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Vegan turky roasts available now!

Easter Greens has teamed up with Faceplant Foods this December to bring you a 100% plant based turky roast for the festivities!

First of all let's talk about Faceplant foods. They are a Scottish pop up plant based kitchen who you would normally find at markets serving their incredible plant based cheeze toasties. Due to COVID though we've not had many events and markets this year so we're now bringing you their delicious products in store instead. 

Right now you'll find their Square-Go lorne sausage alternative, Plantsrami and Maple Smoked Bacon in both our Easter Road and Morningside stores. 

Now let's talk about these festive roasts which are available in two sizes - 

The whole (1.1kg) roast feeds 6-8 people and the half (550g) roast feeds 3-4 people.

We're really excited to be bringing this to our customers this year, who says being vegan means you have to give up delicious festive roasts? 

Pre-order yours now here

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Welcome to Easter Greens - Untitled Oats!

We're very happy to be welcoming Untitled Oats to both our Easter Road and Morningside store. 

They are a local small business making oat milk from Scottish oats, water and just 4 other ingredients. In an effort to be as sustainable as possible Untitled Oats comes in a re-useable glass bottle which can be returned to be refilled.  

Deliveries are even made in a zero emission eCargo bike! 

How does it fare compared to tried and tested oat milks like Oatly, Minor Figures or Glebe Farm? Well its a barista style milk with the addition of rapeseed oil in their recipe which means it foams for hot drinks. Taste wise though it's delicious! One of the very few dairy free milks that can be drunk straight from the bottle with a distinctly oaty taste but is also equally tasty in a tea, coffee or hot chocolate. 

Have you tried Untitled Oats yet? What did you think? Tag us in your pictures on social media and give us a review. 

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Ask Ivy - Dukkah

Hi, my name is Ivy and I am a very very enthusiastic cook. 

I'm known for my knowledge of ingredients and how to use them as well as scribbling recipes on post-it notes for customers who come in looking for inspiration and help. 

Today I'm going to share with you one of those in store conversations - Dukkah.

Do we stock it ready made? No. However it is really easy to make and the beauty of making your own is that you can customise it to your taste (and what you have in the cupboard). 

Let's roll back a little first. What is Dukkah? Duqqa, du'ah, do'a, or dukkah is an Egyptian and Middle Eastern condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices. It is typically mixed with olive oil for use as a dip with bread but it's delicious sprinkled over roasted vegetables such as the seasonal winter squash. 

Delicious right? 

Traditional dukkah recipes vary but they have some base ingredients that are essential - 

* Sesame seeds
* Cumin
* Coriander Seed

Past this you can experiment with the other ingredients of the recipe to make it your own. To get you going here is my hazelnut dukkah recipe - 

1/3 cup Hazelnuts 
4 tbsp Coriander Seeds 
 
3 tbsp Sesame Seeds 
2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tsp Black Peppercorns 
1 tsp Dried Mint 
1 tsp Sea Salt

To make dukkah is really simple from here. In a hot dry pan toast all of your ingredients until fragrant. Tip everything into a mortar and pestle and grind to your preferred consistency. I like mine a bit chunky but other people might like it like a fine spice powder. Cool the mix and store in an airtight jar. It keeps for ages so it's worthwhile making a larger batch so that it's to hand for those quick and easy work night meals. 

Don't have hazelnuts? Try it with almonds or peanuts. Don't like fennel seed? Add a bit more coriander and cumin, Experiment and see what you like and let us know what you think! 

Do you have a cooking question? Send me an email at Ivy@eastergreens.co.uk! 

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Hello Morningside!

It’s been an exciting week over in Morningside with the opening of Easter Greens number 2.

With almost double the shelf space of Easter Road we’ve had a lot of fun picking new and exciting items to fill the shop. The only problem we have is not buying it all ourselves, but that is a good problem to have!

We had a couple of hiccups on opening day, mainly - our fridges and freezers didn’t arrive in time. We decided not to delay opening while we waited for them as there was so much more in store to share with our lovely customers, plus it means we have the opportunity to celebrate twice. Once when the shop opening it's doors for the first time and again when we brought in all the chilled and frozen goodies. 

So what extra do we have in shop 2? We've got a whole extra fridge which means three fridges in total. One dedicated entirely to dairy free cheeses, including locally made Earthy Vegan Cheese. A second fridge dedicated to meat alternatives like tofu, seitan and tempeh alongside faux meats like sausages, steaks and the very popular Sgaia streaky bacon. 

Fridge three has some delicious ready to eat foods. Here you'll find another local favorite - Planet Kuku alongside fresh soup, stuffed pasta and all your favorite Delphi houmous from Easter Road with the addition of avocado houmous and smokey lentil houmous. 

Last but not least we're really excited to introduce a freezer section to Easter Greens. We went a little bit over the top and ordered a bit more than we can fit in there, but there were just too many tasty tubs of ice cream to choose from. Maybe your more of a savory person? Why not try a One Planet Pizza instead? 

If you haven't already, come by our new shop and say hello. We've got more goodies than I can list in this simple blog post so come have a look around. 

Ivy Von Anderson
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The secret it out...

Easter Greens is coming to Morningside with shop number 2. We’re excited to say the least! 
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Welcome to the Easter Greens blog!

If you don’t know us already we’re a community based store providing a one-stop-shop for all your vegan grocery needs. We believe in a better way of living. One that is more sustainable, better for our planet and everyone who lives on it.


Come back for a new post every week.

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