SQUEAKY BEAN ROAST CHICKEN CLUB // RECIPE

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Recipe for Vegan Roast ‘Chicken’ Club Sandwich

Makes 1 large sandwich (serves 1-2) 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pack of Squeaky Bean Roast Chicken Flavour Slices 
  • 1-2 slices of Squeaky Bean Ham Style Slices
  • 1⁄4 avocado, sliced 
  • 1 slice of vegan cheese 
  • A few leaves of lettuce or rocket salad 
  • 1 tomato, sliced 
  • 1 red onion, sliced 
  • A spoonful of tomato ketchup 
  • A little oil for frying 
  • 2 large slices of wholemeal bread 

For the vegan ‘honey’ mustard sauce: 

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup 
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 

Method:

  1. Start by slicing your red onion and placing it into a non-stick pan over medium heat alongside a little oil. Cook for a few minutes, stirring regularly until the onion softens. 
  2. In the meantime, mix up your ‘honey’ mustard sauce in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. 
  3. Once softened, remove the onion from the pan and set aside. Place 1-2 pieces of Squeaky Bean Ham Flavour Slices into the pan and allow it to cook for 1 minute, flipping halfway through. 
  4. Assemble your ‘chicken’ club sandwich! Start with a layer of sauce, add on the avocado and top with the vegan cheese slice. To get your cheese extra melty, place it under the grill in your oven for 1-2 minutes. 
  5. Place the sliced tomato onto the cheese, add a little more of the sauce, then top with a generous serving of the Squeaky Bean Roast Chicken Flavour Slices. Spread tomato ketchup onto the top slice, add the cooked ham slice, the red onion & finish off with the lettuce leaves. Spread the remainder of the ‘honey’ mustard sauce onto the second slice before placing it on top. 
  6. Slice the sandwich in half and enjoy! 

PURE OATY // NEW PRODUCT

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Family owned, Family run, British manufacturer –
Gluten Free oat milk for ethical consumers

With many consumers now actively investigating not only how products are made, but increasingly, who owns the brand themselves, the focus on family owned, family run companies has never been greater. Glebe Farm Foods has been in the Rayner family for over 50 years, and is currently run by sister and brother Rebecca and Phil. This year, heavy investment by the
family itself has seen the creation of a purpose-built gluten free oat milk plant, located on the same farm at which the oats themselves are grown. This plant has been the catalyst for the launch of PureOaty, the only oat drink on the market that is produced using exclusively British gluten free oats.

Lovingly created in the UK using just 4 natural ingredients: British
gluten free oats, water, sunflower oil and salt, PureOaty contains no
added sugars, sweeteners or preservatives and never, ever comes from
concentrate (unlike many similar products).

Low in sugar and calories, PureOaty is an excellent milk alternative in
delicious barista style coffees, whilst being perfect on cereals, or in
smoothies. In addition, it excels as the base for many sauces, soups and
desserts or as a key ingredient in baking, from gluten free brownies to delicious cakes and bakes.

When steamed through a domestic coffee machine, PureOaty creates a luxurious, velvety barista style foam which is ideal for a morning cappuccino, mid-afternoon latte or an indulgent hot chocolate.

Following the huge demand for plant-based milks in 2020, PureOaty provides a fantastic gluten and dairy-free option for those who are integrating free-from products into their daily lifestyle in 2020.

Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans alike, PureOaty also offers an excellent plant-based option for consumers with a number of dietary requirements including lactose intolerance, coeliac disease and nut allergies.

The Rayner family is delighted with the initial launch of this gluten free oat milk option and are already receiving a great response from consumers following a dairy free diet, as well as those who are choosing it as a lifestyle option.

PureOaty is currently stocked in Holland & Barrett, Central England Co-Op’s and Amazon an retails for around £1.99.

For social media updates, follow Glebe Farm Foods on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @GlebeFarmFoods.

PRETTY PEA PROTEIN // NEW PRODUCT

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Pretty Pea Protein Powder is popular with both vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s high fibre, low carbohydrate and low calorie blend plus added Superfoods and no bloat formula make Pretty Pea super versatile. 

Low calorie at just 96 calories per serving and low carbohydrate at less than 1g per serving means you can enjoy Pretty Pea Protein any time of day.  Enjoy as a healthy snack, a meal replacement or as post workout fuel for your body so you can get the most from your body and your training. 
The high fibre blend, hypoallergenic formula is bioavailable for ready absorption in your body and manufactured in the UK to the highest standards, all of which combine for a tummy friendly no bloat and ethical choice. 

Pretty Pea’s wholesome and nutritious protein is one of the finest sources of plant protein on the market. A complete amino acid profile plus superfood blend Pretty Pea protein compliments every diet and lifestyle. 
Superfoods include:
• Spirulina one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, 
• Green Tea which has been used for centuries and famed for being an antioxidant haven. 
• Acai Berry are so potent they are the new darlings of the Superfood Universe.
• Chicory Root gives Pretty Pea Protein it’s high fibre content. Chicory is part of the Dandelion family and a rich source of the water soluble prebiotic fibre, Inulin. So then makes the pretty perfect compliment. 
• Dandelion Root itself, used and revered in traditional folk medicine for centuries for cleansing the body and negative energies it’s the granter of wishes in your garden and in your body.

Start nourishing your body with Pretty Pea today.

NUDIE SNACKS // NEW PRODUCT

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Groundbreaking brand Nudie Snacks has harnessed the plant power in wonky veg and is the first to market a new product made from fresh produce that would usually have been discarded.

The Caulifower Crisps are made from 40% fresh cauliflower grown in Scotland and come in two different flavours – cheese and caramelised onion and katsu curry. They offer bold and innovative flavours with a broad appeal to all ages and tastes.

