Sometimes I get a bit of flak as a vegan, eating something that’s still called a “sausage” or a “burger” or “cheese” I get it. Why are vegan replacement foods still given names that have connotations with meat,fish, or dairy?
(But who knows, what if say back in 1545 some one muddled together some pearl barley and bread type slop, fashioned it into a tube and still decided to call it a sausage?)
Anyway more of that discussion later, this post is all about these delicious Tofurky Sausages I rarely use replacement vegan foods as they often aren’t so great, either for you, or taste wise. But if it means favourite man isn’t eating actual meat etc etc and it can can guide him even more down my jazzy vegan path, well so be it.
Anyway work with me, he is my harshest critic, I have had plates silently and politely pushed away. The worst supper episode so far was the disgusted face and the “it just doesn’t taste nice…at all” comment about my vegan cashew cream…(which was delicious by the way)
I figure if I can get the omnivore seal of approval then we are good to go. Which brings me to Tofurky sausages which are predominantly made from vital wheat gluten and soya with herbs and canola oil.
These little babies get the thumbs up every time and they are delicious, I get mine from Holland and Barrett
Tonight we had Italian style (sausages that is) and here is my recipe
1 pack of Tofurky Italian style sausages
My tomato piquante sauce recipe
6 ripe vine tomatoes chopped
3 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
3 tbsp capers
A squirt of Tomato Ketchup (yes ketchup!)
2 bay leaves
A little water
Chop the tomatoes and garlic and put in them in a pan, add a hearty glug of oil, the bay leaves, chilli, oregano and capers and sauté them for about five minutes. Chop up the tofurky sausages and add them to the pan along with a sploosh of red wine and about 2tbsp of balsamic vinegar along with about 1tbsp of ketchup and a little water.Cover and let it simmer on a low heat for about 15 minutes, adding a little water if it looks like it’s drying out.
Serve with your favourite pasta, it would be great with rice or just some lovely fresh crusty bread and a salad.