V for Life

Virtual Lunch Club – 28 September

Posted by Claire on 03/09/21 in

Join us via Zoom, for V for Life's next virtual lunch club, Tuesday 28 September for a tasty brunch of pancakes, smashed avocado and home made baked beans.

Check out the recipes below , buy your ingredients and cook the dishes on the day ready for the lunch club at 1pm.




You'll need to buy or find the following ingredients in your cupboards:


  • 1 cup flour
  •  ½ tsp sugar
  •  ¼ tsp salt 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • Toppings of your choice

Smashed Avocado:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped with centre removed
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • Good lug of olive oil
  • Handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • A pinch of salt

Baked Beans:

  • Good lug of olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 x 400g tin borlotti or cannellini beans
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

Talk cookery, recipes and more, and meet likeminded people from across the UK.

You of course don't need to make all the recipes. If you'll struggle to cook on the day, feel free to join with a cup of tea or whatever you're having for lunch that day.

Open to vegetarians, vegans and meat reducers aged 65 and over.
Email ellie@vegetarianforlife.org.uk to find out more, or to book your place and get the Zoom link and password. Or call the VfL office on 0161 257 0887.

If you're on Facebook don't forget to join the virtual lunch club group here

If technology and Zoom in particular are new to you, and you need technical advice visit https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/ call 0800 048 7642. (Please note that this number is in no way related to V for Life, and AbilityNet will have no knowledge of the lunch club). You could also email enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk for help.

If you're already tech savvy, all you'll need to do is open the Zoom link in your internet browser and join the meeting. Make sure that your audio and video are switched on. We'll be happy to talk you through all of this on the day, or in advance. 


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