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Vegan ‘Meat’ball Sub #WorldVeganDay

November 1, 2017 • By


Happy #WorldVeganDay to all the wonderful vegans, and future vegans, who visit this site!

To celebrate this kind and conscious lifestyle choice, I’ve created the Vegan Meatball Sub. Vegans love junk food too! It’s super quick and easy to make, plus it’s filled with guilt free melted cheese. What’s not to love?

Honestly, if you made this sandwich for your non-vegan friends they would be seriously impressed and you will have given them one meat free option to add to their list.


The ‘Meat’ball Sub

What you’ll need:

  • Sainsbury’s own brand vegan meatballs (here)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomato puree
  • Garlic
  • Vegan Spread
  • Vegan mozzarella: I use Violife because it melts well
  • Sub roll

What to do:

Step 1: Cook the meatballs for 15 – 20 minutes (as directed on the packaging)

Step 2: Chop mushrooms and tomatoes

Step 3: Add a little oil to a pan and heat the garlic, tomatoes and mushrooms. Adding a teaspoon of tomato puree towards the end.

Step 4: Slice the sub roll and toast the insides under the grill. This will stop the bread going too soggy.

Step 5: Add the meatballs to the bottom slice of bread, pouring the tomatoes and mushrooms over the top. Then add a few slices of vegan mozzarella and grill until cheese begins to melt. It helps to create a little support structure out of tinfoil as the sub gets a little top heavy under the grill and can spill everywhere (like my first attempt did, cheese explosion!)

Step 6: Drizzle with BBQ sauce and add the top layer of bread


Vegan Food & Recipes

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

August 8, 2017 • By

Fancying yourself a sweet treat but trying to ‘be good’, ‘eat clean’ or partake in any other popular social media hashtag?

I have the solution in the form of this amazing vegan banana bread recipe. It’s sweets, its ‘clean’, natural and totally worth letting your bananas over-ripen for.

Though this is a vegan recipe that doesn’t mean it’s exclusively for vegans. Non-vegans will also find it delicious, don’t tell them it’s vegan and they won’t even notice the difference. It is cruelty free, contains no hate, no harm and no nasties. What’s not to love?

Vegan Banana Bread | Northern Yogi


Vegan Recipes


Banana Bread recipes | Northern Yogi


What you’ll need

  • 4 overly ripe bananas. The riper the better!
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground linseeds or flaxseeds
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 5 cups coconut or spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vanilla extract


Optional extras for decoration

  • Walnuts
  • Choc chips
  • Raisons
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut cream/ yoghurt



  1. Mash the 4 ripe bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the milk, oil, flax or linseed, agave syrup and vanilla extract and combine.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, bi-carb and the oats and stir to create a thick mixture (try and make sure there are no traces of flour dust left over)
  4. If you chose to decorate the top on the cake do it now. Walnuts and cinnamon are a wonderful decorative addition.
  5. Spray your baking tin with your chosen oil spray (I use coconut oil spray)
  6. Heat your oven to about 190/ 175 fan assisted.
  7. Place the baking tin on the top shelf for 30 minutes
  8. The bread should bounce back when you press it, this means you’ve got the perfect consistency.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  10. Once ready to serve decorate with your chosen ingredients. I like blueberries and coconut cream (or if you’re being really good leave out the cream, #bikinibody)

This is a wholesome and healthy vegan bread that can be enjoyed as a sweet treat or as a breakfast. It’s so simple and speedy to make and it will be enjoyed by everyone, not just vegans!