October UK Vegan Food Swap

I love taking part in the monthly UK vegan food swap. It's such fun choosing what to put in your parcel and so exciting when you receive one. If you want to take part sign up over at Too Happy Vegans by the 5th. I first heard about the swap over on the Vegan in Brighton blog and this month I got my parcel from the owner of that blog Jojo. Very excitingly Jojo had just returned from a holiday in the States and all the goodies in my parcel were from there. 

Here's a better look at the contents. I've eaten most of the bars already. I'm saving the pumpkin to make the Vegan With A Vengeance Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins for Christmas Day morning something I've done a few times in the past but couldn't do last year as my stock of holiday purchased pumpkin had been emptied.

Something else from the package came in handy for our Halloween Tea. First off I purchased some David Shrigley Brain Bread. 13 loaves of the bread are being sold from 2pm every Wednesday at Bakerie whilst the David Shrigley exhibition is on at the Cornerhouse. The artist designed the bread with the Bakerie staff and it's a really tasty beetroot and walnut bread. Each loaf comes with a hand numbered label signed by David.

Some here it is - potato wedges with a special Halloween sandwich of brain bread filled with mayo, leaves, tomato and soy curls. I was delighted when I saw that Jojo had included a packet of soy curls in the food swap box. I've read so much about them and wished they were available in the UK. We used the recipe for the Smokey Soy Curls from Vegan Diner. I loved them and enjoyed them again on a brain bread sandwich for lunch today with the extra addition of some avocado.


  1. I love that you used the soy curls in a brain bread sandwich - that's so cool! I'm super glad you liked the package!

  2. That is an amazing package - that's so cool that you got to try soy curls, it seems like every recipe I read mentions them! Are they dehydrated TVP or something else?

    I love David Shrigley - that bread is brilliant!

  3. The soy curls are like nothing I've had before. Definitely different from TVP. In this recipe you can get them really crispy so it was really like having a BLT! I really hope they reach the UK soon, either that or I need to save for a US trip!


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