I hope you enjoy reading about my healthy veggie cooking! Let me know if you try any or have any good ones of your own. x

Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai Noodles

Thursday night: Pad Thai Noodles are on the menu. This is something we discovered a few months ago. I was dubious. I think by now you’ll know that I’m a bit fussy & trying new things isn’t a strong suit of mine. But my OH said that he’d cook it. Fine. And guess what…it was delicious & has become a firm favourite.

Pad Thai Noodles

We use the Quorn recipe from their coookbook (seriously, if you haven’t got this yet, you need it. It’s great for meaties & veggies alike.) It’s really easy, but you have to prepare the ingredients before hand. It’s hot and tasty, with noodles & has a sprinkle of nuts on the top. We use the quick fry noodles. Not sure how healthy that is, but it’s quick & tasty.

Next time I’ll get a better picture – honest!