To start this awesome day we decided we needed a filling breakfast as we planned on walking up the malvern hills. So this lead me to making my easy vegan pancakes! This are super delicious and really easy to make trust me! Also a great way to start the day if you need a hearty breakfast. To check out my full recipe for the pancakes check out the link below:
For lunch we decided to take some food up the hill with us so we could take in the view whilst we ate. We decided to try and share Waitrose’s new MLT sandwich and it was nice to see a vegan alternative to the classic BLT sandwich. The mushrooms were marinated nicely and had a smoky flavour to them, replicating the taste of bacon well. The spicy mayo served with it made the sandwich moist and balanced out the flavours. We also shared some sushi as we are big sushi fans! I will be honest I was skeptical about it because I think that supermarket sushi can be subpar compared to fresh sushi but this actually surprised my expectations. Don’t get me wrong I think fresh is always best but this sushi was actually really good for something that is grab and go.
I really enjoyed our walk and it was really lovely to spend some time together in a natural environment. I would definitely say that if you’re ever feeling stressed, a bit under the weather or just want to spend some quality time with your loved ones, don’t underestimate the power of a good walk.
After our walk, we stopped off at Morrisons as the one in Malvern is huge and wanted to see what they had on offer! So first of all when I walked in I saw the selection of ‘grab and go’ food and their lunch options. For us veggies there was certainly a lot of sandwich options with different types of cheeses and fillings however for those vegans all I could see was a boring falafel sandwich which I have never been a fan of. However they did have other choices in their meal deal which included a veggie buddha salad which looked really fresh and satisfying for a salad and I thought it was really cool they offered this as part of the £3.50 meal deal. Their choice of sides were a lot better than other supermarkets as it included things like strawberries and cream and veggie sticks which is a lot more interesting than crisps or chocolate. Their selection of different and unique types of fruit and veg was really good and I thought it was brilliant they offered “wonky” veg as an option. They had a whole section of the supermarket dedicated to their free-from section which made things really convenient and easy and they had plenty of choice for dairy-free milks, yogurts, cheeses and fake meats. They even had affordable own-brand options too. The most impressive part of my visit was that Morrisons have their own vegan range of ready meals and frozen foods. There were too many options to name but some of notice to me was their vegan margarita pizza, vegetable paella, mushroom bolognese, mini jackfruit hot dogs and even vegan cupcakes! To check out their full range, check out the link below:
Overall I was really impressed with the choice at Morrisons and thought it was all at a very affordable price compared to some of the bigger supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsburys.
For dinner we decided to make a very easy roast. We spotted Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Beef Roast (which is also vegan!) and decided to give it a go. I also brought a very convenient bag of mixed vegetables to go with it which only costed a £1 for 1kg! I served it with some hassle-back potatoes which I cooked in oil, salt, pepper and thyme and this made a very yummy and easy dinner. I really liked the glaze on the roast however looking back, it was a bit dry so next time I would have made gravy to go with it.
I hope you enjoyed getting an insight into the sort of things I like to eat when spending a day outside and exploring a new supermarket. Let me know the kind of things you like to get from Waitrose and Morrisons in the comments below.