I can now full-heartedly and proudly say, that as of 10/10/16 I am officially a VEGAN. (This will be posted about a week after 10/10/16)
I was a vegetarian for nearly twelve months, before giving up due to social pressure, and not really researching the meat, dairy and egg industries respectively.
This time around I have done a lot more research, and I'm starting to find that vegan is everywhere. One of my all-time favourite YouTubers - Kiera Rose - is the driving force behind my decision, as well as finding some other amazingly informative sources as well. If you'd like to hear more about those, I have a post coming up on that too.
Kiera is also the inspiration behind this recipe, I watched a video of hers in which she did a recipe for 'Duck' stir-fry, and it looked relish!
I'm not a huge fan of stir-fried veggies, so decided to try something a little different, using the vegan 'Duck Style Pieces' from VegiDeli - a company specialising in meat-style vegan products - sold in refrigerators in Holland and Barrett and online at VBitesfoods.com.
Trust me, this is an amazingly quick and simple recipe. You dirty up just two pans, and can make it in less than 10 minutes.
This recipe serves one person, so it's super easy to double, triple or quadruple, and of course you can add veggies!
2 - Whilst they cook, pray a small frying pan with oil, and add your duck style pieces. These are quite hard to start with. Cook until a little more tender and you can break the pieces up, I like to use two forks, or a spatula.
3 - Pour the sweet chilli sauce over the top of the duck, and let it get nice and sticky.
4 - Once the noodles are done, use a pair of tongs to add the noodles to the frying pan, stirring them in with the sauce until they are nice and coated.
5 - Pop the noodles into your noodle bowl, and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
I'm all about quick, easy and super tasty vegan food, and this seriously is one of my staple dishes. Of course you can add veggies, I'm going to try adding some spring onions to this next time. This one's also made with a lot of 'staple' ingredients, dried noodles, sweet chilli sauce and some sort of oil are probably things you already have in your cupboard. In fact, the only thing I had to actually go out and buy, was the duck style pieces.
Of course you can have more than 1/4 a pack of duck style pieces in your dish, that's just how much I use, because a) It's expensive and b) I like to drag my food out into as many meals as possible. But half would definitely be enough!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and definitely give it a go yourself. These duck style pieces are amazing, seriously. I was very wary of them at first, but honestly was in absolute shock when they turned out to actually taste and smell like DUCK!
There are so many things I wish I'd known more about, of had been willing to try last time I was a vegetarian. But this is a vegan, new exciting adventure that I hope you'll join me on. Let me know if you try out this recipe!!!