Speedy Vegan dinners from a non-vegan 

I’ve previously taken part in Veganuary and despite a pathetic hungover and whiny start, I really enjoyed trying some new vegan dinners. Since my dabble with the meatless motion I have welcomed some Vegan options into my everyday.

Now let me just clarify my cooking style: low maintenance (lazy). If you’re here for a recipe for a quinoa curry, you’ lost girl!

Below is basically a list of easy AF vegan dinners which are particularly handy if you’re short on time or a lazy cook like moi. Oh and I’ve also included some things that you should never put in or around your mouth… I mean it! 

Pomeranian dining with my dog

Speedy Vegan dinner options

Sainsbury’s meatless meatballs

Absolutely amazing. Tasty, moist (sorry, hate that word) and full of flavour – have repurchased a number of times.  


Linda McCartney’s veggie sausages

Come through with the sausage goodness. These are incred. What more can I say? I actively choose these over regular sausages now. Every flavour I’ve tasted are delish, high protein, low cal. Both thumbs up.


Quorn mince

Actually love Quorn mince and make chilli with it at least once a week (ok Dem does) but it contains egg white. Which seems a bit unnecessary and something to watch out for if you’re looking to adopt an entirely Vegan lifestyle.


Quorn Fish-less fingers 

Those that know me well know my deep-rooted love for a breaded cod digit. So when I discovered a Vegan version I was in there like swimwear. Here’s the kicker – they taste like regular fish fingers. Mind is blown. 


Meat Free Chicken Style Pieces 

Let me first drop in and just say I can’t stand tofu. Nothing about it is enjoyable, Alexa SKIP. But when we’re cutting down on meat these little tasty bites from Tesco are perfect added to a stir fry or curry and they’re full of flavour. I’m a fan.


Linda McCartney’s pulled pork burgers 

Honestly just no. What were you thinking Linda? Ffs. Rubbery, slimy and gross. Would rather eat the box they came in tbh. It’s a hard no from me. Avoid like the plague.


vegan dinner pomeranian

Vegan dinner options: Snacks & sauces

Tesco free from Vegan mayo 

Love. Tastes on par with regular mayo (not quite as A* as Heinz) but definitely up there. Annoyingly often only sold in small bottles and horrendously overpriced. But for anyone that doesn’t insist on a ridiculous mayo/chip ratio you should be all good. 


Free from Basil pesto 

Very tasty. Would definitely recommend trying though as the taste is almost identical to regular pesto and priced the same as regular pesto. All in all, yum. 


speedy vegan dinners



Trendy and so effortlessly Shoreditch – Mooshies is a must-visit their burgers are incredible, as are their fries. Didn’t “miss meat” in the slightest and the cheese they put in is just a whole mood. Whether you’re Vegan or just trying to reduce your meat consumption this is defo somewhere to visit. Plus they’re dog-friendly! Win. 


Vegan plates 

Ok, so Vegan plates is somewhere to try if you fancy a takeaway. Their burgers are next level – I’m still baffled as to how their chicken burger didn’t contain meat but still tasted as banging as it did. And as for their salted caramel cheesecake – tastes so good I’d sell a family member. You get the gist. 



I really wanted to love Redemption with its cute interiors and rave reviews. But I just didn’t. The food was pretty average and at times pretty dry – I had to ask for multiple pots of Tommy K. And it wasn’t very filling either, had to forcibly insist that Dem didn’t head to Maccers afterwards. Cocktails were nice though plus they’re dog-friendly so I’ll give them a few points for that. 


So there we have it, some lazy Vegan dinner hacks from a non-Vegan. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to try something new. Just promise me you’ll stay away from Linda’s pulled pork!  xo


  1. Sarah January 12, 2020 / 7:20 pm

    Mmm maybe I’ll try Linda M’s sausages next time I’m at the shops 😀👍🏻

    • misshldolan
      January 12, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      They’re so yummy – think you’d like them! xox

  2. glowsteady January 12, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve been eating vegan for a few years now so I was so curious to see what you included here. I love that you gave everything a rating, that’s so helpful x


    • misshldolan
      January 12, 2020 / 8:11 pm

      Ah thanks! Defo enjoying trying some new vegan eats and the hardest thing I found during Veganuary was having things ready to cook when I wanted something quick and easy but there really are so many options 👌🏼 xx

  3. ⚡️Kate (@thelittlecrunch) January 12, 2020 / 8:38 pm

    Such a great read and so informative for those who want to make some smarter choices. I’m not a vegan but love vegetarian alternatives such as Linda Mccartney burgers and sausages.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    • misshldolan
      January 13, 2020 / 8:53 am

      Yay – I’m defo up for trying more plant based meals especially when there’s so many fab options out there! xx

  4. Lucy January 12, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    It’s nice to see somebody review vegan products as someone who is a non vegan! I’m not a vegan either, but it’s good to get an insight of what some vegan foods are like! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    • misshldolan
      January 13, 2020 / 8:05 am

      There’s so many nice options out there I’ve really enjoyed introducing different things into my meals 🥰

    • misshldolan
      January 13, 2020 / 8:06 am

      Yeah Quorn mince is a really easy option & really tasty in spag bol/ chilli 👌🏼👌🏼

  5. Jaya Avendel January 12, 2020 / 10:22 pm

    I love that this is rated based of a non-vegan eating vegan food!
    I love veggie sauces; they bring flavor to many dishes. I laughed at the slimy burgers but, my, the vegan plates sound delicious!

    • misshldolan
      January 13, 2020 / 8:08 am

      So many fab options but defo a few things to avoid too – those burgers gave me nightmares 😂😂

  6. Kayleigh Zara January 16, 2020 / 2:09 am

    Oh my gosh your review for the pulled pork burger is literally so correct “would rather eat the box they came in” summed up completely how I felt about them! I love the Qourn southern fried chicken bits I think they are great x

    • misshldolan
      January 16, 2020 / 8:09 am

      Haha omg they are the worst! Ooh haven’t tried those but the quorn chicken nuggets are amazing but think they might be veggie 🤔 xox

  7. Susan January 20, 2020 / 2:36 pm

    I tried the Quorn mince for a chilli as you suggested and must say a difference was not really disernible👍👏🏻👏🏻

    • misshldolan
      January 20, 2020 / 2:37 pm

      Yay – it’s tasty right 🙂 glad you enjoyed xx

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