• Something Special Sausage Rolls

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A bit of a personal one from me this week, but one I wanted to share. A few weeks back, I lost one of my closest friends, someone who's been a massive part of my life the last 21 years. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you might have read a bit about it, but I haven’t said much here. We met back in 1995, our first year of high school - me at the ripe old age of 11, her just gone 12. Since then, we've lived life together, through different countries of abode, and even had our own pop band (if you want to see one of our old music vids, you can find it and have a chuckle via the archives of YouTube here...).

Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

Ever since she passed though, I’ve felt I wanted to honour her somehow, in some small way. Even though doing anything on a food blog seemed infinitely unimportant compared to the magnitude and amazingness of her life. But five weeks later, that feeling of wanting to share something for her is still there. So, I asked some of girlfriends, if I was going to post a recipe for Joy, what would it be? What were her favourite foods? What would she want to chow down on if we had one last girls night? One of the replies made me laugh, because, it was so Joy. Sausage rolls. Yep - the regular kind you find in the freezer aisle, all meat and pastry, chuck ‘em in the oven for 20 mins, and hey presto, with a bottle of tom sauce, dinner is served. Yes, J loved her food, but she was equally happy with a bag of doritos or plate of saussie rolls, as she would be with a gourmet meal.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    So here they are – my ode to J, my Something Special Sausage Rolls. I hope she'll look down, and have a wee laugh at me sharing these bites of joy with you now. Because she certainly was something special to me.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    PS – in case you’re wondering, these are of course not your regular old sausage roll. No meat saussie, no white gluten pastry, no butter to bind. Nope, these are certified verified plant-based whole food love bites, complete with a dairy and gluten free pastry. Does that mean they pass as health food, suitable for every day? I think so. Keep your partner/son/brother away though – these ones will definitely get demo'd.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    If you try these Something Special Sausage Rolls, I'd love you to share them with me on Instagram. You can always find me here, or just share and tag your photos @begoodorganics and #begoodorganics, and I can find you. Hearing your stories about food, life (and loss) always makes me smile, regardless of the circumstance. You can always find me on Facebook here too.

    Hope you like them friends. Hold your loved ones close. And as always, til next week, stay happy and well.

    x Buffy-Ellen

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    Something Special Sausage Rolls

    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

    VeganVegetarianDairy FreeGluten FreeWheat FreeNut FreeSugar FreeSoy FreeContains Organic IngredientsCruelty Free

    Please note - if you are wanting to meet any of the specific dietary requirements above, please read my notes below the recipe.

    Serves 3-4 people

    Takes 20 minutes to prep + 15-20 minutes to bake

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    6 vegetarian sausages (375g)

    Buckwheat pastry
    1 3/4 c buckwheat flour
    1/4 c arrowroot/tapioca flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp sea salt
    1/4 c coconut oil, melted
    1/2 c water

    Plant-based milk to bind

    To top
    Plant-based milk and white sesame seeds

    c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon

    How to
    1. Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F) on fan bake.
    2. Buckwheat Pastry: mix all dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and then mix. You can also use the dough/kneading function on your food processor here.
    3. Knead on a board lightly floured with additional buckwheat flour, and then roll into a large flat rectangle around 3mm thin (twice the width of your sausages). Trim the edges to make a square.
    4. Roll vegetarian sausages in pastry, brush the join with a little plant-based milk and then seal with your fingertips (just like making sushi). Place on seal side down on a lightly greased oven tray. Brush with milk and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    5. Bake for 15-20 minutes on fan-bake, until golden on top.
    6. Remove, and serve with tomato relish and salad. Most importantly, enjoy. 
    Notes
    • Make it gluten-free: choose a gluten-free vege sausage.
    • Make it soy-free: choose soy-free vege sausages, one based on lentils and roasted vegetables - I've seen a few of these around now.
    • Any leftover pastry, roll into small balls, roll flat into mini pizza breads, then brush with olive oil, crushed garlic and sea salt and bake for 10 mins to make delish garlic pizza bread (at the same time as your saussies are cooking). I had enough leftover for a couple of these - which went perfectly with the saussie rolls and a salad!
    • I also tried making these again with a layer of tomato relish inside the pastry (so wrapped around the vege sausages) and it was amazing - definitely try it yourself if you're a tomato relish fan.
    Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

      Healthy sausage rolls that are vegan and gluten free, so everyone at the party can enjoy.

      PS - the lovely plates, linen and tableware I’ve used are from Citta Design.

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      Buffy Ellen
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      Buffy is the founder of Be Good Organics, and loves creating delicious yet simple plant-based whole foods recipes. Buffy also oversees our Be Good Organics online store, full of plant based goodies that she personally uses and loves. Sign up for our newsletter below to be the first to receive her weekly recipes.




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