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How to prepare a vegan three course meal for your loved one - SPONSORED CONTENT

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and who needs to spend the evening slaving over a hot stove when they could be cuddled up on the couch with their hot love.
Many people are continuing on from Veganuary and refraining from animal products. As a result, we present to you Valenvegan, ok we agree it is a bit of a mouthful but not as much as a delicious mouthful as these two recipes we have cooked up for you.
Both are quick and easy to make, the nachos are perfect to share and all ingredients were found in Eroski.

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Stacked Nachos

An ideal dish for lovers who want to be more hands on and share their food. Stacked nachos has it all, taste, easy to make and a ready made game of jenga all rolled into one.
This recipe is made in 10 - 15 minutes - depends on how fast or slow you chop and open a can.
Ingredients:
1 medium red pepper
1 medium yellow pepper
1 red onion
1 can Waitrose red kidney beans
1 can Waitrose chopped plum tomatoes
½ packet Latin American medium fajita seasoning mix
1 packet Mexifoods totopos tortilla chips
1 packet Waitrose grated vegan cheese
1 jar Doritos salsa
1 tsp olive oil
1 avocado

Method:
1. Chop the red and yellow pepper into cubes
2. Dice the red onion
3. Fry up the red onion and peppers under a medium heat in a teaspoon of oil until they
are soft
4. Drain the can of kidney beans, rinse and add to the onion and peppers
5. Add the can of chopped tomatoes
6. Stir in the fajita seasoning and simmer for five minutes
7. Dice the avocado
8. Place some totopos tortilla chips on a plate and add dollops of the beans, tomato, onion
and pepper mix. Place more chips on top of this and then add some more mix this time
topped with some cheese. Add another layer of chips and mix. For the final layer add the
rest of the chips, mix and cheese
9. Pop in the microwave for one minute
10. Place the chopped avocado on top and serve as it is with the salsa on the side

MAIN
Spinach Ravioli with creamy basil sauce

Who doesn’t love Italian food, it is the food of romance if you watched Lady and the Tramp and it is the food of love when you see the cliché TV/movie scenes of Italian families all happily gathered around a fresh pasta dish.
This recipe is made in less than ten minutes and will leave an impression on your date that will last a lot longer.

Ingredients:
1 pack Waitrose vegan spinach ravioli
1 carton Alpro soya cream
30g Waitrose hazelnuts
1 large shallot
3 cloves garlic
25g Waitrose frozen chopped basil
1 pinch salt and pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Method:
1. Cut the hazelnuts in half
2. Dice the shallot and chop the garlic up finely
3. Fry the shallot and garlic in a teaspoon of olive oil, once it starts to sweat add the hazelnuts
4. Start to boil the Waitrose vegan spinach ravioli in hot water (this takes two minutes to cook
on simmer)
5. Going back to the frying pan with your hazelnuts, shallots and garlic and add the cream and
basil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and don’t let it overboil
6. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and mix it in with the creamy sauce
7. It is now ready to serve
Note: You can place the pasta on a bed of rocket if you are seeking a hint of peppery taste.
Eroski also sell Waitrose vegan ciabatta garlic bread to accompany your dinner. While garlic
is considered a no no if you are planning on kissing someone who isn’t eating it, when both
of you are no one will be put off by the other’s breath.

DESSERT
No need to cook just grab a ‘Freaks of Nature’ vegan dessert, the ‘choc caramel cheesecake’ is
available in Eroski. The desserts are gluten free, soya free, egg free and have no dairy.

This article is sponsored by Eroski Gibraltar.

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