Vegan Christmas calendar 12th Dec – Mince pies

minepies

Do you remember the vegan home made mince? Well, after leaving it for a week or so for the flavours to really come together, it’s finally ready to use in mince pies! The above picture is my attempt. There are so many recipes for short crust pastry out there, just ready and waiting to be veganised, so if you’ve got time to make your own, go for it! If’ you don’t have the time or the motivation to make your own pastry, there is a ready made vegan option available!

Jus-rol short crust pastry is completely vegan, and even says vegan on the packet. You can find it in the fridge or freezer sections in most supermarkets. I got mine from Sainsbury’s at the same time as their vegan mulled wine.

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Vegan gift guide 11th Dec – Vegan Mulled Wine

mulled

Ooh, mulled wine, a deliciously warming spiced drink. Absolutely perfect for the chilly festive season that is upon us. Nothing beats sipping a cup of mulled wine after a good day browsing your local Christmas market, warming yourself and your numb fingers in the process. It’s also great to accompany your Christmas dinner and makes a nice gift to give someone if you are invited to a Christmas party this season. A bottle of ready mulled wine would make a nice festive secret santa present, for  example.

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