Easy Sausage/Vegan Rolls + A Dance Update

Dancing Update

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!

Here is a little reminder of our Australian New Vogue dancing

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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
  • Enjoy!

Carolyn xoxoxo

Here is where I found them and the image

© 2022 Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk

25 comments

    1. I was truly surprised, Dorothy; they were very moreish! And two was ample for lunch.
      I’m hoping they will thaw and reheat well. I’m likely to find out soon! It’s been almost twenty four hours since our first tasting and I’m already thinking about releasing them from their cold storage! 😋 😂
      xoxoxo

        1. Hahah… That’s exactly what I heard mid afternoon yesterday… Carolyn…Carolyn…
          So what did I do….? Naturally, it would have been rude to ignore that faint call to action. So, I heeded the call, defrosted a roll in the microwave, then browned the pastry (slightly) under the grill.
          Delightful… 🤤

  1. Java Bean: “Mmmm, sausage!”
    Charlee: “Well, it’s tofu, Bean, not sausage.”
    Java Bean: “I’ll still eat it!”
    Lulu: “Me too! After all, I love to eat the thick ends of the leaves that Dada snaps off the head of lettuce!”
    Chaplin: “Dogs are SO weird.”

    1. “Chaplin: “Dogs are SO weird.”
      They are Chaplin, I agree!
      Raw broccoli, carrot and peas are staples for Pebble and Beau. They have a great nosh-up when I’m preparing meals. But, neither of them will eat tofu. Some fell on the floor as I was preparing the rolls! They both got to them before I realised…. Such a funny sight – Two little puppy dogs with screwed up faces spitting out the little bits of tofu.
      Nope, it’s all for me and K…. Some things are sacred… 😂😂😂
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank You, Michele, and welcome! 🌹
      I’m so smitten with this recipe. It is, for me, going to be another staple. So easy to make, and tastes so good…
      xoxoxo

  2. Oooo I like the idea of a vegan sausage roll! I can’t eat meat sausage since having a stoma (so goodbye to hot dogs, home made cottage pie, beefburgers…just writing the list makes my tummy sad). I hope you enjoy the rest of yours – doing a little batch and putting some in the freezer for a later date is a great idea! I’ve never tried that with meat because I’m always too apprehensive of causing someone food poisoning. With my culinary skills, that’s probably possible simply by making toast 😂

    So you two are doing 6 hours a week of dance practice, that is incredible! And I loved the video. So elegant. And the dress is beautiful. You two amaze me with your passion and resilience and desire to keep dancing and moving forward, no matter what. xx

    1. I do hope this little recipe agrees with your tummy, Caz; it truly is, for me, a wonderful addition to my diet.

      Yes, Caz, it is truly surprising us too! Two hours (x3) passes so quickly, though, for us. We truly have a lot of work before us!

      I’m amazed by Keith’s recovery progress after the knee surgery he had. It took about nine weeks before he felt comfortable to dance again (before that he was doing all the physio given plus walking heaps), however, the reality is still so surprising! Hopefully, I’ll have some video footage to show soon…
      Lots o’ Love
      xoxoxo

  3. Loved the video, Carolyn. You make an amazing pair and great dancers too. I can feel your passion for dancing💗 Thank you for bringing comfort on the passing of my sweet Little Binky. It gives me a good feeling to know that she was loved so much💗 Pawkisses from Heaven especially for you🐾😽✨

    1. So lovely of you. Thank You so much… 💕
      I know the sadness of losing a loved PawFriend. Little Binky, I know, was loved, and enjoyed a wonderful time with you and Grandpaw. She will be missed by many.
      Sending much Love and Kisses 🌹
      xoxoxo

    1. No, either had I.
      My man K said he could taste that it wasn’t a meat based sausage, however, he wants to have this as one of our ‘staple’ meals because he really enjoyed the flavours!
      Enough said.. hahah.. It’s now on the weekly menu. 🙂
      And it’s easy to make! If I can, anyone can. 😂
      xoxoxo

      1. Yeah vegan sausages always taste a little different but it’s still a nice flavour and texture so I’m sure it would work well as a plant based alternative 😀

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