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Video Recipe – Vegan Spanish Empanada with Selina Losa (UK)

Food has always been a special feature at BE FESTIVAL. We love the communal experience of people coming together around tasty plates of food and drink. This year’s online festival will be no different. Whilst we’re not able to share a table, we can keep the social spirit of the festival alive by sharing recipes. 

We may be stuck at home but, by using our imagination and food, we can transport ourselves to anywhere we want to go! So BYOB (bring your own bottle) and let’s cook together. 

Every two days we will be releasing videos on how to cook tasty dishes from Spanish empanadas to traditional English afternoon tea – no flour required! And on Saturday, to get you in the mood for our “in house “ DJ party, we’ll be hosting a cocktail making workshop.

Join our team member and resident ‘chef’ Selina as she demonstrates how you can make delicious dishes to share and enjoy at home. So call your granny, dig out those handed-down recipes and cook some proper food.

Make sure you share your tasty creations with us by using #BEatHomeCookbook or email your submissions to

Vegan Spanish Empanada – 08/05/2020


  • 1 onion
  • 1 large courgette
  • 1 can rich tinned tomatoes or passata
  • 300 g oyster mushrooms (or any mushrooms you have at hand)
  • 1 pack of puff pastry (divided into two equal halves)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • plant-based milk

Follow Selina’s instructions here!



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Recipe 1 released Friday 8th May 11:30 UK time

Recipe 2 released Sunday 10th May 11:30 UK time

Recipe 3 released Tuesday 12th May 11:30 UK time

Recipe 4 released Friday 15th May 11:30 UK time


Photo credits:
Jonny Fuller Rowell


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