Meat & Fish
From tofu to seitan to tempeh – there are plenty of meat alternatives, so there will certainly be something to suit your taste buds. From Linda McCartney sausages which you can find in all major supermarkets to VBites’ Fish-Style Steaks (found on Ocado and other health food shops), you will be spoiled for choice.
Soya mince is a great place to start when substituting minced meat in your favourite dishes- it works great in your usual bolognese, shepherd’s pie and burrito recipes. It’s widely available in all supermarkets, health food stores and delis, cheap and better for you than minced meat!
Try Cheatin’ ham, beef or chicken slices, smoked tofu or cocktail sausages in your sandwiches!
Burgers and schnitzels
Ready-made meat-style and veggie burgers are available in the fridge and freezer sections of all supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons Tesco, Waitrose, Asda and Aldi. You can also find them at online supermarket, Ocado and health food shops like Wholefoods and Holland and Barrett. Check out what we thought of some of the biggest brands available now.
I already discovered that for tofu there are huge differences in both quality and taste depending on the brand and way of preparation. You should absolutely try a couple of them to find the tofu that you enjoy most.
Bacon and Sausages
Meat free bacon rashers and sausages are perfect in sandwiches, a roast or as part of a Great British fry-up! You can use meat substitutes to make incredible recipes like our BBQ “chicken” pizza and “beef” burritos.
My favourite burger has got to be Linda McCartney’s pulled pork patties. In a bun with fresh iceberg lettuce, garlic mayo and pickles, they are absolutely delicious!
Pies and Pasties
From sausage rolls, to chicken and mushroom pasties, there are many delicious savoury pastries to create hearty meals. Or buy Jus-Rol vegan pastry from supermarkets (its the one with the green wrapper!) and make your own!
Need a substitute for fajitas or sandwiches? Look no further!
Try fish-style fillets, salmon-style slices, tuna-style pate, scampi and fish-style fingers and cakes- available from Ocado, health food shops and major supermarkets. Check out our guide to eating fish-free!
Are you a sushi fan just like me? You will be pleased to hear that maki, for example, can easily be prepared vegan. Give your fancy full scope with the fillings and try all different kinds: smoked tofu, avocado, pepper, pickled cucumbers, carrot, mango are mouthwatering and have an exquisitely fresh taste.