Orgran Gluten Free Pasta & Vegan Eggs
Vegan & gluten free alternatives
How do you like your eggs in the morning? How about gluten free, vegan and easy. The guys at Orgran have recently introduced me to their Vegan Easy Egg product which has solved my problem in the I like eggs, but seeing the red blood spots make me vom department. Not to mention the cruelty of the dairy industry, this article on why everyone should go vegan is a great read and should be read by everyone in the hope to change their perceptions.
So, I’ve been a pescatarian for a while now and I’ve been gradually adapting to going full vegan, I’ve been drinking soya, coconut and almond milk, buying diary free butter, vegan cheese and buying whatever food I can find in my local supermarket that has vegan on the packet. But I had yet to find an alternative for my eggs, until now.
At home, I can find it easy to eat vegan, but because I’m such a picky and indecisive eater (ask my friends they hate eating out with me!), I struggle when it comes to eating vegan when dining out if the menu has limited options for vegans. But after reading that article from the Independent it’s made me want to snub anywhere that doesn’t have anything vegan on the menu from now on.
Orgran Gluten Free Vegan Easy Egg
The Orgran Gluten Free Vegan Easy Egg is a yellow powder that makes scrambled eggs, quiche, omelette and frittata when mixed with water and vegetable oil. All Orgran products are gluten free, wheat free, egg free, dairy free, yeast free and vegan. The vegan eggs are a good source of fibre, are cholesterol free and contains 7.5g of protein per serving.
My first attempt at making vegan easy egg, wasn’t that easy as I wasn’t so sure if I had cooked them right on the pan as the consistency was a little strange. But I’ve been making them most days with vegan & gluten free seeded toast, spinach and mushrooms with a sprinkle of sea salt and chilli flakes which I really enjoy and certainly sets me up for the day along with a cup of green tea. I’ve been eating the vegan eggs scrambled mostly, although I attempted to do an omelette with peppers and mushrooms but it didn’t turn out very photo worthy – I’m rubbish at flipping the pan, so it looked more like scrambled eggs again.
Nonetheless, I’ve been really enjoying eating the vegan eggs, they taste good and are guilt free, I’ve now found a great egg alternative that gives me all the goodness of real eggs just without the added cruelty.
Orgran Gluten Free Super Trio Pasta
Now onto the Orgran Gluten Free Super Trio Pasta, these are also vegan, yeast, dairy, egg and wheat free like all Orgran products are. But what else is so super about these pasta spirals? They are made from superfoods - millet, quinoa and buckwheat.
To try out the pasta for the first time, I made one of my favourite homemade veggie pasta bake dishes. Although my pasta creation doesn’t look that appealing in photos, I can honestly say it does taste great.
To make the pasta I fry peppers, mushrooms, and courgettes in a pan while the pasta is boiling. After draining the pasta, I mix in the tomato pasta sauce and add in the vegetables and pour into a glass baking dish. I then grate a generous amount of vegan cheese on top and sprinkle with a layer of crunched up crisps to give the meal texture and added crunchiness. I then pop it into the oven for 30 minutes or so for the toppings to melt and go golden. It’s a winner with all the family and is so easy to make.
The Orgran Super Trio pasta is a great alternative if you have food intolerances and want to benefit from a superfood pasta that contains vitamin A & C, calcium and iron.
Orgran have a wide range of free from products, from buckwheat pancakes, quinoa porridge. Chocolate pudding and Crispi rice breadcrumbs. In the UK, you can find them in Holland & Barrett and many other stockists around the world.
Disclaimer: The two Orgran products were sent to me complimentary for review purposes. All other ingredients were paid for with my own money. All photos and words are my own.