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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5 Favourite’s About Italy

So I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks, as I’ve been in Italy for a 2 week holiday with my Family & watching my lovely big Brother get married!! On a Monday I usually round up a few things that have made me happy that week, but today i’m going to round up my favorite things about Italy over the past couple of weeks. In no particular order..

1. Seeing my Brother get married!

OK so maybe this one is in a particular order and absolutely has to be number 1 because this is the reason we went to Italy in the first place, and my goodness was it beautiful! It surpassed all already extremely high expectations, and was one of the best days ever. Not only was it beautiful from start to finish, but it was completely and totally emotional watching my big Brother marry the love of his life and my lovely Sister in Law Catherine after a decade (!!) of being together. I wish I could re-live the day again!

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2. Wine Tasting

I’ve never been wine tasting before, but I have certainly tasted a lot of wine. I am in no way cultured with wine and I am one of those girls that buys the bottle that should have been the most expensive but is on offer – I’m clearly an expert. We set off up the mountains of Lucca to the most incredible Vineyard and Oil Farm. If you’re ever in that area, the Colleverde Estate is a must visit. We were shown how Olive Oil is made, how wine is made, and then we sat out overlooking the most incredible view and tasted 6 amazing wines. It was the perfect start to our holiday!

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3. Riomaggiore 

We had a day trip to Riomaggiore as it is THE ‘Pinterest picture’ and we were not disappointed. As soon as we came out of the tunnel on the train the views of the sea were incredible. Once we were off the train we spotted an amazing bar with a terrace overlooking it all which we spent a couple of hours in taking in the view (and plenty of Wine)

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4. Edoardo Vegan Ice Cream (or any Gelato in Italy)

I’ve been to Italy before so I know that as well as the usual 3 meals a day, there’s also a minimum of 1 Gelato a day too. Not only because it’s super hot and refreshing, but because it’s also INCREDIBLE and i’m already craving an Italian ice cream. When we went to Florence last year, my Sister in Law got an ice cream from Edoardo’s as Beyonce had been there before (and she is obsessed). I decided not to bother because of the que, but decided to give it a go when we went on a day trip this year. The good thing about Edoardo’s is that it also specialises in VEGAN ice cream too – something I have never tried. As I said, i’m a huge ice cream fan so it was a risk in my mind for my Gelato a day to try something new but i’m so glad I did – it was so freakin delicious. I opted for Summer Fruits and after a large meal it was light & refreshing and just what I needed – also super creamy for a dairy free sweet treat so definitely pay a visit if you’re ever in Florence

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5. Rome

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to visit Rome, so when we planned to spend 2 weeks in Italy I knew it had to be on the list. Both my boyfriend and I LOVE history and architecture and anything that has an interesting story behind it, so we knew straight away that we were going to love it – but we didn’t realise just how much. Only a 3 hour train ride away from where we were in Lucca we hopped on for a 3 night visit and it was amazing. I’m going to do a post in a bit more detail but from food to the wine to the buildings and the history it was all just amazing- and a fab stay in a beautiful hotel with a central location definitely helped. If you get an opportunity for a few days here then go for it – you won’t be disappointed!

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Aside from all these lovely things, it was just amazing to spend so much time with my family. I mean, we spend quite a lot of time together anyway because we’re a bit strange like that but being abroad and spending quality time together was just amazing

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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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