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During long quarantine days with not much to do, I’ve found myself watching a lot of vegan cooking videos on YouTube, Rachel Ama’s being one of the channels I spent a good while viewing. Being a cookbook addict, and much preferring to have the recipe written down, I decided to invest in Rachel’s book so I could recreate some of her delicious looking dishes myself.
It’s such a shame that the patty was burnt because this definitely had the makings of a fantastic vegan cheeseburger. It’s just all in the execution.
For £32, you get a box containing three different vegan classics that you’ll recognise from Leon’s dine-in menu in more normal times, and a kilo of rice to serve them all with. Each meal serves four, so at just over £2.50 a portion, it comes in substantially cheaper than you’d be paying to tuck in in the Oxford city restaurant.
The lockdown period has given me the incentive to try out some vegan small businesses that are a bit further afield, and I’ve been loving the excuse to tuck into a box of sweet treats on the regular. This week’s order came from Lottie’s Vegan Bakery, who I had come across before at Gloucester Green Market on the odd occasion already.