Easy Vegan Burritos

I LOVE burritos/wraps/bowls- whatever you want to call them or however you want to have them, they’re delicious! This is one of my staple meals that I make probably every week as it’s delicious, filling, healthy & usually flows into the next days Lunch too- winner!

What Will I Need?

– Quorn Chicken Pieces
– Cumin
– Paprika
– Oil
– Red Onion
– Fresh Chilli
– Corriander
– Tomatoes
– Peppers
– Lettuce
– Cucumber
– Wholemeal wrap (optional)
– Salsa/Guac (optional)

What Do I Do?

If you’re sceptical about Quorn, I hear ya! When I first became vegetarian I hated the thought of eating something that was trying to be meat as I really don’t like the texture and thought it would freak me out. I avoided Quorn for a long time, but then I discovered these lovely chicken pieces when I was away with my family and my Brother cooked it- and I LOVED it. I don’t like the chicken breasts/steaks etc but the pieces are perfect for salads/wraps/curries as they don’t have a chewy texture, but it makes your meat free meal a lot more substantial

OK so, first of all I spray some fry light oil into a wok and chuck in my Quorn chicken pieces- I use a couple of handfuls as I usually have it for my Dinner and Lunch the following day. Once the ‘quicken’ (as I like to call it) is in the pan, I add some paprika and cumin (amount depends on your preference) and leave this to cook for 10-15 minutes on a low heat as I get everything else prepared

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Next I chopp my wrap ingredients – a handful of lettuce, half a red onion, large handful of coriander, 1 tomato, half a pepper and half a red chilli. I recommend really finely dicing these ingredients (especially onion and coriander) as it makes the ingredients all mix together a lot smoother

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Now I add these ingredients to my wrap! You don’t have to have a wrap of course- I usually do for my Dinner to make it more filling, but for Lunch I tend to have it it as a burrito bowl/salad to keep it lighter

After adding my salad ingredients, I then add the ‘Quicken’ pieces, followed by my chosen sauces. Mine of course was my homemade salsa and guac!

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This probably takes me 20 minutes to make max and it’s so delicious and filling! Whats one of your staple mid-week meals?

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The Vegan Kind Subscription #3

I don’t think I will ever not love getting these boxes – especially when they somehow get better every time. I thought Box 1 and Box 2 were good…

1. Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg

First and foremost I have to start with this magical product. I have always wanted to try Vegan Eggs, so when they arrived in this box I was so excited! I’ve seen people do incredible things with them on Instagram like baking, pancakes etc but I went for good ole fashioned scrambled eggs and they were amazing. I was worried the consistency would be a little strange but it wasn’t at all. I sprinkled mine with chilli flakes on some wholewheat toast & they were gorgeous. Will definitely be buying again and sharing some recipes!

2. Native Unearthed Natural Deodorant

This product totally amazed me. It’s a rub on deodorant made solely from volcanic crystal minerals. Nothing else. Absolutely not a scrap of any other ingredient in this badboy?! Magical. I have quite sensitive armpits, and when I use the big brands that are over perfumed I get a really irritated underarm but this was perfect. I had absolutely no itchiness, it went on easily and has kept me fresh all day with this glimpse of Summer us Brits have been seeing

3. Hippeas Chickpea Puffs – Far Out Fajita

Like all healthy or organic crisps i’m a little bit hesitant. There are so many bad ones out there that are thin and tasteless, it’s hard not to judge an entire range of food by it, that’s why I’ve been so impressed by some of the crisps I’ve received in these boxes- especially these! The texture is substantial but it’s the flavour packed tasty goodness that made me fall in love. As well as being tasty, they are low calorie; high fibre; vegan & gluten free as well as being packed with good hippie vibes

4. Squirrel Sisters Coconut Cashew

Unfortunately for Squirrel Sisters, i’m not a huge fan of cashew so this product definitely wasn’t my favourite in the box – but it isn’t going to stop me from trying more of their products as they have so many deliciously sweet treats to choose from (especially the Cacao Brownie- now that looks like something I can get down with). However, if you are into cashew I would definitely recommend this. It’s such a nice texture and is really filling for such a small snack – and obviously packed full of nutritious cruelty free goodness!

5. Landgarten Choco Snack

Just yum. Like yum yum yum. These were definitely my favourite of the box (being a chocolate addict and all that) and I can’t wait to buy more. The lovely crunchy textured combined with the richness of the dark chocolate makes it the perfect snack. As well as being Vegan, they are also gluten, GMO and peanut free (as well as being organic of course) – what’s not to love?

6. Candy Kitten Sweet Pineapple

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a Made in Chelsea fan girl moment when I saw these. I watch the show, I know big J is behind Candy Kitten – what I didn’t know was that they’d launched this delicious vegan product (available to pre-order from Waitrose and I recommend you do). These are delicious! They are the texture of a Percy Pig and packed full of a fresh pineapple taste and I simply loved them

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Why I Adore Coconut Oil

Ingredient that’s always stocked? Coconut oil. Favourite hair treatment? Coconut oil. Favourite skincare product?

My favourite thing about coconut oil is that it’s so versatile – I can use it for pretty much anything and everything (& believe me I do). When I first invested in a jar I thought ‘good gracious this is huge it’s going to take me forever to get through all this’ – lol. How naive I was! I think that giant jar lasted me around 2 weeks, and I have been constantly stocking it up ever since

When shopping for this lovely jar of goodness, you may notice that there are a few that vary quite differently in price. It’s important to know that I use virgin coconut oil (which tends to be the more expensive one), and have never tried refined. The reason refined coconut oil is usually cheaper is because it is not made from fresh coconuts (so doesn’t taste or smell like coconut) and has usually undergone a lot of processing before it’s sold, which is why I believe that in this case it’s always better to spend a little more. Although virgin coconut oil is a bit more expensive, it’s usually completely natural and made from deliciously fresh coconuts and the less processing done to a product (especially one that’s going to be consumed) is a lot better for us. Here are a few of my favourite ways to use it…

1. Cooking
Goes without saying that this is naturally used as an alternative to other more fattening oils as it’s so much better for us, and has a huge list of health benefits (healthy fat, improves digestion, immune system etc). Whenever I cook anything in a pan, this is what I use to get me started and it always adds a hint of flavour to what i’m cooking too. As well as using it as a substitute to oil, you can also use it for smoothies, homemade bars and even in your coffee

2. Hair Treatment
I dye my hair a lot, so it’s important that I take care of it to make sure it doesn’t dry out. Whenever I dye my hair a new & crazy colour I get the same question ‘how do you dye it so much and keep it in such good condition?’ – coconut oil. Are you sick of me saying those 2 words yet?! I’ve tried a couple of hair masks in the past, but as soon as I started using this I didn’t need to again as it  moisturises your hair and scalp, leaving with you a lovely shine! Soemtimes I use just the oil, but other times I add things to the mask to mix things up a bit (such as lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang etc)

3. Skin Care
Last but absolutely not least – skin care. I have the most sensitive skin, and when it comes to a moisturiser specifically everything seems to irritate my face but this oil is so gentle on my skin that it just leaves it feeling soft & fresh (with no red puffiness). I sometimes use it as an exfoliator for my face and for my legs before I shave them mixing coconut oil with some brown sugar – amazing

The list is endless for this lovely stuff – you can use it as for your cuticles, cold sores, dry hands, lips, stretch marks, sunburn etc but these are just my 3 favourite ways – what are yours?

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