9 January 2018

Not Dogs

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a really nice festive season and have been able to start the new year well. I've been slowly back to the normal routine, but the whole end of year felt very busy. At least I got to go to Finland briefly to celebrate Christmas, and then we had some of my partner's family members for a visit over the New Year. I'm actually quite happy to be back to normality, cooking some normal food again and just chilling at home in the evenings. I have no health resolutions for the new year, but I'm trying to make economical food at least in January. What about you? Are you having a vegan or an alcohol free month etc. to start the year off?

It was also my 5th blog anniversary on Sunday, but due to some internet problems I wasn't able to post this then. I can't believe that it has already been five years! Thank you so much for reading my blog over all these years! It has been such a nice time and I have made some really good blogging friends.

I made these Not Dogs, vegan hot dogs, with the tastiest vegan chorizo sausages by Astrid och Aporna. Hot dogs of course are an important street food in Denmark, and actually it isn't too hard to find a veggie option. I however prefer making my own ones. 

Not Dogs with an optional mac'n'cheese on the side
Serves 4


4 vegan chorizo sausages
4 hot dog buns
1 red onion
1 red pepper
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
Handful of mixed shredded cabbage and kale


Prep the fillings first. Cut the pepper into small cubes and the onion into rings and cook them in oil until soft. Press in the garlic. Cook for a while and season with salt and pepper. Briefly also add the cabbage and kale to the pan. However I prefer keeping these fresh and crisp, but you can also cook them a bit, if you like.

Fry the vegetarian sausages and heat the buns. Fill the buns with the sausages and other fillings and serve. Enjoy!

Your VegHog


  1. Firstly Happy new Year.
    Secondly, Happy Blogiversary. Wow - has it been that long, I remember when I first stumbled on your blog, so pleased to be a bloggy friend.

    And not, it so funny that you blogged chorizo sausages as I just did so too. Very different though. These not dogs look very good. I have no resolutions and decided not to do Veganuary having done so when it first started. As you know much of what I eat is vegan. Also This month though we have way too much cheese in the fridge to go through.

    1. Thank you Shaheen and happy New Year to you too! It's good to be back blogging after the busy holidays. I was first a bit reluctant about the vegan chorizo, but actually they were very nice. I have a second packet, so I'll check out your ideas too. :)

      I also have a lot of cheese from Finland in the fridge, so it's not going to be a fully vegan month, but I'll make a lot of vegan dishes as well. And in these not dogs I didn't miss cheese one bit.

  2. Happy New Year and 5 year blog-aversary!
    We are thinking of doing a vegan month, but not January... maybe a little later in the year..

    1. Happy New Year Belinda and thank you very much! I might also do a vegan month later this year. January just doesn't feel right with all that leftover chocolate and cheese.


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