Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

‘Azevigans’

'Azevias' are one of many Christmas sweet dishes in Portugal. Is not traditional in all parts of the country, it's mainly eaten in Alentejo. The traditional ones are made with eggs and lard, and is also fried. I had to come up with not only a vegan version but also a healthier type of these… Continue reading ‘Azevigans’

Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Queen’s Bun

'Bolo Rainha' and 'Bolo Rei' are typical Christmas sweets in Portugal. I was never a massive fan of either of them. 'Bolo rei' (king's bun) has a lot of crystallised (candied) fruit, which I don't fancy. 'Bolo Rainha' (Queen's bun) has raisins and sultanas (and dried cranberries sometimes) and I really dislike any of these.… Continue reading Queen’s Bun

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Bean stew

'Feijoada' is very typical in Portuguese speaking countries: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Timor-Leste and Macau, with many different versions. As a rule of thumb, it has to include beans off course, some kind of meat and meat sausages and usually cabbage. So, not difficult to come up with a vegan version! The recipe below is… Continue reading Bean stew

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