Sunday lunch ideas…


Vegan mushroom Wellington with spinach ❤️ Bianca you rock! ❤️

1 1/2 lbs mushrooms (750 g)
2/3 cup cooked rice (125 g) (or lentils, or sub more mushrooms)
1-2 tbsp oil of choice
1 large onion peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves
2/3 cup baby spinach (150 g) (optional)
2 tbsp mustard
salt and pepper to taste
4 twigs of thyme
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (100 g) or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup dairy-free cheese (60 g) (optional)
1 sheet vegan puff pastry
2-3 tbsp plant-based milk (for brushing)


Filling (you can make this ahead):
Chop the mushrooms. (Optionally, reserve 3-4 large mushrooms to place in the center).
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and fry until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and fry until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Then lift the mushrooms out onto kitchen paper to drain.
Place the pan back on the heat with the rest of the oil. Roast the garlic for a few seconds, add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes until wilted. Then place the spinach into a large sieve to drain and squeeze thoroughly. (Or simply thaw frozen spinach, and squeeze).
Combine fried mushrooms and onions with the cooked rice, season again to taste, add mustard (and optionally chopped walnuts and vegan cheese), stir to combine and place this mixture and the spinach in the refrigerator to cool completely.

Assemble the Loaf:
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
Place the puff pastry sheet on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread the spinach over the middle of the pastry, making sure to leave a border at the edges. Place the mushrooms on top of the spinach. Top with the remaining filling and thyme, and press a bit together.
Carefully roll the pastry over the top of the filling so you have a loaf. Press down to seal the edges. Roll over the loaf so that the seams are on the bottom.
Gently cut little slits using a sharp knife (but do not cut all the way through) and brush with a little plant-based milk.
Bake the Wellington for approx. 20 minutes, until golden, puffed and flaky.
Serve and enjoy immediately! 😊