Vegan “Cheese”

I have been trying vegan “cheeses”. I tried these about twenty years ago and they were vile but now…wow!

First I tried Vegusto’s No-Moo Piquant


This was great in a panini with salad and vegan mayo but was even better on a baked potato.

Next was Vegusto’s No-Moo Melty.


This is great in a “cheese on toast” way. When grilled it reminds me of Welsh Rarebit, creamy and soft. I also added it to a bolgnese sauce but whilst this was nice, it seemed to be a waste. It would have been better grated over the finished dish.

I have other Vegusto products in the ‘fridge waiting to be tried.

In Tesco (yes, Tesco!) I found a couple of Violife products

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Violife do make variations so I shall try those, though I shall have to buy them on line.


Oat milk which doesn’t curdle…at last

Not being able to have soya has been causing me a few problems but gradually I’m finding alternatives. Finally I have found a “milk” which I like and which DOESN’T curdle in tea and coffee. I buy it from Waitrose and Asda but I understand other supermarkets stock it or it can be bought on line here
If you do have soya then Alpro’s soya milk doesn’t curdle and is more readily available.

1622399_378902488956051_2954291774980377437_oI usually leave a couple of items on the shelf for others but not this time!
I’ve also tried some Vegusto “cheese”…not cheap but very
nice. I tried Violife’s “Cream Cheese” and it gets a thumbs down from me. Again, if you’re having soya then you cannot beat Toffutti’s Cream Cheese.

Cancer free and catch up

Yes yes yes, people…I have been told I am cancer free. I didn’t realise how much I’d put everything on hold over the last couple of years but now I have a further forty years to fill so let’s get back on track and keep things up to date. This post is a bit lacking in detail and for that I do apologise. Henceforth I shall do better!

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I had a bit of craze for fried/grilled halloumi. I was using it as a replacement for tofu.
On the left with a peppery salad and on the right with stir fried spiralized courgette, kurly kale, mushrooms and tomatoes…also with pan fried loin of pork for my toyboy husband, who has since decided not to eat meat.


I tried Jamie Oliver’s roast celeriac. It is brilliant but you do have to be a serious lover of the stuff as roasting it intensifies the flavour beyond your wildest imaginings.


I used Oatly oat cream to make a mushroom sauce. It all looks good on the plate, don’t you think?
But really, it was too strong for us.


On the left a simple and very quick vegetable curry and another similar on the right