How to Make Delicious Vegan Pizza in 15 Minutes

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We used Napolina premade bases, Tesco pizza sauce, spinach, chopped veggies, Tesco vegan mozzarella, garlic oil and Italian herbs.

5 minutes prep + 10 minutes cooking = delicious vegan pizza.

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Tesco Free From Jalapeño And Chilli Cheddar Review

It’s time for our second Tesco vegan cheese review. This time we’ll be telling you all about the Free From Jalapeño And Chilli Cheddar. This is an interesting cheese that’s pretty unusual – read on to find out if it’s worth buying.

Texture

The texture was good, and the cheese is easy to grate and slice. It’s not at all rubbery or chewy, so we’d say it’s pretty close to having an authentic texture.

Taste

The cheese has a strong cheddar taste, and the jalapeño and chilli flavouring isn’t mild. It might be too much for people who aren’t keen on hot foods, especially when eaten alone.

We thought it was really tasty when used on top of vegan lasagne, adding a nice kick that you wouldn’t get from a plain vegan cheddar.

It also tasted good on crackers, as a pasta topping, and in sandwiches.

We’ve seen a few complaints about it tasting too ‘chemical’, so there are definitely mixed opinions on this one.

Melting

Tesco Free From Jalapeno and Chilli Cheddar Melted

The cheese melted well, bubbling up nicely and going brown around the edges when done under the grill. We’d recommend using a medium heat to allow it to melt properly without starting to burn.

It also works well grated and melted into cheese sauce, and on top of pizza.

Should I buy Tesco Free From Jalapeño And Chilli Cheddar?

Overall, this is a really versatile vegan cheese that tastes good, has an authentic texture, and melts well. The jalapeño and chilli flavouring makes it stand out from other vegan cheeses, although some people might find it too hot.

Our score: 8/10

Definitely worth a try if you’re a fan of cheddar and fancy something a bit different.

Have you tried this, or any of the other vegan cheese from Tesco? Let us know.

We’ve also reviewed the Tesco Free From Grated Mozzarella.

Tesco Free From Grated Mozzarella

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Tesco Vegan Mozzarella Review

Tesco recently released a whole range of vegan cheese, including some varieties which haven’t been widely available until now. Today we’re reviewing their Free From Grated Mozzarella Alternative. Read on to find out how it tastes, how it melts, and whether or not we’d recommend buying it.

Taste

Tesco vegan Mozzarella packet

The cheese has a pleasant, mild flavour, with a hint of saltiness. It’s also quite creamy. The flavour is fairly similar to real Mozzarella, but you’d probably tell the difference in a taste test. The flavour is nice in its own right though, so it’s worth trying even if you don’t especially miss Mozzarella. If you’re not a fan of strong, cheddar-style vegan cheeses then this is definitely a good option.

Texture

The texture of the cheese is good, no complaints here. It’s not quite the same as cheese you’d grated yourself and the pieces are very uniform in shape, but that’s no big issue. The fact that it’s pre-grated makes it really convenient for topping pizzas. Could be a good option to take to Pizza Express, who allow you to bring your own vegan cheese to be added to your pizza.

Melting

We were pleasantly surprised by how well this cheese melted. It worked perfectly under the grill on a medium heat, bubbling up and turning slightly brown on top in the way that regular cheese would. We found that texture was a little sticky if too much cheese was melted onto bread, but a moderate amount was fine.

Tesco vegan Mozzarella

It melts!

We’d say that this Mozzarella is ideal for topping pizzas, pasta bakes and jacket potatoes. It also makes a tasty cheese on toast!

Our score: 8/10. We’d recommend giving this vegan Mozzarella a go if you’re a fan of mild cheese. 

Have you tried any of the new Tesco vegan cheese yet? Which is your favourite? How do you think they compare to Sainsbury’s? Let us know below or on social media.

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Tesco Free From Strong Soya Cheddar Style Spread Review

Tesco have recently introduced an alternative to mature cheese spread in the form of their Strong Soya Cheddar Style Spread. Part of their growing free from range, it is now available in most Tesco stores. Read on to see what we thought of it.

Ingredients

The spread is predominantly a mixture of coconut oil and soya protein. The coconut oil element echoes the composition of the recently introduced cheese alternatives from Sainsbury’s. The full ingredients are listed below:

Water, Coconut Oil, Soya Protein Concentrate (11%), Salt, Spirit Vinegar, Lactic Acid (Dairy Free), Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Sugar, Thickener (Carrageenan), Colour (Paprika Extract)

Texture

Spreadability is something of an issue with this product as it has a dryness that leads it to flake and fall apart when you dig into it. With a bit of effort though it can be spread across your crackers or toast fairly evenly. Not as creamy as we anticipated though.

cracker with vegan cheese spread

Not exactly the texture we hoped for…

Taste

An authentically creamy and strongly cheesy flavour makes this an ideal mature cheese replacement for a quick snack on crackers or toast. We also found it a tasty filling for baked potatoes especially mixed with tomatoes and onion.

Verdict

We’d give this spread 6 and a half out of ten. The difficulty in spreading combined with a rather lacklustre off white colour somewhat undermine an otherwise tasty and satisfying mature spread alternative.

