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Seaweed celebration time!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

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Check out Isle Martin - off Ullapool - which is hosting an inaugural Seaweed Festival this week. We buy seaweed from Scotland for our tasty Seaweed & Sesame Chickpea Crispbread.

https://www.islemartin.org/isle-martin-seaweed-festival-home

We use the following seaweed in our Seaweed & Sesame Chickpea Crispbreads:

Palmaria Palmata - DULSE,

Laminaria Digitata - OARWEED,

Saccharina Latissima - SUGAR KELP

And we also use NORI.

We are fans of seaweed and we wish Isle Martin was a little closer to us!



Come and say hello!

Monday, August 16th, 2021

We are so pleased to let you know that we will be out and about in September / October - come along to these wonderful fairs and festivals and say hello.
The Frome Independent September - Sunday, 5 September - https://thefromeindependent.org.uk/visit/
Sturminster Cheese Festival - Saturday & Sunday, 11 / 12 September - https://www.cheesefestival.co.uk/
The Frome Independent - Sunday, 3 October (website link as above)
Wells Food Festival - Sunday, 10 October - https://www.wellsfoodfestival.co.uk/



Turmeric triumph

Monday, August 9th, 2021

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Why did we choose turmeric as an ingredient in our Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed crackers?

Well - it gives our crackers a beautiful colour for starters but, of course, there is more to it than that…

Turmeric comes from the turmeric plant and is a common spice in many Asian dishes. You will recognise turmeric as a main spice in curry for example.

Turmeric has a warm, bitter taste and, as well as curry, is often used to flavor mustards, butters and even cheeses.

The root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine as it contains a chemical called curcumin. It’s considered helpful for controlling inflammation. It’s a folk remedy and a popular one at that.

We chose it because its taste complements the flavour of chickpea and it travels well with butter cheese and other toppings. Let us know what you think.



Two by two!

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

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We are so pleased to welcome Noah’s Ark Farm Shop as a new stockists - a Farm Shop …and Zoo!

The shop stocks our delicious meals, crispbreads and crackers and it can be found near Bristol.

https://www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk/noahs-ark-farm-shop



it’s 10% off time!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

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More good news - we are on promotion with wholesaler The Health Store this month with 10% off our delicious cracker and crispbread ranges.

Check out the website here https://www.thehealthstore.co.uk/ and start to plan your cheese and cracker picnic combo!



Bundle bonus!

Monday, July 5th, 2021

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We’re so pleased to let you know of a great deal we have with Ocado at the moment - buy any one of our meal pots and get a packet of rice for £4!

You can find the link here - https://www.ocado.com/browse?filters=easy-bean-13772 - and the offer will run for the next couple of weeks.

The offer includes all of our delicious meals but the Moroccan Chickpea & Aubergine meal pictured, for example, is vegan-friendly, high in fibre, contains three of your five a day and is gluten-free. It’s super-delicious as well of course!

Or how about our Indian Cauliflower & Spinach Sambar Dhal? Again it’s suitable for a vegan diet and has a tasty mix of vegetables, spices and dhal.

All of our meals taste wonderful with a serving of basmati rice.



Time for some wellbeing

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

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Why the smiley face? Because it’s World WellBeing Week - what have you been doing?

Now in its third year, World WellBeing Week offers people the opportunity to promote an overall awareness of wellbeing - including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental.

World WellBeing Week also recognises the professional practitioners in this burgeoning sector.

Check out the Facebook page, there’s still time to get involved! http://www.facebook.com/WorldWellBeingWeek



Raising awareness of diabetes risk

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

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We’re interested in healthy eating - because it’s good for you as well as tasting good. So we welcome awareness-raising weeks like Diabetes Week which is happening now. People from across the UK are coming together to share their experiences of living with diabetes and raise awareness of what it is like to live with the condition.

The theme of Diabetes UK’s Diabetes Week (which runs until 20 June) is #DiabetesStories

Diabetes affects 4.9 million people in the UK, including almost a million people living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. If not managed well, all types of diabetes can lead to devastating complications, including sight loss, amputation, kidney failure and stroke. There is currently no known cure for any type of diabetes.

Chris Askew OBE, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said: “We’ll be celebrating the incredible diabetes community by sharing stories of people with diabetes and what the last year has been like for them.”

Diabetes UK’s free online Know Your Risk tool helps individuals measure their risk of type 2 diabetes, while you can find out more about the signs and symptoms of diabetes here.



New places to shop!

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

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We’re so pleased to welcome some stockists in three lovely parts of the country.

First up - Hertfordshire and Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm Shop, the oldest farm shop in St Albans, Hertfordshire.  The award-winning Farm Shop has a wide range of own grown produce. https://www.carpentersnursery.co.uk/farm-shop

You can also shop for Easy Bean products at Leaf & Ground in beautiful South Gloucester with a host of attractions on the 20 acre site as well as the well-stocked shop. https://leafandground.com/

Or check out the soon-to-open farm shop at Horner Farm in Minehead, Somerset. https://www.facebook.com/hornerfarmexmoor/



#ShineALightOnCoeliac

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

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It’s Coeliac Awareness Week and, with a prevalence of one in 100, coeliac disease is very common in the UK. But many other people may still be struggling with unexplained symptoms.

Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac) is a serious illness where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues when you eat gluten. This damaged the lining of the gut and means the body can’t properly absorb nutrients from food.

It’s important to say that Coeliac disease is not an allergy or food intolerance. And if a first degree family member (such as mother, father, sister or brother) has the condition then the chances of having it increase to one in ten from one in 100.

Coeliac disease has a wide range of symptoms whichrange from mild to severe and can include bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, constipation, tiredness, mouth ulcers, sudden or unexpected weight loss (but not in all cases), and anaemia.

Once diagnosed, the only treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten free diet. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. Some people are also sensitive to oats. Once gluten is removed from the diet, people generally start to feel much better.

We’re pleased that people can shop gluten-free at Easy Bean without compromising on taste.