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

Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

little ‘fish’ from the garden

Here's a little fact you probably didn't know: it was the Portuguese in the 16th century that taught the Japanese how to make tempura. There, said it! In Portugal we have this traditional snack called 'peixinhos da horta'- little fish from the garden, and is basically green beans involved in some kind of tempura batter… Continue reading little ‘fish’ from the garden

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Bitoque (portuguese style ‘steak’)

If you've been to a traditional Portuguese restaurant you know that 'Bitoque' is most certainly on the menu. I think the seitan 'steak' is very nice but the gem of this dish is the 'egg'- it tastes so much like egg that is a little bit mind blowing. I really dare you to try and… Continue reading Bitoque (portuguese style ‘steak’)