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A trio of vegetarian recipes plus giveaway

Although it is a few years now since I stopped being a strict veggie, mainly in order not to have to cook several different menus at family mealtimes, I personally still have a preference for meat-free meals, so I was pleased to receive a selection of vegetarian dry mixes from Granose free to review.

Granose vegetarian dry mixes

I received 2 each of the following varieties.
Moroccan Style Falafel Mix 120g
Soya Mince 100g
Lincolnshire Sausage Mix 150g

And I’ve come up with a selection of meat-free recipes using these products. Firstly I made Falafel Burger Wraps using the Falafel Mix.

falafel burger wraps

Falafel Burger Wraps

Ingredients (makes 4)

120g falafel mix
150ml cold water
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp olive oil
50g savoy cabbage
50g carrot
35g cucumber
200g greek style natural yoghurt
4 wraps


Tip the falafel into a bowl and stir in the water.
Put aside for 5 minutes until mixture has thickened.
Meanwhile finely shred the cabbage.
Finely dice the cucumber.
Peel the carrot and cut into fine strips.
Mix the cabbage and carrot together in a bowl.
Mix in a tablespoon of the yoghurt to make coleslaw.
Add the cucumber to another bowl.
Mix in the remainder of the yoghurt to make tzatziki.
Dust a board with the flour.
Form the falafel into 4 patties, coating each in a dusting of flour.
Gently heat oil in a frying pan.
Add the patties and fry for about 5 minutes, turning halfway.
Fold the wraps into quarters, then shape into a cone.
Spoon the coleslaw into the wraps.
Add a falafel burger to each wrap.
Spoon in the tzatziki.
Serve and enjoy.

falafel burger wraps

And I used the Soya Mince in the filling of my Savoury Stuffed Pancakes.

soya stuffed pancake

Savoury Stuffed Pancakes

Ingredients (makes about 12)

200g plain flour
2 eggs
600ml milk
100g soya mince
boiling water
400g tin of plum tomatoes
30g plain flour
30g margarine
300ml milk
50g grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
1-2 tbsp olive oil


Sieve 200g flour into bowl and add pinch of salt.
Make a well in centre of flour and add eggs.
Mix in sufficient milk to make a thick paste.
Gradually beat in remainder of the 600ml milk and put batter aside.
Tip the soya mince into a bowl and cover with boiling water.
Leave to soak for 1 minute and then drain off excess water.
Drain excess juice from tinned tomatoes.
Chop the tinned tomatoes.
Meanwhile melt margarine in jug in microwave.
Mix in 30g plain flour.
Gradually stir in 300ml milk.
Cook in the microwave until sauce thickens, stirring at 1 minute intervals.
Grate the cheese and stir into sauce.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the soya and tomatoes.
Heat sufficient oil to cover base of frying pan.
Tip in some batter.
Cook pancake and turn.
Slide pancake onto warm plate.
Add a couple of tablespoons of filling.
Roll up pancake, keeping warm if not served immediately.
Repeat for each pancake.
Serve and enjoy.

soya stuffed pancakes

Finally I used the Lincolnshire Sausage Mix to make a meat-free Sausage Plait.

Meat free Sausage plait

Meat Free Sausage Plait

Ingredients (serves 4)

150g sausage mix
250ml cold water
500g puff pastry
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp milk


Preheat fan oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease a baking sheet.
Tip the sausage mix into a bowl and stir in the water.
Put aside for 5 minutes until mixture has thickened.
Meanwhile dust rolling pin and a board with flour.
Roll out the pastry to a large rectangle.
Lift pastry onto baking sheet.
Scoop sausage out of bowl onto chopping board.
Form into a rectangular block.
Place onto middle of pastry.
Without detaching, cut the pastry on both sides into diagonal strips.
Put milk in small dish.
Lift end of pastry over sausage and brush with milk.
Then lay pastry strips from alternate sides on to top, brushing each with milk before covering with next.
When you reach other end, tuck pastry end under the strips.
Brush all over with milk.
Cook in preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
Cut into slices.
Serve with mini roast potatoes and your choice of vegetables.

meat free sausage plait

So how did we all like them? Unsurprisingly I loved all of them, but the sausage plait was my favourite. Son1 and my partner loved the stuffed pancakes and falafel burger wraps but said the sausage plait was just okay. And of course, son2 who won’t eat anything new, only ate the pastry part of the plait and insisted on honey for his pancake.

Granose products can be purchased at Asda, Holland & Barrett, Morrisons and Sainsburys. They are approved by the Vegetarian Society and there are more recipe suggestions on the packets. There are 3 other products in the range, namely a savoury mince mix, a burger mix and a bolognaise mix.

In summary, great store cupboard products that I highly recommend. The current RRP is £1.39 per packet.

Granose is owned by Symington’s who also manufacture a wide range of other familiar food brands.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a prize pack courtesy of Granose to one lucky winner. The prize pack worth over £30 comprises a Salter Spiralizer, a spiralizing recipe book and a selection of vegetarian products from across the Symington’s brands. A fabulous prize.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.