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What's WIDE CIRCLE COOKING about?
I blog information, news and recipes about gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, alcohol-free and vegan cooking. Right now I've been working on an exciting project where I avoid refined sugar and create recipes using a range of healthier alternatives.

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Mmm... haggis


Yes, yes, yes I know Burns Night was back in January, but I wanted to tell you all about haggis! I bought a McSween Vegetarian Haggis in mid-Jan, but I confess it didn't look that appetising so it was nearly the end of Feb before I actually ate it (luckily there was a long use-by date!). But I must admit I was so pleasantly surprised that I went and bought another. They are still available in Waitrose and they make a great quick lunch when served with a fresh salad. The salad is the key because otherwise they might be a bit nnrgh, in a sort of peanut butter way. This haggis would also work with roasted veg as there is a touch of the falafel about it.

My brothers used to tell me a story about haggis - they said they were a  type of small pig that ran around on the moors and that the legs on the left were shorter than those on the right, with the result that they could only run in a circle. This McSween version is suitable for vegans, though sadly not our non-gluten-eating friends because it does contain oats. Rabbie, I salute you!