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Peppers stuffed with Beyond Meat Mince


Mince:
Get creative in the kitchen with mince. Perfect for tacos, spaghetti, the list is endless... inspire us! Let us know what you make with mince. We're always interested in new recipes. 

Here's a bit of inspiration for you - 

Beyond Mince Stuffed Bell Peppers
Ingredients:
1 package of Beyond Beef Beyond Mince
4 bell peppers (any color)
1 cup cooked quinoa or rice
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn kernels
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded vegan cheese
Fresh coriander or parsley for garnish

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers in a baking dish, standing upright.
3. In a pan over medium heat, sauté the chopped onion until translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
4. Add Beyond Beef Beyond Mince to the pan, breaking it apart with a spatula. Cook until browned. Stir in the diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the mixture is well combined and heated through.
5. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cooked quinoa or rice. Place the peppers on a baking dish and spoon the Beyond Beef mixture into each bell pepper until they are generously filled. Top each stuffed pepper with a layer of shredded vegan cheese. 
6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is bubbling.
7. Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh coriander or parsley, and serve hot.

Have you got another recipe you like to use Beyond Mince for? Let us know! 

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The Beyond Meat Sausage and it's many uses

Beyond Meat Sausages

Beyond Meat crashed onto the scene and has been a game-changer ever since with it's taste and texture which means it can be easily swapped for anyone wanting to eat less meat and more plant based. 

Beyond Meat Sausages -
The humble and versatile sausage - as part of a breakfast, a sausage sandwich for lunch or even for dinner in a stew. We've all got a favourite sausage recipe so why not try it with these. 

Here's some inspiration for you - 

Beyond Sausage Street Corn:

Ingredients - 
4 Beyond Sausages
4 hot dog buns, toasted
1 can of corn
¼ yellow onion, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 slices pickled jalapeño, minced
2 tbsp fresh coriander, minced
¼ lime, zested and juiced
Mayonnaise to taste
Feta cheese, for garnish
Smoked paprika and coriander for garnish
Extra virgin olive oil, as needed
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method - 
1. Preheat a large pan over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Drizzle with olive oil and add the drained corn. Season with salt and pepper and let the kernels sear on one side, undisturbed, for 1 minute or until caramelized.
2. Add the onions, garlic, and jalapeños to the skillet.
3. Continue stir-frying for 1 minute or until the onions are tender. Turn off the heat and stir in the coriander, zest, and the juice of ¼ lime. Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
4. To prepare the sausage, preheat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle it with olive oil, and add the sausages. Cook, stirring continuously, for 10-12 minutes.
5. Add the sausages to each bun and finish them with the mayo, corn mixture, and cheese. Optional to add a pinch of smoked paprika, cilantro leaves, and a squeeze of lime for garnish as well. 

Enjoy! A great weekend make for something a bit more time consuming and special. 

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Want to try plant based but missing them meat? Try Beyond Meat!

Beyond Meat Burger

Beyond Meat crashed onto the scene and has been a game-changer ever since with it's taste and texture which means it can be easily swapped for anyone wanting to eat less meat and more plant based. 

The Beyond Burger:
It's a great place to start as its quick and easy. Load it up with your favorite fixings for a simple plant based burger dinner but why not try something different - 

Spicy Beyond Burger Bowl:
Ingredients:
2 Beyond Meat Burger Patties
1 cup of cooked quinoa or brown rice
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of sweetcorn
1 Avocado
200g Cherry tomatoes, halved
1 fresh jalapeño, sliced
1 small bunch of coriander chopped
1 lime cut into wedges
Salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions:
1. Cook quinoa or brown rice according to package instructions.
2. In a pan, cook Beyond Meat burger patties until browned on both sides.
3. In a bowl, assemble the base by combining cooked quinoa or brown rice, black beans, corn, sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and jalapeño. Think chopped salad. 
4. Slice the cooked Beyond Meat patty and put on top of the bowl.
5. Sprinkle with chopped coriander, salt, and pepper.
6. Serve with lime wedges on the side for a burst of citrus flavor.

Enjoy! Great for a hearty lunch for lighter evening meal. 

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Happy Burns Night!

 

Vegan Haggis

Celebrate burns night with home made haggis! 

Ingredients:
1 cup dried green or brown lentils, rinsed
1 cup steel-cut oats
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium carrot, grated
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:
1. Prepare Lentils: Cook the lentils according to package instructions until tender. Drain any excess water.
2. Saute Vegetables: In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrots, and mushrooms. Saute until the vegetables are softened.
3. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, sauteed vegetables, oats, chopped walnuts, tomato paste, soy sauce, thyme, rosemary, coriander, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
4. Cook Mixture: In the same pan used for sauteing the vegetables, add the lentil mixture. Cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture is heated through and well combined.
5. Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, pepper, or herbs according to your preference.

