Since we’ve moved back to Ireland I wanted to start having more local reviews in the website and I am very happy to review Plant Based Foods Classic Frankfurters. I am not a daily consumer of faux meat but I do like them and consume them here and them and it is really good to have a local option.
Plant Based Food offer a range of sausages and slices, both soya-based. They are all vegan and GMO free. Instead of going with the classic hotdog or grill I decided to use their Classic Frankfurters in two recipes that are very popular in our house: Brazilian Vegan Feijoada and Puffy Pastry Quick Pie. Completely different meals and the sausages tasted great in both of them.
I made the Brazilian Vegan Feijoada the day a non-vegan Brazilian friend came over. She was pregnant and craving black beans so I jumped in the opportunity to present her a vegan version of this popular meal from our home country. We have written about Feijoada before (here and here) so I won’t go into many details again but I can assure that this one was another success and the sausages were a great fit. They taste really good and I really liked the texture as well.
The Puffy Pastry Quick Pie is one of those meals that you do when you are tired and want something quick and easy to prepare. I get a ready-to-go puffy pastry in the supermarket and play a lot with the sauce to go with it and this time I did a creamy white sauce with: olive oil, oat cream, garlic, zucchini, red peppers, tomatoes, sausages, nutritional yeast and herbs. All you need to do is to fry the garlic a little bit in the olive oil, add the veggies too cook for 3 or 4 minutes with two tablespoons of water, add the cream, herbs, nutritional yeast and cook it for another 2 or 3 minutes. Add the sausages, stir it well and add it to the puff pastry (I usually just open it in the baking trail and spread the sauce leaving one or two centimeters without sauce to fold the pastry. Bake it according the pastry instructions and you have a lovely dinner! Once again, the Classic Frankfurters were a great addition to the recipe.
Besides offering these great options for those into faux meat, Plant Based Foods also has one great online shop with many products, from food to household. I have ordered with them before and was very pleased with the whole process and the products I got.
And to make sure that more vegans around Ireland will try Plant Based Foods Frankfurters we are giving away two packages of their sausages to one lucky reader based in Ireland! Just tell us “What’s your favourite meal/food to have with vegan sausages” in the comments and also “Like” Plant Based Foods and All About Vegan Food on Facebook (leave separate comments here about it for more chances to win). Competition will close on October 14th and the winner will be contacted on the 15th.