Celebrate warmer days and longer daylight hours with a box of delicious vegan eats. The Hoppy Spring Feast from Herbivorous Butcher includes seitan ham, Portuguese sausage, Swiss cheese, and herbed alfredo sauce. All-vegan, of course!
Plus, grab a recipe for a maple syrup & brown sugar ham glaze to complete the centerpiece.
Thank you to the Herbivorous Butcher for sponsoring today’s post! The contents, photos, and opinions expressed are fully my own.
Whenever I travel to Minneapolis, a visit to the brick and mortar location of the Herbivorous Butcher is a must. And these days when I’m not traveling, I enjoy a good mail day with their handmade vegan meats & cheeses all the more!
The Herbivorous Butcher is a family-owned vegan butcher shop, started by sister & brother Aubry & Kale Walch. They sell their seitan and non-dairy cheeses both in-store and online to hungry plant eaters across the United States.
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with them several times. I’m so excited to share their upcoming themed box, just in time for spring.
The Hoppy Spring Feast includes seitan ham, Swiss cheese, herbed alfredo sauce, and Portuguese sausage.
I’m so excited to share all of the ways I’ve been using their products.
Smoky seitan ham makes a beautiful centerpiece. It’s pretty amazing how much this compares to the non-vegan ones I grew up eating. Cut it into slices as an eye-catching main course for a special spring holiday dinner.
I glazed it with a simple maple syrup & brown sugar glaze. Then I finished it with whole cloves. You can find the easy glaze recipe at the bottom of this post. Or if you feel like getting a little kitschy, make a pineapple brown sugar glaze for the ham roast.
Seitan ham is also terrific cubed on a pizza with pineapple or sauerkraut. (My husband and I did a half/half to please each of our palates.)
Add browned chunks of ham to pineapple fried rice for a beautiful blend of sweet & savory.
Here are several more serving ideas:
- Use the ham as a topping for vegan baked potato soup
- Add it to split pea soup or pierogi quesadillas
- Make ham roll-ups with pickles & non-dairy cream cheese
- Add it to Denver omelet breakfast quesadillas
- Put it in a vegan egg mcmuffin with eggy tofu & cheese
If you love succulent & creamy sauces, you’re going to be a big fan of herbed alfredo.
This full-bodied sauce is terrific warmed and poured over fettuccine, alongside charred Brussels sprouts or vegan fried shrimp.
The herbed alfredo is also amazing in a white lasagna.
To make this, I used my regular air fryer lasagna recipe. Then I substituted herbed alfredo for the marinara. I sautéed mushrooms & kale instead of the zucchini and basil in the recipe. Finally, I finished it with layers of tofu ricotta and vegan feta cheese. This white lasagna was absolute heaven.
The herbed alfredo sauce would also be a wonderful warm dip for fried ravioli.
Mild Swiss cheese tastes exactly like the dairy kind I remember. It’s easy to eat by the slice on a vegan cheeseboard.
Serve it with cucumbers, carrots, pickles, grape tomatoes, olives, jalapeño pepper jelly, radishes, grainy mustard, pepperoncini peppers, orange slices, and crackers.
Get a little spice in your life with the Portuguese sausage.
If you’re familiar with other Herbivorous Butcher products, this one reminds me of a combination of chorizo meets pastrami. That’s great luck, because those are two of my favorites!
You can enjoy the sausage hot or cold. Slice it on a vegan charcuterie. (Slices of the ham would also be welcome here!)
On the Herbivorous Butcher website, they also have a recipe for using the Portuguese sausage in a vegan frittata. Perfect for a spring brunch!
How to order
When you order the Hoppy Spring Feast, here’s what you’ll get:
- Ham roast – 2 pounds
- Portuguese sausage – 13 ounces
- Swiss cheese – 5 ounces
- Herbed alfredo sauce – 16 ounces
- Plus Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg
The Hoppy Spring Feast is $105 with shipping included. Herbivorous Butcher ships to all 50 states in the U.S. plus Puerto Rico. If you’re local to Minneapolis & can pick it up, it’s $80 without shipping.
Update: The Hoppy Spring Feast is no longer available for order. However, there are plenty of other delicious items & packs available on The Herbivorous Butcher website.
They also have a cookbook, so that you can make their products at home. Get all of the info and their recipe for carrot lox.
Maple brown sugar ham glaze
- 1 vegan ham roast
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons organic brown sugar
- 9 cloves optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put vegan ham in a medium-sized casserole dish or dutch oven. Cover and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- While the ham is baking, make the maple brown sugar glaze. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup and brown sugar. Stir to evenly mix. Then set aside.
- Remove ham from oven. Coat it with maple brown sugar glaze by spooning or brushing it on. If you like, push the optional cloves into the top of the ham. (The cloves don't add much flavor, but the final appearance for serving is fun.)
- Return the glazed ham to the oven. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, and then serve. (If you're using the optional cloves, remember to remove them before eating.)
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