I have been a bit poorly (that will serve me right for crowing so much about how great I felt doing Veganuary!), but I have not neglected the blog entirely. In fact, I have been continuing my search for the perfect Allergy Brothers friendly, easy, mid-week meal. Last week we tried red lentil pasta and vegan parmesan.
Ingredients Tolerant Foods Red Lentil Rotini – Non-GMO, organic red lentils. That’s it.
Ingredients Violife Prosociano – Water, Coconut oil (17%), Modified starch, Starch, Sea salt, Rice protein, Vegan parmesan flavour, Olive extract, Colour – b-carotene
I’ll start with reviewing the pasta. The Allergy Brothers sniffed it and refused to try it. I poo-pooed their fears , and tucked in. “This is delicious,” I said. And it was. Just like normal pasta, but weirdly filling. It was easily a meal with just some cheese shavings on. And then, I had an allergic reaction to it. The boys are so much better than I am at detecting which things will make us ill! So if you are not allergic to this then I would recommend it.
The vegan parmesan was pretty good too. It had a hard texture; this is especially impressive when you consider that vegan cheeses are often a bit soggy. There was a strong flavour; the smell was too strong for the Allergy Brothers, but this wasn’t for them anyway. It was really very convincing. Now the negatives, it is pricey (we paid £4.90 for 235g), but then so is real parmesan. I also didn’t like the vague ingredients. What kind of starch? Rice? Potato? What is vegan parmesan flavour?
So in summary, this would indeed be an easy, mid-week meal, but just not for the Allergy Brothers.