... don't want the hassle of making your own? We've got Macsween's haggis ready to go. Find them in the fridges! 

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Introducing Strong Roots new ready meals

Strong Roots Thai Green Curry
There's even more ready meals! This time they are in the freezer.

Strong Roots already have some amazing things in the freezer - their vegetable nuggets are delicious... oh and don't get us started on the cauliflower has browns. YUM!

They have now launched their own range of frozen ready meals. Starting with the favourite - Thai Green Curry. Broccoli, green pepper, cauliflower, baby corn, sugar snaps, red pepper... a rainbow of veg in a fragrant curry sauce complete with Jasmine rice.
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Suma ready meals - effortlessly vegan

Suma Chickpea Lentil Daal

Want to try plant based/vegan this month but don't want the faff? Suma have a whole range of ready to go meals. Just open the tin, heat it up and off you go.

So what is there? - 
  • Spicy chorizo style stew
  • Vegetable ravioli in a veggie sauce
  • Cheesy pasta pot with veggies
  • Chilli meatballs
  • Vegetable stew and dumplings
  • Mac 'n' cheese
  • NEW Chickpea and lentil daal
  • NEW Saag aloo
There's something for every day of the week and one to spare!
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It's an essential - Vegan Pixie dust with 15% off

Nutritional Yeast

A question we get asked a lot - what is nutritional yeast and what does it do? It's in a lot of vegan recipes and to someone trying it out for the first time it's a whole new ingredient.


Well it's called vegan pixie dust for a reason.

1. It's a complete protein
2. It's a source of fibre
3. It's packed with vitamins
4. It's delicious on practically everything!

But what do you do with it? It has a naturally nutty, cheesy and savoury flavour so use it anywhere you would use something like Parmesan - so think a topping on risotto or pasta, stirred into soups and stews, sprinkled on salads or maybe even some fresh hot popcorn.

That's not all... some of us love it on a slice of toast with plenty of butter. Given half the chance some of us would even eat it out the tub with a spoon. Yum!

So you can get to know this magic ingredient there's 15% off Marigold nutritional yeast fortified B12 (the iconic blue tub we all love) until the end of February.

Vegan or not, it's an essential for adding flavour to everything you cook.

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January - February Bargains

So what is on offer this January and February? 

Alternative All in one Earthbound Bar 20%
Alternative All in one Far & Away bar 20%
Ecoleaf Dishwasher Tablets 25s 15%
Ecoleaf Dishwasher Tablets 70s 15%
Better Nature Organic Tempeh 15%
Better Nature Smoky Tempeh 15%
Beyond Meat Burgers Now just £4
Beyond Meat Meatballs Now just £4
Beyond Meat Mince Now just £4
Beyond Meat Sausages Now just £4
Clearspring Silken Tofu 15%
Cooks & Co Sundried Tomatoes 15%
Difatti Gnocchi - Gluten Free 20%
Difatti Spinach Gnocchi - gluten free 20%
Difatti Gnocchi - Pumpkin & Quinoa GF 20%
NEW Fry's Mini Kievs 15%
Hu Hazelnut Butter Dark Chocolate 20%
Hu Cashew Butter Vanilla Dark Chc 20%
Hu Vanilla Crunch Dark Chocolate 20%
H!P Salted Caramel 15%
H!P Cookies & Cream 15%
H!P Original - Creamy & Smooth 15%
H!P Salty Pretzels 15%
Hip Pop Apple, Elder Kombucha 20%
Hip Pop Bluberry Kombucha 20%
Hip Pop Ginger Kombucha 20%
Hip Pop Strawberry Pineapple Kombucha 20%
Engevita Yeast Flakes B12 15%
Minor Figures Oat M*lk Barista 15%
Minor Figures Organic Barista 15%
Minor Figures Light Barista 15%
Mr Organic Tortellini Mushrooms 15%
Mr Organic Toretellini Vegetable 15%
Mr Organic Ravioli Formaggio and Leek 15%
Naturli Vegan Butter Block 15%
Naturli Spreadable Vegan Butter 15%
Naturli Spreadable Vegan Butter 450g 15%
One Planet Margherita Pizza 20%
One Planet Peppernomi Pizza 20%
One Planet Hawaiian Vegan Pizza 20%
One Planet Tex Mex Pizza 20%
Raw Chocolate Company Peruvian 72% Buttons 20%
Raw Chocolate Company Vanoffee Buttons 20%
Raw Chocolate Company Caramel Buttons 20%
Raw Chocolate Company M*lk Chocolate Buttons 20%
The Coconut Collaborative Yoghurt 20%
THIS Isn't Bacon Rashers 20%
Yogi Tea Echinacea 20%
Yogi Tea Green Energy 20%
Yogi Tea Breathe Deep 20%
Yogi Tea Tulsi Relax 20%
Yogi Tea Women's Energy 20%

 

Offers ending the 29th of February at 7pm. 

