Surprisingly, Keith and I are now practising three times each week for two hours each session. Our Waltz and Slowfox routines are coming along beautifully, and we’ve started to, at least, look at our options for the Tango. The Quickstep and Viennese Waltz are waiting patiently! We will also need to re-invent ‘arm lines’ for our New Vogue dances, of which there are sixteen competition dances. Up to eight may need to be practiced for any one comp.
Phew; we have a lot to do!
With the extra exercise, time and energy we are both spending in our pursuit of competition dancing, our little bodies need extra fortification.
With this in mind, and because I haven’t wanted to increase our ‘meat’ intake, I went hunting. (We have two or three fish meals per week, plus a very occasional chicken meal).
I found the following recipe. I can’t take any credit for it, except to say I fiddled a little with the quantities…
We each had two rolls for lunch. The remaining four are currently in the freezer waiting to be enjoyed at a later date – Yum!
If you are trying to cut down on your meat intake, or even if you’re not I’m certain you’ll find these bundles of joy delightfully satisfying, tasty, and just a little bit indulgent.
Go ahead, have some fun!
Easy Sausage Rolls
- 1 brown onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 300g of firm tofu
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons of tamari or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon of dried sage
- 1/2 cup fresh basil – or whatever green herb you enjoy
- 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed but kept cold
- 1 tablespoon of milk or soy milk for brushing the rolls before baking
- Combine all ingredients (except the pastry!) in a food processor to make the mixture
- Cut puff pastry sheets into squares – 4 squares per sheet
- Spread mixture onto puff pastry squares & fold – I moistened the end with a brush of soy milk (water can be used). I then placed the rolls onto baking paper in a baking tray and brushed them all over with a little soy milk.
- Bake for 20 mins at 200 degrees C / 390 F – I found they needed an extra 5 mins
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