Weekly roundup - superseeds, cheese and cornettos!
I've been continuing with sprouting seeds. This avocado toast is topped with homegrown alfalfa and I've had good success with sprouting red clover seeds this week too. Alongside the alfalfa sprouts the darker seeds on here are the Activated Sunseeds with Shitake from my recent Raw Living order which are my absolute favourite salad topper. The flavour of these things is incredible and elevates a simple meal into something gourmet.
Talking of gourmet we tried some hand made artisan cheese from Manchester based vegan cheese maker The Walnut Gatherer. We've tried a few flavours now with the garlic being my favourite so far but this red pepper cheese was lovely too. We've been rationing ourselves to a little at a time as it gets even better as it ages.
What I will buy again and again though from Marks and Spencers are these cornettos. Out of all the vegan cornettos I've tried I think that these are my favourite and they are gluten free too.
Now onto the bargains! I've always wanted to try Sun Warrior organic vegan protein powder but the hefty price tag has always made it a no-no. When I saw an offer for 500g tubs for just £3 I ordered both of the flavours in the offer - mocha and berry. I was impressed by the natural ingredients list but these are flavoured with stevia so they do have that distinctive aftertaste that stevia can have. I've figured out what to add to them to make them taste good though. I've been have the mocha blended with a banana, some cacao, maca and cinammon as well as plant milk and I've been adding frozen mixed berries, maca and banana to the berry flavour.
The Food Doctor do a really nice range of vegan friendly snacks and I was pleased to discovered this chipotle trail mix in Heron Foods with 5 packets for a £1. It's really good and a nice mid afternoon pick me up.
I've mentioned the last couple of weeks about our Co-Op Supermarket closing down and them selling stuff off at clearance prices. The last thing I picked up was a bunch of these salted caramel flapjacks by Creative Nature. These were 39p instead of £1,29 and they are soooo good. I wish I'd bought more!