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Jan 18th, 2008, 03:20 PM
It's Burns Night next week! I've just found out that MacSweens Vegetarian Haggis is Vegan!! :D :D


I've had it before and it's rather nice, I might see if I can tempt Hemlock with it! :D (and the haggis! :rolleyes:;))

Jan 18th, 2008, 04:21 PM
I really like those ones. They generally have them in Waitrose at this time of year, too.

If anyone wants to make their own haggis, I've used this recipe a few times, though not recently. Use plenty of pepper:

Vegetarian Haggis
This recipe is by Tony Weston, proprietor of Tigh-na-Mara,
a vegetarian guesthouse in Scotland, via the magazine "BBC
Vegetarian Good Food" for Jan 94 (I think).

Baked Onions with Vegetarian Haggis
Serves 6

6 medium unpeeled onions, trimmed
50g/2oz sunflower margarine
50g/2oz organic rolled oats
50g/2oz pinhead oatmeal
50g/2oz chopped mixed nuts
1 onion, finely chopped
100g/4oz mushrooms, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
200g/7oz can red kidney beans, drained and chopped
50g/2oz vegetable suet
1 teaspoon yeast extract
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped mixed fresh herbs
pinch of grated nutmeg
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp whisky
chopped fresh chives and parsley, to garnish

1 Cut a slither from the bottom of each of the onions, so that they stand
upright. Cut a cross in the top about three-quarters of the way down.
Place in a large pan, cover with cold water and bring to the
boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, drain and refresh under cold water.

2 Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. To make the haggis, melt half the
margarine in a pan and add the oats, oatmeal and nuts. Cook
over a gentle heat, stirring, for about 3 minutes until toasted and
golden.Transfer to a bowl.

3 Melt remaining margarine, add the onion, mushrooms and carrot and cook
gently for 5 minutes until softened. Stir into the toasted
oat mixture with the remaining haggis ingredients. Season.

4 Snip out the centre of the onions with kitchen scissors, leaving the
skin and 3-4 outer layers intact. Stuff with haggis, place in
a roasting tin and bake for 40 minutes.

Jan 21st, 2008, 11:53 AM
HERE IS A TASTY VEGAN HAGGIS RECIPE I INVENTED THE VAGGIS ... A MUG OF ADZUKI BEANS SOAKED AND COOKED ..................... .....ABOOT 3 CARROTS GRATED FINELY CHOPPED COOKED ..................... ..... A TIN O KIDNEY BEANS CHOPPED UP ............................................. ....250 g MUSHROOMS FINELY CHOPPED FRY IN 5 table sp VEG FAT OR MARGE ....after ye have fried mushrooms add all the other stuff , then add 1 tsp ground black pepper,1 tsp ground coriander seeds,1/2 tsp chilli.1/2 tsp ginger,1/4 tsp nutmeg,1 stock cube 1/2 cup of either sosmix / vegeburger mix / fresh breadcrumbs ....mix up make intae a baw [ball] shape wrap in clingfilm put in fridge for an hour, cook in oven in tray at 220 c covered in tin foil for 20 mins,then take off tinfoil fer the last 10 mins, thats 1/2 an hour altogether fer aw yoo numpties oot there! serve with tatties an tumshies[neeps] enjoi !