I made these rather delicious wee pastry rolls for lunch last week, using some puff pastry I had in the freezer, which conveniently is vegan!
My thoughts are always on how I can nourish my wee gut bugs and enjoy delicious food at the same time.
Now we all know that puff pastry isn't very healthy and even less so when filled with a greasy assortment of dodgy ingredients so my delicious gut healthy version is harnessing all the prebiotic power of leeks, red onions, spinach, garlic, courgette and chick peas. I also added some cubed vegan feta cheese which we are all loving, its so creamy and delicious!
Adding great flavour and polyphenols with lemon zest, flat leaf parsley and thyme from the garden.
A wee extra garnish of sesame, poppy and linseeds makes these look most appealing and of course, adds more nutrition!
So its not that difficult to make better choices for our health and keep our wee gut microbes well nourished, so they will be working hard on our behalf.
We all enjoyed these, so I am sharing my recipe, so you can enjoy them too!
We just love a puff pastry but no-one wants a soggy bottom so the key thing to remember is to make sure your filling is fairly dry and cool it a bit before you make up your wee rolls.
You don't need to add the vegan feta, some frozen sweetcorn or peas would also be good to bulk the filling out and could easily replace the courgette. Just use what you have available!
I am sure these would be equally good eaten cold for a picnic lunch but we ate the lot straight from the oven!
So here is my recipe, hope you enjoy it!
🍃 Health educator🍃