The Ayrshire brand says the crisps are in line with its ethos of producing quality plant-based snacks that are a healthier alternative.

With no artificial flavourings or colourings, the Cauliflower Crisps are low in sugar, high in fibre and 40% lower in saturated fat than traditional potato crisps, making a healthier snacking option. Importantly, they are cutting food waste as the crisps are made from vegetables often thrown out because they don’t meet standard shape and size requirements.

“We wanted to find a way to use all the wonky cauliflowers that shops think they can’t or shouldn’t be selling and making them into a snack we’re proud of,” said Tracey Hogarth, founder of Nudie Snacks.

“We are the first to market this product – it’s the perfect snack and doesn’t compromise on taste or quality.”

“With the health risks associated with diabetes, obesity and coronavirus, it has never been a more important time to keep your immune system and gut health in good condition. Eating pulses is better for you, keeps you fuller for longer and prevents you reaching for high-fat, high-sugar snacks.”

A 22gm bag of Cauliflower Crisps has 118 calories and is perfect for adults and children, in packed lunch boxes, to nibble on during the day or in the evening.

Suitable for those following vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free diets, the crisps are part of a new range by Nudie Snacks that includes Lentil Curls flavoured with Chilli and lime, Quinoa Chips with Sundried Tomato and Garlic, Lightly Salted Roasted Corn, Lightly Salted Hummus Chips and Popcorn.

The new range is available to buy from https://www.nudiesnacks.co.uk/

Prices from £9.99 for a box of 12 packs of Cauliflower Crisps, delivered straight to your door.

TURTLE BAY // MOTHERCLUCKER VEGAN BURGER

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WHAT A MOTHERCLUCKER! TURTLE BAY LAUNCHES PLANT-BASED BURGER FOR WORLD VEGAN DAY

Caribbean restaurant, Turtle Bay, has launched a meat-free ‘Motherclucker’ burger to coincide with World Vegan Day on Friday November 1st. Featuring a vegan chicken style patty, vegan burger bun, jerk vegan mayo, rocket, smashed avocado, pickled pink onion and jerk BBQ sauce, the Vegan Motherclucker is priced £7.50 and available at Turtle Bay restaurants nationwide. It is also available as part of the £10 lunch deal – any burger or roti plus one side and one homemade soft drink, Monday to Friday from 12pm-3pm.

ESSEX VEGAN WINTERFEST // EVENT

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Vegan Christmas Wonderland at the Essex Vegan WinterFest

Enjoy the ethical festival feel-good factor at the Essex Vegan WinterFest this December. Colchester Charter Hall will be playing host to an exciting family Christmas food and shopping experience. Whether you fancy trying some festive food, are looking for new recipe ideas or are fed up with buying the usual gifts for the family and are looking for something that’s plastic-free, this event will have everything you need to create the perfect cruelty-free Christmas…

The 2019 Essex Vegan WinterFest will take place at Colchester Charter Hall on Saturday 14th December 2019 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. This unique WinterFest features over 100 fantastic stalls offering a wide variety of festive vegan produce, including Christmas cakes, mince pies and chocolate. There’s also clothing from Viva la Vegan, Wear Your Voice and Vegan Slogan Clothing, plus Ethical gift ideas from stalls like Seraphina Jewellery, Eden Perfumes (with Viva La Vegan) and Organically Epic. 

Hot takeaway food includes delicious dishes from Greek Vegan Deli, Home Kitchen, Vdogs and Veg Heads. There will also be free Bute Island Sheese samples to enjoy, plus food stalls, Deliciously Honest, Dinky Doos, Happy Cat Coffee, Honest Edibles, kt london, O’Donnell Moonshine, The May Bakery, The Olive Branch and Vegan Sweet Tooth London. There will also be all day informative talks and exciting cookery demos to inspire.

And in the true Christmas spirit, the event also helps local homeless people, whilst also helping to reduce food waste. Stall holders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers distributes it to homeless people after the event, providing a hot meal as well as cold dishes.

The Essex Vegan WinterFest takes place on Saturday, 14th December 2019 from 10:30am – 4:30pm at Colchester Charter Hall, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH. Entry is from just £3 (under 16’s free) and this includes entry to all areas and activities. Standard tickets are purchased at the door on the day. VIP tickets, £15, include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance but sell out quickly. For more information please visitwww.veganeventsuk.co.uk or www.facebook.com/VeganEventsUK

LINDA MCCARTNEYS // PRODUCT REVIEW

Following one of our recent posts on National Hotdog Day, we were very kindly gifted with some vouchers to use towards Linda McCartney’s vegetarian range. As someone that eats meat daily, I was a little sceptical of what the products would be like but I’m quite open minded & willing to try out new foods, so this was the perfect opportunity to do so. I did a little research to try & find the cheapest place to get my hands on the products, as the vouchers offered £2 off per product, & ideally I didn’t want to have to add any money on. Upon investigation, I found that Tesco were actually stocking the range with prices starting from £2 – spot on! So I got myself down to Tesco & stocked up on a variety including the following;
– vegetarian red pepper & chorizo sausages
– vegetarian red onion & rosemary sausages
– vegetarian mozzarella 1/4lb burgers
– vegetarian pulled pork 1/4lb burgers
I’m yet to try each product, I’ve only got round to trying the red pepper & chorizo sausages as of yet & I have to say, I’ve been really pleasantly surprised. The sausages are packed full of flavour & (sounds quite strange) have a nice texture to them – meat sausages can sometimes be a bit gritty, these are not at all, I can see why people go for them! I’m excited to try the rest of the products out, I won’t be going veggie any time soon but I could certainly incorporate veggie substitutes into my diet!

Thank you to Taste PR for gifting us with the vouchers.

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