Monday, November 21, 2011

Whopper of a Roast!

Nothing beats a big roast dinner, especially before you go out somewhere and need to fill your tummy for the day! This is what I rustled up before we went to see Battles play in Dublin on Saturday:

Fake chicken roast from Granose, with a layer of Tesco's sage and onion stuffing sandwiched in between, along with some dried chopped apricots added into the stuffing mix. I accompanied it with roasted potatoes and parsnips, sweetcorn and sprouts, with a serving of vegan gravy and redcurrant jelly...! It was soooo good! Granose products are really handy if you're pushed for time, like I was that evening, but still want to quickly conjure up something tasty for a roast dinner without going to much effort.

I have used Granose products before. This is what is available at the moment in all Holland & Barrett stores:

- Lincolnshire Sausage Mix
- Nut Roast Mix
- Chicken Style Roast Mix
- Sunflower, Lentil and Vegetable Roast Mix
- Falafel Mix
- Soya Mince

I have tried the nut roast, the vegetable roast and the sausages before and have enjoyed them all. Adding water is all you need to do to most of the products, which is just so simple and handy, and then put them in the oven for around 25 minutes. I think they mostly cost around €3, but they are currently €2.35 on the Holland and Barrett website. There are usually a couple of sachets per pack as well, so if you like to layer them together like I do then it will suffice for two dinners for three people.

The stuffing mix I used was Tesco value, along with Tesco value dried apricots. Yes I am not rich, I am going to buy value products where I can and am not ashamed to admit it!

Here's a very awkward photo of me with Ian from Battles rocking an impressive moustache... it was an amazing gig!


  1. Love the photo, awkwardness & all. :) I've got to say it again- your chest tattoo is so gorgeous.

    Your meal looks great and I especially like the sound of that stuffing. Yum!

  2. Haha yes Gav's phone wouldn't take a picture, hence the grin on my face kinda talking through my teeth saying "hurry the hell up!!!!" haha. xxx

  3. Aww, I was at Battles too. Amazing gig!! :)

    PS. My tip for delicious vegan gravy is to separately fry up some onion and mushrooms with a little garlic and then pour your already boiled gravy mix into the pan and stir just before serving.

  4. Awh it would have been cool to have met you! Great gig though hey! Yes adding onions, garlic and mushrooms to gravy is gorgeous! :)