Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Midweek Munchies

Today I am kicking us off with the Field Roast meatloaf. This had been kicking around in my freezer for ages, and I was excited to finally get a chance to use it! I used it in three ways, the first of which was as a side to a recipe that will be turning up in a future recipe round-up. But I also figured I should make it those two classic meatloaf ways...

Field Roast Meat Loaf

First up, meatloaf and mash with gravy! I tried out this new Coles Vegan Gravy, that you just heat up and it is ready to serve. This gravy is not good. It had this weird almost metallic taste? Why so hard to make good gravy? Do gravy makers know what gravy tastes like? Anyway, this subpar gravy was dolloped over pan-fried slices of meatloaf, mashed potato, and green beans.

Coles Vegan Gravy

FR meatloaf, Coles Vegan Gravy, mash, beans

I also made a meatloaf sandwich, which had mayo, ketchup, and spinach. The meatloaf itself is very heavy, a bit too heavy for my stomach, so I don't think I would get it again. The flavour is good though.

FR Meatloaf Sandwich

Coles brough out some vegan pies, and I love a pie! They have two flavours, but so far I have tried the Cheesy Cauliflower one. The pastry on these was very thick and not very flaky, but the filling was nice. They also have a mushroom one I will eventually try. Though the weather is heating up here so it may not be for some time.

Nature's Kitchen Cheesy Cauliflower Pie

This is a very funny quick lunch I made one day after I found some portobello mushrooms on super clearance sale. Sauteed mushrooms with spinach and crinkle chips, all covered in ketchup, It was very satisfying. I love sauteed mushrooms and chips.

Spinach, Portabello, Fries, Ketchup

The Vegan Grocery Store (previously The Cruelty Free Shop) had a free shipping day a while ago, so I had to put in an order of random things. Here are my random things, including some very sensible vitamins. I was super excited about the oat condensed milk, until I got it and realised it is still full of coconut oil. Alas! But as for the rest of the things, they will be turning up in future munchies posts as I try them.

Vegan Grocery Store Order

Praise mayo has always had some accidentally vegan options, but they brought out a few specifically vegan ones. I've never been a fan of their accidentally vegan mayo (too sweet), so I wasn't in a rush to try their vegan specific ones (which are double the cost). But I found this on super clearance and thought I would give it a go. It pretty much tasted like their accidentally vegan one, I could barely taste any garlic, so glad I didn't spend much on it.

Praise Vegan Aioli

Finally, some savoury oatmeal I made to use up some extra bits. I had some tomato broth left over from another recipe that I used as the base of the oats, which a little bit of oat milk for creamth and nutritional yeast because always. Topped it with some roasted broccoli and fennel (which I needed to also use up), and then a mediterranean chickpea crunch salad topper.

Savoury oatmeal

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


Abby is always ready to remind you that she is extremely cute.


  1. Field roast is a bit heavy for me too and I don't like their hard to open wrapping. Those are some interesting looking candies, I hope they were tasty. Is Abby getting along with Boo any better?

    1. The wrapping is extremely shrink wrapped on there!
      Abby and Boo have not been getting much better, but we are still hopeful.

  2. What an inspired use of oatmeal!

    I am otherwise sorry you had so many disappointing things this time. Better luck next time!

    1. There are definitely some better munchies coming up!