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Violife Prosociano Vegan Cheese Review

We’re reviewing a second vegan Parmesan alternative today, and this one’s from Violife. If you’re interested in other options, check out our recent review of ‘Flavour Fusion’ by Good Carma – an almond-based product that’s available in a few different flavours.

Violife Prosociano comes in an authentic wedge shape, with nicely designed packaging. It’s currently sold at Tesco and in some independent food stores.

Texture

The cheese is a solid block that looks authentic. It grates easily, and there are no issues with it being too soft/breaking while grating, which is sometimes the case with vegan cheese.

Taste

The cheese has a pretty strong smell/taste, and we reckon it could fool a non-vegan. It adds some nice flavour to pasta dishes, and you don’t need to use much. It melts pretty well when mixed into sauce and has an authentic texture.

If you’re a fan of Parmesan, we’d definitely recommend giving this cheese a try. It grates well, tastes and smells authentic, and melts nicely. If you’re not keen on strong cheeses, we’d recommend sticking with regular Violife, or trying Flavour Fusion, which has a much milder flavour.

We’ve reviewed plenty of vegan cheeses, including Sainsbury’s, Lettices, and Follow Your Heart. Let us know if there are any other brands you’d like to see reviewed.

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Good Carma Flavour Fusion (Vegan Parmesan Alternative) Review

We’re reviewing a really interesting product today. It’s called Flavour Fusion, and is a vegan alternative to Parmesan cheese. Unlike other cheese alternatives, Flavour Fusion comes as a powder which can be stored in the cupboard, rather than shreds or a block that need to be refrigerated. We weren’t too sure what to expect from this product – read on to find out exactly what we thought.

Ingredients

We were sent two different varieties of Flavour Fusion – one original, and one garlic. The original flavour contains ground almonds, yeast flakes, Himalayan pink salt and basil, while the garlic variety swaps the basil for garlic. It’s a nice, simple ingredients list, ideal for anyone who prefers to avoid overly processed foods with long lists of hard-to-read ingredients.

Texture

When we heard that this cheese came in the form of a powder, we weren’t too sure what to expect. It’s actually a really soft powder with a pleasant consistency, similar to very fine breadcrumbs. It wasn’t at all coarse or grainy, and was perfect sprinkled on top of a meal.

Taste

The Flavour Fusion smelt good immediately after opening, and didn’t have any of the odd or off-putting aroma that’s sometimes a problem with vegan cheeses. We used the original flavour to top spaghetti bolognese, and it tasted great. The flavour was quite creamy, with a pleasant tang. It was mild enough that you could add quite a lot without it becoming overwhelming, and we imagine that you’d enjoy it even if you weren’t a fan of Parmesan. The garlic variety had a nice extra kick, and would be ideal for topping dishes that don’t have much flavour on their own, or as a seasoning for something like potato wedges.

We think Flavour Fusion could work well in all sorts of dishes. Aside from the obvious choice of pasta, we reckon it could be great as a way to add some mild cheese flavour to vegan pizzas, mashed potato, or breadcrumbs, or as a topping for any dish you’d bake in the oven.

We can imagine this becoming one of those products that you end up adding to almost everything you cook, since it’s so versatile. The product came in a handy shaker tube, and we think it would be ideal for taking out to restaurants that don’t stock vegan cheese.

Flavour Fusion is available to buy in select branches of Waitrose – you can see a full list of stockists on the Good Carma website. Good Carma are currently running a Veganuary sale in their online shop, where you can choose from their full range of flavours: original, garlic, and chilli.

Have you tried out this vegan Parmesan alternative? Let us know what you thought in the comments or on social media.

 

Sainsbury’s Greek-Style Vegan Cheese Review

We’re slowly working our way through all of the new vegan cheeses at Sainsbury’s, and today we’ll be reviewing the Greek-style. Read on to find out what we thought and get some recipe ideas.

Texture

The texture was quite solid and a little crumbly – we’d say it was more like a soft cheddar than a really crumbly cheese like feta. It isn’t an unpleasant texture, but it’s not 100% authentic either. Held up well when cut into cubes.

sainsburys-greek-style-cheese

Taste

We thought that this cheese tasted very similar to the Wensleydale-style, minus the cranberries. It was creamy and slightly tangy, with no unpleasant aftertaste. Again, it was nice, but didn’t really remind us of dairy Greek cheeses which are usually much saltier. If you weren’t a fan of the berries in the Wensleydale-style cheese, then we’d definitely recommend giving this a go as a plain alternative.

If you’re looking for a 100% realistic vegan feta, then we’d recommend trying checking out Better Fetter from Lettices, which we recently reviewed. Sainsbury’s are offering a perfectly nice everyday version that we enjoyed, but it probably wouldn’t fool a non-vegan.

pizza-with-greeky-style

We used cubes of the cheese to top a cooked pizza and it tasted great, especially with a drizzle of garlic oil. We reckon it would also be tasty as part of a salad, or sliced on top of crackers. We’ve heard it melts pretty well, and it seems solid enough that you could grate it if you wanted to.

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