Everyone loves a pasty right ? Quick , easy, filling, does the job.. the unfortunate thing about Pasties  you find in the shops,  is that they are full of crap, fructose corn-syrup, slaughtered animals (Buddha turns in the grave) and their so called by products, a truck load of chemicals to turn your guts and mind inside out…

Enter FISHINABOX,. we are going to give you the “idiots guide” to the healthy vegan pasty. There are distinct parts to the pastry,. the pastry itself, the filling, butter and dairy substitutes.

The OMG how to make your own butter recipe:


Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan, once melted remove from heat and return to room temperature, add vegetable oil and mix. Blend the Aquafaba until white and frothy. Add the oil mix to the blender and mix a little in at a time until all mixed in the blender, then add apple cider vinegar and blend again. taste check, does it need salt ? add it so and finally add the turmeric to give it a butter colour. last step pop it in the fridge uncovered overnight and there’s your butter.

Secret Ingredient: AQUAFABA : Chick Peas in Water create Aquafaba, make sure your Chick Peas are in Water though NOT salted Water as salted chick Pea water will not work.

(Aquafaba can be used to replace egg whites in many sweet and savory recipes. Its unique mix of starches, proteins, and other soluble plant solids which have migrated from the seeds to the water during the cooking process gives aquafaba a wide spectrum of emulsifying, foaming, binding, gelatinizing and thickening properties.)

Check the tin before you buy ! “in water” NOT “in salted water”

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That’s the butter done, next up we get the pastry down and done. Which involves the first four ingredients measured in the mixing bowl. if you want to give your Pasty that puffed up feel, thrown in some more Aquafaba like we made for the butter (shown in the above image).


Once the pastry is rolled out you can just add your filling, we use a simple combination of vegetables (parsnips, swede, broccoli, kale, carrots, potato, anything you have basically !) steamed mixed with (fructose corn syrup free) baked beans (yes baked beans !!). you can also add pre soak soya chunks (soak in tamarind sauce if you want to a bit of a kick) as an option.


When the pasties is ready, paint it with soy milk to brown the top and pop it in the oven for 15 minutes on 220 degrees. then take it out and pack the top fold with “Sheese” Dairy Free Cream Cheese (available at Holland and Barrett add ground black pepper pop it back in the oven for 5 minutes and job done.


So there we go, a recipe for Butter and a recipe for the best darn cruelty free pasty out there. This pasty costs around 40 pence to make on our credit crunch budget. which is ,.. ummm, doing the maths… ok, around £2.10 cheaper than your regular  pasty of animal abuse and death #justsayin #govegan



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