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Our speciality? Quality products of course

August 16th, 2017

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Here at Easy Bean we’re looking forward showing off our wares at the biggest gathering of specialist food producers in the calendar  -  the Speciality & Fine Food Fair at Olympia, London, in September.

It will give us the chance to meet independent retailers, delicatessens, chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs and importers, distributors and wholesalers looking for new products for their shops and restaurants.

We’ll be meeting up with friends and colleagues among more than 700 suppliers who, like us, take huge pride in the artisan food and drink they produce.

Among our range of tasty items we’ll be promoting two of our biggest successes in particular  -  the Easy Bean Cheddar Crunch and Seaweed & Sesame crispbreads.If you’re a trade representative planning to visit the fair, come and see us on stand 1710H.

We know you’ll be impressed!

Speciality & Fine Food Fair, 3-5 September, Olympia, London

www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk



A taste of Wales

August 11th, 2017

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Christina, our Queen of Beans, has undertaken a walk along Offa’s Dyke! To celebrate we offer this traditional Welsh dish with a modern (lentil-based) twist. Enjoy, And well done, Christina.

Cawl is a traditional Welsh stew, traditionally made with lamb and sometimes served with lentils as a modern twist. (Serves six).
6 small Welsh lamb shanks
1.2l/2pt water
50g/2oz lentils - pre-cooked
225g/8oz washed potatoes, diced
225g/8oz swede, peeled and diced
225g/8oz onion, peeled and chopped
225g/8oz washed carrots, diced
225g/8oz leek, sliced
Bay, thyme, rosemary and parsley to taste
½ a small cabbage
2tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large pan, season the lamb shanks and add to the pan with the onion. Once browned, add water and herbs. Bring to the boil, then simmer. Cover and cook for 40 minutes. Add the vegetables (except the cabbage) and cook for a further 50 minutes. Add the pre-cooked lentils, shred and add the cawl, cook for about 5 minutes, then serve. During cooking the stock will reduce, so top it up with water or even use a little wine.



Cheesy. And crispy. Perfection!

July 28th, 2017

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So pleased that we have just signed up for one of our favourite food events - the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival.

It’s a lovely annual get-together with a wide range of regional food and drink specialists set in the gorgeous Dorset countryside not far from the Easy Bean base in next-door Somerset.

This year we’re showing off a great new addition to our array of one-pot ready meals and crispbreads  -  we’re calling it “rescued edges”.

They are the trimmed edges of our crispbreads, tasty little morsels and great value at just £1.50 for a 100g bag - perfect for the kids as well as the grown-ups.

We’ll initially be supplying a few local outlets - so if you want to get in on the act make a date for Sturminster Newton!

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, 9-10 September - www.cheesefestival.co.uk



Shortlisted for another honour *Swoons*

July 24th, 2017

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We have been shortlisted for a Great British Food Award for our new Cheddar Crunch Chickpea Crispbread. We are so pleased!

The awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country’s finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hard-working folk who produce and cook with them. This year they are bigger and better than ever, with lots of new categories, celebrity judges and amazing prizes.

Behind the scenes the team of judges, John Torode, Rachel Allen, Val Warner, and Nathan Outlaw are busy taste tasting the very best in British food and drink, and magazine readers have been voting across 20 foodie categories. We so hope they like our crispbreads.

The winners will be announced on 7 September. All our fingers and toes are already crossed!



Three cheers for Chia

July 13th, 2017

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They are in the running as being among the healthiest foods on the planet: chia seeds, loaded with nutrients that offering great benefits for your body and brain.

They are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, related to mint and coming originally from South America - and one of the ingredients in our Cheddar Crunch Chickpea Crispbread.

Chia seeds were a revered food for the Aztecs and Mayans in their day, who prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy.

But luckily for us we don’t have to travel back in time to an ancient culture to reap the benefits of chia seeds, although some of us would like to!

Just pick up a packet of delicious Easy Bean Cheddar Crunch Chickpea Crispbread - easy!



Second healthy Food winner

July 6th, 2017

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Easy Bean’s Thai Edamame Curry is also a winner in the Vegetarian Prepared meal category of the Healthy Food Guide’s Food & Drink Awards 2017.

The judges said: “A mild, yellow, one-pot curry that’s subtly sweet and creamy, with plenty of edamame beans and broccoli.”

http://www.healthyfood.co.uk/article/hfg-awards-winners-prepared-meals-vegetarian/



Another worthy winner

July 6th, 2017

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So pleased to say that Easy Bean’s Thai Edamame Curry was also a winner in the Vegetarian Prepared meal category of the Healthy Food Guide’s Food & Drink Awards 2017!

The judges said: “A mild, yellow, one-pot curry that’s subtly sweet and creamy, with plenty of edamame beans and broccoli.”

The technical bit: Per pot: 310kcal, 22.7g fat, 14.7g saturates, 9.6g sugars. 1.6g salt.

http://www.healthyfood.co.uk/article/hfg-awards-winners-prepared-meals-vegetarian/



Healthy Food Guide Food & Drink Award 2017

July 3rd, 2017

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We are pleased to say that we have won an award in the Healthy Food Guide Food & Drink Awards 2017 for our Cheddar Crunch Crispbreads. Cheesy grins all round!

http://www.healthyfood.co.uk/article/hfg-awards-winners-snacks-sweet/



Cheesy grins! Cheesy wins!

June 30th, 2017

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We are so pleased to say that we have won an award in the Healthy Food Guide Food & Drink Awards 2017 for our Cheddar Crunch Crispbreads.

As Christina, our Queen of Beans, says: “It’s fantastic to get the HFG stamp of approval. We are delighted to be receiving an award and recognition for our Easy Bean products is very encouraging to the team especially when they are new products. We believe that food should taste as great as it is healthy and our love of all beans, peas and pulses has inspired us to create delicious and convenient ways to enjoy one of nature’s healthiest foods.”

The judges said: “These naturally gluten-free crispbreads are substantial enough to ward off late-afternoon hunger pangs. Made from chickpeas and topped with linseed, flax, millet and chia seeds.”

The technical bit - per crispbread (25g): 115kcal, 5.9g fat, 3.1g saturates, 0.5g sugars, 0.5g salt

#HFGAwards - and check out the details here, http://www.healthyfood.co.uk/article/hfg-awards-winners-snacks-sweet/

Say cheese!



High point of summer

June 22nd, 2017

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The English countryside is lovelier than ever as the longest day passes and we enjoy the wonderful summer sunshine. And the thunderstorms!

From our Easy Bean base here in the West Country we actually enjoy a distant but fabulous view of Glastonbury Tor - the mysterious hill rising from the Somerset Levels and topped by an ancient tower.

It’s a famous landmark with a fascinating history  -  it’s believed to be the Avalon of Arthurian legend.

The Tor is just one of the many interesting local features that attract visitors from home and abroad, who often walk the 500 feet or so to the top where they can see for miles around. Join them this summer!