Ice cream / Prawns

ICE CREAM
You might have already tried them or know they are on the market. The Alpro ice creams! They have 3 flavours: coconut, vanilla and hazelnut chocolate. I would really like to try the coconut too, but I went for the hazelnut chocolate, because chocolate ice cream is always the best. I must say they are really nice. It’s not like the best I’ve ever had or something, but it’s decent ice cream you will definitely enjoy for sure. Chocolate with a hint of hazelnut = Yum! Apart from this, I think it’s amazing that Alpro came with an ice cream. The more vegan products there are available, the more likely that more people will become vegan. A lot of (the bigger) supermarkets sell them now.

PRAWNS
Not real ones obviously, but the prawns from Fry’s. For me one of the best brands there is, so I needed to try their prawns too. One of my favourite foods used to be gamba’s. Now I can’t even imagine peeling them and putting them in my mouth though. It makes me feel horrified. I wanted to give these Fry’s ‘prawns’ a chance though. I made a little sauce with it (very simple: I mix up 2 tbs of mayonnaise and 1 tsp of ketchup.. this is the best!) and fried the ‘prawns’ in a pan. I served them with the sauce and some sliced gherkins. They were very nice! The inside is soft, but a little chewy and the batter you can make very crispy when frying them in some oil. They don’t actually have a very strong sea food taste, but even though, they are tasty. Perfect party food I would say too. Put some skewers next to them and it will make your guests happy. Fry’s have such good products. I get them from Ocado or from Holland&Barret.

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Dusters / Veggie Mince

DUSTERS 
I always review a lot of food or beauty products, but this is the first time I review something to help you in the household. I hope you will find this helpful. My flat is very dusty. It has wooden floors and I have to dust a lot. I used to do this with a damp cloth, but the dust falls off and I was just replacing the dust instead of taking it away. So when I was in the Whole Foods Market I saw these and I thought I’d give it a go. They’re vegan, cruelty free and made out of recycled material. If a product has this all, I’m quite excited to buy it. I’m so happy that I did! It works really well. The dust sticks to it and you can use 1 duster several times. It makes my life so much easier.

VEGGIE MINCE
I was going to make a taco feast recipe at work and I got all the ingredients, but silly me, I forgot the veggie mince. Luckily I was going to a playgroup that day, close to the Portobello Wholefoods and I was hoping really hard they had some. They luckily did, from Fry’s. A brand I really like. I was so happy to have found it. I never had this one before, but I was very impressed. A lot of veggie mince I find a bit tasteless and dry. This one has a lot of taste and is not dry at all. The taco’s turned out really well, but I’m sure this will also be amazing in a lasagna or any pasta sauce. Such a good taste (what you expect form Fry’s), that this will be a very good product if you’re transitioning or when you have to cook for meat eaters. Definitely give this a try! It comes with gravy sauce, what I obviously didn’t need for taco’s, so I didn’t taste it, but I never saw this before and I thought it was very cool.

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Pepper steak style Pies / Green Curry Paste


img_3328PEPPER STEAK STYLE PIES

In my opinion, Fry’s is one of the best vegan junk food brands. I really really love their burgers, which I might review later. This time I tried something I never tried before, but what looked nice. The ‘pepper steak style pies’. I love things with pastry, I love pepper and so all together I had quite high expectations. I put them in the oven and let them cool down slightly, not to burn my mouth in all my enthusiasm. The pastry is nice and though I did like the filling too, I wasn’t blown away by it. It was very img_2861peppery and the ‘steak’ structure was nice, it just wasn’t very special in my opinion. I also think I missed having veggies in there, becuase normally I would put veggies in myself. So served with a nice salad, I might like them better. Then they’re a nice quick meal actually. It’s not the most healthy thing to eat. If you want to know what ingredients are in the pies or if you want to find out about other Fry’s products, check out their website.

img_3071GREEN CURRY PASTE
One of my favourite foods is green curry with rice. With lots of yummy veggies. There are a lot of curry pastes out there. Unfortunately a lot contain dairy or fish sauce. Luckily there is Thai Taste. They don’t believe in putting silly things in their curry paste. So quite often I fry some veggies (baby corn, broccoli, bell pepper, spring onion and red onion) in a big pan, empty a can of my favourite coconut milk in there and add a big scoop of the curry paste. I let it simmer for about 5 minutes and serve it with rice. It’s so quick and easy! Thai Taste sells the curry paste in a bag, what contains about 10-12 servings, what means you can make a lot of curry dishes with that. I also sometimes just add a little in other sauces or veggies. The taste is great and very important.. it doesn’t contain any crap! No sugar or E-numbers, just herbs and spices. Check out their ingredients on their website.

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