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A cracker of a week

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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More good news this week - our new cracker range is on price promotion with Queenswood Natural Foods AND features on the front cover of their promotion booklet as well as Pages 3 and a nice feature on page 11 on ‘How it all began” – thank you Queenswood Natural Foods.

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Source of inspiration!

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

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So excited - we will be exhibiting at the Source Trade Show in Exeter next month - joining our wholesaler Queenswood Natural Foods on its stand - C4. Traders, come and say hello, we have a wonderful story and wonderful products to show you.

The Source Trade Show (www.thesourcetradeshow.co.uk ) is a great mix of producers, hospitality and catering companies and food service businesses. As the organisers say, ‘Inspiration and opportunity on a plate.’.

We can’t wait. Wish us luck.



New Year bargain offer!

Friday, January 4th, 2019

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Happy New Year one and all!

We start 2019 with some good news. Our one-pots are on offer at Ocado (www.ocado.com) - 3 for £8.00. Look for us the New Year, New You  section under Lighter Options and Veganuary.

If you are a fan of Veganuary reach for our French Cuisinées, Indian Sambar Dhal and Thai Edamame Curry, all of which are all gluten-free, dairy-free and suitable for vegans.

If your waistband is a little, ahem, tight, then you could try our New Mexican Chilli one-pot meal which is only 214kcal for a 320g pot (also gluten and dairy free). Or our Moroccan Tagine one-pot meal is only 211kcal for a 320g pot (gluten and dairy free).

Enjoy!



Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

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Merry Christmas - and thank you to all our customers, stockists and suppliers. We will be back in the New Year with exciting plans for 2019! In the meantime we send  you our very best wishes - and we hope you like this photo taken by talented staff member Sarah.



Cheesy grins!

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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Christmas is coming - a time for eating, drinking and making merry!

If you’re looking for something tasty to nibble on with a glass of wine or sherry, what better than the traditional cheese and crackers?

Our crackers are perfect paired with a wedge of your Christmas stilton, something a little lighter or a traditional English Cheddar.

With their exotic flavours and crunchy texture our crackers (and crispbreads) make the perfect cheese and biscuits combination.

And while munching on your delicious snack you might like to ponder its history – cheese and crackers were provided to soldiers in the American Civil War and gave rise to the expression “a square meal”. Who knew?

Have a cracking Christmas!



What’s a hodmedod?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

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Three cheers for a British supplier which provides an essential ingredients for several of our tastiest products.

Suffolk-based Hodmedod supply pea flour, which adds protein and a delicious flavour to tour Fava Bean & Poppy Seed, Green Pea & Chia Seed and Red Lentil & Poppy Seed crackers.

The company gathers various beans and pulses from farmers throughout East Anglia and mills them into flour before sending them onwards to our factory in the Somerset countryside.

What’s a hodmedod? It’s a local word for something round or curled up, so it can mean a snail, a hedgehog - or beans and peas. Hodmedod says: “We chose the word for the name of our business simply because we like the sound of it, and feel that it reflects our East Anglian backgrounds and represents part of our forgotten heritage.”

We’re so pleased with our links to this great company.



A vegan treat for Christmas

Friday, November 30th, 2018

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The fabulous Vegan Larder in Bethnal Green is including our crackers in its two of its Christmas boxes the Gourmet box and a special pate box - both sound fantastic!

The Vegan Larder uses products which are completely vegan & palm oil free (with a gluten-free option). It also focuses on independent and ethical suppliers. This makes each box an exciting discovery to open.

The Pate Box combines three flavours of the most delicious pate from Patifu with crackers from Yours Truly and a delicious chutney.  The Christmas Gourmet Box features products from @anandafoods @nutcessity @fruitsoftheforage @friarschocolate Hej Gro and Patifu - and us!

Buy online from www.theveganlarder.com and also check them out on Insta and Twitter, @vegan_larder

And thanks guys, great to be working with you.



Giving thanks

Friday, November 16th, 2018

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Thanksgiving Day is coming up (November 22) and is a national holiday in the US.

Bit of history - in 1621, Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which was the start of the Thanksgiving tradition, although it wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Turkey is the centrepiece of Thanksgiving celebrations - but bean side dishes are also a must. Green Bean casserole or fried green beans for example. Many Americans pass down favourite recipes through the generations.

No matter what the celebration - beans somehow manage to make an appearance! Go beans.



Calling all traders

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

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It’s been a bumper couple of week for us as three more shops have decided to stock our delicious Easy Bean products.

The Natural Grocery Store in Cheltenham has signed up to sell our crackers and crispbreads ranging from the Cheddar Crunch Chickpea Crispbread made with cheese from Ford Farm in Dorset through to the Moroccan spice variety made with hummus and roasted red pepper.

Nearby in the delightful village of Ludwell just a stone’s throw from picturesque Shaftsbury, the Post Office Stores, recently voted Village Shop of the Year, has also stocked up with Easy Bean crackers to tempt local residents.

And in busy London, Earth Natural Foods in fashionable Kentish Town is living up to its name with our range of healthy and nutritious products.

The word is spreading about Easy Bean - if you are a shop wanting to give your customers access to our one-pot ready meals, crackers and crispbreads, just get in touch through our website at trade.enquiry@easybean.co.uk



Fireworks in the kitchen!

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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The skies will be lit up this weekend as we head towards Bonfire Night - and our Easy Bean meal pots are just perfect for quick meals that still taste great. Try these three for size:

New Mexican Chilli: This includes red beans with sweet peppers, tomatoes, spiked with jalapeño chilli.

Serve in tortillas with a dollop of sour cream and avocado slices.

Moroccan Tagine: A hotpot of slow-cooked chickpeas, Mediterranean vegetables, apricots and aromatic spices.

A tasty treat served on couscous and topped with toasted flaked almonds and a spring of mint.

Indian Sambar: Toor Dhal peas are simmered slowly with coconut and tamarind juice finished with chunky vegetables and mustard seeds.

Add rice, coconut chutney and fresh coriander for a feast