Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

No chick soup

Chicken soup is famous a little bit all around the world and Portugal is no different, where is called 'canja de galinha'. Do vegans have to miss out and forget about chicken soup? No way! This is very easy to 'veganise', more so with so many vegan versions of 'chicken', available pretty much everywhere. Do… Continue reading No chick soup

Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

No Chorizo bread

'Pão com chouriço' is very popular in Portugal all year around, but particularly during Summer village parties, 'fresh' from the oven. I've got to say, it is so tasty. Nowadays is so easy to find vegan chorizo or chorizo flavoured vegan sausages that is really simple to 'veganise' this delicious snack - try it! Time:… Continue reading No Chorizo bread

Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Shiitake ‘gizzard’

Gizzard, in Portuguese 'moelas'. Where to start? They are part of bird's digestive system, where food is processed, just before coming out on the other end, if I make myself clear. In Portugal is cooked with wine and tomato to make a snack, and is also used in other dishes. I adapted the famous 'moelas'… Continue reading Shiitake ‘gizzard’

Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Vegan Portuguese style ‘black pudding’ balls

In Portugal we have a snack that is black pudding's cousin, called 'morcela'. Is also made of pig's guts, flesh chunks and blood (my heart skipped a beat here). The worst of it all is that I liked it! I used to eat these horrible things. Well, the good news is that I liked it… Continue reading Vegan Portuguese style ‘black pudding’ balls

Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

‘sheese’ and’vham’ pastries

These pastries took me right back to my high school years. We would have one of this for lunch on those cheeky days when we didn't feel like going to the canteen and have yesterday's rice with no-flavour something else (sorry, I know, some canteens are not that bad!). In Portuguese is called 'lanche misto'… Continue reading ‘sheese’ and’vham’ pastries

Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Portuguese croquettes

To me, this is comfort food and a genuine guilty pleasure! Little deep fried cylindrical pieces of food, full of flavours. Don't be fooled by the name, these are not uninteresting potato croquettes! My mum has made croquettes all her life, and still does. I challenged her for us to create together a vegan version… Continue reading Portuguese croquettes