In celebration of Veganuary 2022, we wanted to create a helpful guide for some of our vegan products and the amazing dishes that you can create with them!
What is Veganuary?
If you're wondering what on earth Veganuary is, it is a 30 day challenge ran by a UK- based non-profit organisation of the same name; it was first launched back in 2014 with a mission to encourage people to consume only plant-based foods for the entire month of January! Which means no meat, no fish, and no animal products such as dairy, eggs or honey.
Why take part in Veganuary?
A balanced vegan diet had a lot of physical (and even mental) heath benefits; it is richer in certain important nutrients; can help you lose excess weight; can boost your mood; can lower your blood pressure and can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Following a vegan diet can also be incredibly beneficial to our environment in a lot of different ways; it can cut down greenhouse gas emissions, preserve habitats and species (as it reduces the demand for land which often leads to deforestation) and it conserves our water!
Overall, the vegan or plant-based diet can be very beneficial, but that's not to say that it won't sometimes be difficult, which is why we have created our range of vegan products which will help you to elevate the flavours of your veggie and vegan dishes to new and extraordinary heights.
Our Vegan Products:
Although we are known for our meat-curing kits, we had launched our Plant Based Range back in 2019 with the focus being on the ever-growing flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan market. Our goal was to make our small business more inclusive and to create a fantastic range of products that can be used to uplift the flavours of all your veggie and vegan dishes.
Veggie Rub No.1
Our Veggie Rub No.1 is a fragrant blend of herbs and spices that gives a classic tandoori flavour! This is intended to perfectly compliment any of your vegetables or meat substitutes, but we recommend that you pair this rub with root veg (like beets, carrots and parsnips) or use it as a seasoning for your vegan curries.
Veggie Rub No.2
Our Veggie Rub No.2 is an aromatic blend of flavoursome spices and the finest Halen Mon Sea salt. This rub gives your dishes a fragrant umami flavouring which is intended to perfectly compliment all of your vegetables or meat substitutes within a roast dinner. We recommend pairing this rub with our recipe for Maple Roast Carrots & Parnsips, or our recipe for Vegan Yorkshire Puddings. Alternatively you can use this rub instead of salt.
Veggie Rub No.3
Our Veggie Rub No.3 is a unique blend of spices that provides a deep, rich, and smoky flavour which is intended to perfectly compliment vegetables or meat substitutes, especially when cooked on the grill or the BBQ. However we recommend pairing this rub with falafel, or with your veggie/vegan burgers.
Veggie Rub No.4
Our Veggie Rub No.4 is a delightful blend of spices that provides a bit of a kick with the chilli yet balances it out with some sweetness. The Rub is intended to perfectly compliment vegetables or meat substitutes, but we recommend adding this rub to your curries, veggie stews and dhals.
Veggie Rub No.5
Our Veggie Rub No.5 is a fragrant blend of spices that provides a sweetness from the Cassia, heat from the chilli and smoke flavouring from the paprika and chipotle. The Rub is intended to perfectly compliment vegetables or meat substitutes, however we recommend pairing this rub with our recipe for Classic Potato Wedgies or our recipe for Vegan Nut Roast. It also goes great with squash, sweet potato and hummus.
Roast Potato Oil
Our award-winning, highly rated Roast Potato Oil guarantees perfectly crispy roast potatoes every time! This oil is made from local Cotswold rapeseed oil which is then infused with a delicious infusion of smoke, rosemary and garlic. We dare you to try this oil with our recipe for the Perfect Roast Potatoes- we guarantee that you'll never want to use another oil again.
Brussels Sprout Dust
You either love them or you hate them, but our one-of-a-kind Brussels Sprout Dust will have them tipping the scale towards love! This dust incorporates a perfect blend of fragrant herbs and spices that will have your sprouts tasting extraordinary. Feel free to pair it with our amazing recipe for Brussels Sprout Salad, but don't just stop there, this dust will work wonders on all your other veggies too!
Our Veggie/ Vegan Kits
Although following a vegan/ plant-based diet can be very rewarding, it definitely won't always be easy, especially if you were a big meat-eater beforehand!
It's important to remember that Veganuary isn't a contest and that you don't have to make the switch all at once. You can always start by trying the flexitarian diet first by making smaller swaps (for example- from dairy milk to plant-based milk) and by incorporating more plant-based dishes into your weekly menu.
It's also very important that you do your own research so that you can check what it is you need to do before you start.
For more insightful information, make sure to check out the official website for Veganuary; they not only post tons of interesting information about Veganuary and the vegan diet on their blog, but they also post hundreds of amazing and easy vegan recipes.