It's a struggle to find something vegan to go with your Sunday lunch when everyone else is having roast chicken. I have tried many supermarket own brand nut roasts and none have impressed me enough to buy them again.
Linda McCartney's Vegetarian Red Onion and Rosemary Sausage Plaits have been one of my best discoveries since turning vegan.
Just pop one in the oven with your roasts potatoes and parsnips and you have yourself a delicious vegan accompaniment to any Sunday dinner. I am very tempted to have one at Easter when everyone else will be indulging in a leg of lamb.
Anything in pastry is wonderfully satisfying during the winter months when the nights are dark and all you crave is something warm and crispy on your plate when you get in from work.
Made from fortified wheat flour, these plaits also give you a hit of iron, niacin and thiamine with every bite. Most vegans will know iron can be one of the trickier minerals to get enough of in a day, so every little helps.
I also find these really handy for eating after work when I am too tired to make something from scratch- one of these with some steamed veggies has become a favourite meal of mine because in 30 minutes it's all ready to plate up.
I am so grateful for alternatives such as these as they make dinner times with my meat eating partner so much easier. You can both eat the same vegetable side dish and just chuck in a vegan and a non-vegan main that cook for around the same amount of time. I really don't know what I would do without them now!