The global phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones, sees the eighth and final season of the award-winning television series premiering on April 14th. But who will get the throne?! The Lannisters? Daenerys Targaryen? Jon Snow? The Night King?
We can’t wait to see how it ends, but whether you’re planning a full-on, costume-wearing, sword-wielding watching party, or simply snuggling down with your loved one to see it play out, you’re going to need some snacks right?
Well we’ve found some delicious and 100% plant-based, sweet and savoury GoT-inspired recipes, which vegan cast members Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Jerome Flynn (Bronn) could also enjoy throughout the finale.
Weasel, a girl who Arya Stark helped escape from an attack by House Lannister, was said to survive mostly on savoury oatcakes.
These wheat-free, rosemary flavoured oatcakes by Trinity’s Kitchen can be whipped up in just 20 minutes and they’re great with dips or vegan pâté – the perfect savoury snack for the season premiere!
We absolutely love this gluten-free recipe by A Dash Of Megnut, which got us thinking of a quote from ‘A Song of Ice and Fire, Vol. 1’ about the adorable Samwell Tarly – “Sam loved to listen to music and make his own songs, to wear soft velvets, to play in the castle kitchen beside the cooks, drinking in the rich smells as he snitched lemon cakes and blueberry tarts.”
These bite-size tarts are an ideal sweet treat for sharing around the table, or across the sofa!
King’s Landing has weather similar to a country on the Mediterranean coast, so we think this pasty recipe with juicy tofu and salty vegan feta fits the bill for a tasty and flavourful bite! They’re ready in just half an hour and can be enjoyed hot, or cold…like Cersei Lannister’s heart!
4. Big Puff Pie
We were feeling inspired by the hearty, medieval-style meat pies featured in the show, but obviously wanted to find a suitable vegan alternative! This pie recipe by Jane Easton at Viva! is not only delicious but easy to make, with puff pastry sheets reducing the prep time considerably.
It can also be made with the protein alternative of your choosing including tofu, tempeh, seitan or TVP (textured vegetable protein), which you can get from most supermarkets or health food shops.
If you didn’t know already, Sansa Stark’s favourite dessert is lemon cakes. And we love the sound of this decadent but easy vegan lemon drizzle cake recipe from the BBC’s website.
It takes less than 30mins prep time and can serve up to 10 people… if you’re feeling generous!
Fans rooting for House Targaryen can make their own raw and mini hazelnut dragons eggs! Ok, so this recipe is more Easter-themed but we’re sure Holly Jade aka ‘The Little Blog of Vegan’ won’t mind having these scoffed in a GoT-inspired feast as well.
They’re also gluten-free and can be ready in just 35mins!
Iron Island fans will love this seaweed-based dish. Low in calories but high in several nutrients, wakame seaweed flakes contain iodine, manganese, magnesium and calcium. It’s also mild tasting, meaning the dressing for this delicious salad, made from rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil, will stand out.
Who wasn’t in a horrified state of shock for several days after watching the infamous Red Wedding in season 3?! We won’t give away any spoilers for those waiting to binge all eight seasons, but we’d like to dedicate this red velvet cake recipe to those we lost. If you know, you know.
This moist cake recipe by Loving It Vegan uses vegan red food dye combined with the flavours of chocolate, vanilla and buttermilk. It’s then finished with lemon buttercream frosting and maraschino cherries…Yum!
If legends are to be believed, thousands of years ago, fire-breathing dragons created the dragon fruit during battle. When the dragon breathed fire the last thing to emerge would be the fruit!
We’ll leave it for you to decide if that’s true or not… but either way this tropical fruit contains an array of vitamins, minerals and is high in fibre. If you can get hold of one, you can make this healthy and colourful smoothie recipe by Hedi Hearts and raise a glass to the winged beauties, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion!
We don’t think the Wildlings ate quite so well beyond The Wall, but we love this rustic dinner recipe using a wonderful variety of wild mushrooms and pearl barley.
The risotto can take a little while to cook, but the deep, earthy flavours are well worth waiting for. Especially when topped with a handful of roasted hazelnuts and a sprinkling of tarragon!
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