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Happy Veganuary 2024!



It's always Veganuary at Easter Greens, your friendly neighbourhood 100% plant based grocery shop. So whether you're a seasoned plant-based pro or a curious carnivore dipping your toes into the world of veggies, welcome to Veganuary – the month where plants take centre stage, and we are here to help every step of the way. 

So let's start off with some hints and tips to help you navigate the wonderful world of plant based eating:

1. Embrace the Veggie Rainbow 🌈:
When it comes to going vegan, think beyond the usual suspects like lettuce and tomatoes. Dive into the rainbow of vegetables – from vibrant bell peppers to exotic aubergines. The more colours on your plate, the better! It's not just about being healthy; it's about making your meals look as good as they taste.

2. Discover the Magic of Nutritional Yeast 🧀:
Missing that cheesy goodness in your life? Hullo nutritional yeast! This magical ingredient is not known as Vegan Fairy Dust for nothing. It adds a cheesy flavor to your dishes but also packs a nutritional punch (especially if it's the all time favourite blue tub with added B12). Sprinkle it on popcorn, pasta, or even roasted veggies for an instant flavour upgrade... we laos like it on toast with a bit of spread. Yum!

3. Make Friends with Legumes 👫:
Chickpeas, lentils, and beans – yes they are old school but they aren't as boring as they sound! These protein-packed pals will be your go-to companions in the vegan world. Explore different ways to cook them, from hearty stews to crispy roasted snacks. These humble ingredients have been kicking around for a while for a reason, they have so many different uses, are delicious and nutritious. 

4. Invest in Some Stellar Plant-Based Swaps 🔄:
Missing your morning omelet? Fear not! There's an incredible world of plant-based swaps waiting for you. Tofu scrambles, chickpea flour omelettes, and even avocado toast are just a few of the tasty alternatives that will leave you with long term, easy and delicious swaps to add in to your daily routine. 

5. Get Creative in the Kitchen 🎨:
Veganuary is the perfect excuse to unleash your inner kitchen artist. Experiment with new spices, herbs, and cooking techniques. You might just discover a love for roasted Brussels sprouts or a talent for crafting the perfect vegan lasagne. 

Did you know we've got some friends down the road at The Edinburgh Community Bookshop? They always have amazing recipe books on plant based and vegan cooking for some inspiration!

6. Don't Forget Dessert 🍨:
Yes, vegans can have their cake and eat it too! Explore the world of dairy-free sweets and treats. From coconut milk ice cream to avocado chocolate mousse, there's a dessert out there that will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your commitment to Veganuary. 

Why not pop down the road to our friends at Little Fitzroy, they have some amazing vegan cakes on offer all year round. 

7. Connect with the Community 🌱:
Feeling a bit overwhelmed or unsure? Join the thriving online vegan community! From Instagram to Reddit, there's a supportive network ready to share tips, recipes, and encouragement. Don't forget we're always on hand for hints, tips and advice. Have a question just ask! 

So there you have it – a pocketful of tips to kickstart your Veganuary adventure with a grin on your face and a plant-based plate in hand. Remember, it's all about enjoying the journey, delicious food, and making choices that are not just good for you but for the planet too. 🌱✨

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Honestly... it's amazing


Back by popular demand (and because it's incredible) Honestly! 

The big three are back this year - 

Shamembert: Creamy, buttery, mild, velvety, indulgent.
Briee: Soft, mild, creamy, delicate, luscious.
Vegannzola: Sharp, pungent, creamy, tangy, robust. In our opinion the BEST blue cheese there is. 
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Mouse's favourite... and ours too!


This classic is in the fridges all year round... but... there's now some friends to join the humble camembert type wheel - 

Beer Washed: Malty, savory, aromatic and hearty.
Dulse: Seaweed-infused for an umami, briny, unique flavour.
True Blue: Bold, tangy, sharp, distinctive. Another blue to join the battle for the number one spot.
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The Christmas cheeses have started to arrive! Up first - Kinda Co

You might of seen this brand appear in the fridges recently but watch out... there are even more flavours now! Choose from -  

Blue: Rich, tangy, bold, creamy and distinctive.
Farmhouse: Rustic, balanced, versatile and a great texture.
Garlic and Herb: Aromatic, herby, flavourful, think Boursin in bar form.
Smoked: Robust, smoky, savoury and well... delicious.
Summer Truffle: Earthy, indulgent, aromatic and luxuriously finished with edible petals.

There is even a spread for all elements of the cheeseboard - Lemon and Dill Spread: Zesty, fresh, herby, tangy, perfect for spreading on your favourite crackers

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