Cinnamon and raisin bagel, jam, apple
Now that the packet of bagels is open, it seems a shame not to use them for at least some breakfasts. They also make a really lovely start to the day if lightly toasted and spread with some vegan margarine (and jam).
Leek and sweetcorn pasta salad, spinach, sesame snaps, apple
Like most animal-free pasta dishes, this makes a really good pasta salad although I’d suggest leaving it out of the fridge for a while so that the coldness isn’t too excessive. The soya cream sauce becomes a nice pasta salad dressing when it’s served like this.
Toasted sandwich with ‘cream cheese’ and tomato, crisps, apple, Alpro soya dessert
An exciting discovery on the vegan cheese front as this is definitely the nicest ‘cream cheese’ I’ve tried. It’s the Tofutti brand and you can buy it in Holland and Barrett (it’s available in a variety of flavours). They’ve definitely managed to get the cream cheese texture spot on and it’s really smooth and spreadable. It also tastes lovely and there’s no strong ‘cheesy’ flavour. It made a great toasted sandwich combined with some sliced cherry tomatoes, a sprinkle of lemon thyme and a drizzle of olive oil. Basil would have been more Italian but the lemon thyme gave it (unsurprisingly) a nice lemony flavour. I’m very much looking forward to having a ‘cream cheese’ bagel in the near future.
Wholemeal crackers, exotic dried fruit mix
The dried fruit is great for a sugar boost, especially the really sweet chunks of pineapple. The wholemeal crackers (from Lidl) are great to nibble on.