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Liiinooo Thu 26-May-16 21:14:00

DD2 has two vegan uni friends coming to stay for a week. They will be out and about a lot so I won't have to do too much for them but I think I at least to have some breakfast and light snack food around so they can help themselves morning and evening. I am used to veggie catering but vegans stump me.

So far my Tesco shop has porridge oats, humus, salsa, tortilla chips...and now I am running out of ideas. We always have soy/almond milk in and various nut butters. What else can I get for them? Also I would like to do a roast dinner one day - what is a vegan substitute for a Yorkshire pudding?

ClaudiaWankleman Thu 26-May-16 21:28:38

I find Mexican food really lends itself to veganisation. Enchiladas are very easily vegan, and even if you don't want to buy vegan cheese they taste good without.
This looks like an ok recipe for YPs although I've never tried it myself.

Blondie1984 Thu 26-May-16 22:15:54

I would grab some dairy free spread so that they can have that on bread/toast if they don't want porridge
I would also get some vegan friendly pesto for pasta - and maybe some vegan cheese.

In terms of your Yorkshire Pud - there is a recipe for vegan ones here

What with that and the bits you've already got, I think it sounds great ...especially if they are going to be out quite a bit.
If you wanted to get some ice cream then Booja Booja make a good one

PhoenixReisling Sat 28-May-16 07:23:22

I would by some oat/soya/nut milk
Make some gaucamole/salsa for dips for tortilla chips

claraschu Sat 28-May-16 07:27:25

Lots of Indian and other Asian food is vegan, as are many vegetarian soups, veggie chilli, baked potatoes.

FishWithABicycle Sat 28-May-16 07:32:22

Get some ripe&ready avocado - make a great breakfast food on toast

pearlylum Sat 28-May-16 07:35:34


DoreenLethal Sat 28-May-16 07:45:44

If they are uni friends then tell them the kitchen is free between X and Y for them to cook and show them how to use the dishwasher/where the pots go after they have tidied up after themselves.

And just get some basics in. they are adults and have been fending for themselves so let them go and shop and cook what they want to eat. As a vegan for a while and veggie for 30+ years, I know that meat eaters are often not as stringent on what is and isn't veggie so would rather cook myself.

LaContessaDiPlump Sat 28-May-16 07:48:18

There's something called oggran (I think) that is a good substitute for egg. I think you can generally sub in soy milk for dairy for cooking purposes too.

I'd make sure you've got fruit/snacky veg in too!

Dancingqueen17 Sat 28-May-16 09:35:53

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lljkk Sat 28-May-16 09:46:36

I bet they'll come back from the late night chippy having not really thought about what the chips are fried in.

claraschu Sat 28-May-16 14:37:39

My vegan and vegetarian friends are very aware of what chips are fried in, and what marshmallows and haribo are made of.

Liiinooo Sat 28-May-16 16:07:06

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. They arrived this morning. They seem like very nice girls and are already proving to be self sufficient.

They are so excited to be near London - the list of things they want to do and see is getting ever longer - I may not see them at all!

LaContessaDiPlump Sat 28-May-16 18:02:09

grin tell them about Vx near King's Cross (vegan deli on Caledonian Road) and the massive Planet Organic branch on Tottenham Court Road! Also, M&S do several vegan options in the salad-y section for when they're out and about.

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