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Looking ahead to longer nights!

December 21st, 2020


It’s the shortest day of the year - from tomorrow the days will start to lengthen, albeit one minute at a time!

There are so many reasons this year to hope for brighter times ahead, of course, but the Solstice can also be a day of remembering positive events in the last year as well as negative ones.

As darkness falls - in just a few minutes! - it might be a good time to cosy up with a book, a mug of cocoa or event a pet and plan a comforting meal this evening.

The festive season is here

December 6th, 2020


Are you ready for the most magical time of the year? It’s been quite the year but people are ready to make the most of the festive season. How about making up small hampers as a thank-you to friends and relatives?

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th, 2020


Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends who are celebrating today (November 26). Although these are difficult times we hope that many families will find a way to mark the occasion safely.

The centrepiece of the day is a delicious meal of turkey, potatoes, corn (which the Americans call ‘maize’), and cranberries, which are enjoyed in the UK at Christmas, of course. Pumpkin Pie for pudding is a must.

Good luck to everyone cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

If you have relatives in the US why not give them a call and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving? And we can look forward to our own celebrations around Christmas and New Year in just a few weeks.

Online boost thanks to Planet Organic!

November 15th, 2020


Planet Organic has been in touch with great news - it has a new website and is now able to deliver nationally! This means that Easy Bean crackers are available to buy wherever you live.

Here is the link to our page on the new website -  https://www.planetorganic.com/search?q=easy%20bean

Vegan Day - and vegan month!

November 1st, 2020


It’s World Vegan Day - and November is vegan month. https://www.vegansociety.com/take-action/campaigns/world-vegan-day-month

We champion beans and pulses and offer vegan options within our ready meal range. The health benefits of beans and pulses are legion and the planet benefits as well.

Enjoy November!

The big four!

October 22nd, 2020


The advice is to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg a day, but what about variety?

The British Nutrition Foundation recently did a survey and found that half - yes half! - of the UK’s vegetable intake is made up of just four. They are peas, tomatoes, onions and carrots.

Well, we do use these stalwarts of the vegetable kingdom in our delicious ready meal range, of course, but we also love the wider variety on offer.

Here’s a great article about the benefits of the big four plus a few more suggestions…https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/veg_variety

Hurry for a curry!

October 7th, 2020


It’s National Curry Week - almost the best week of the year for many people we’re sure!

You can find out more here - https://www.nationalcurryweek.co.uk - and you can enjoy the taste of India with our Indian Sambar Dhal ready meal.

A delicious combination of Toor dhal, cauliflower, green beans and spinach smeared with tamarind, coconut and mustard seed. As well as its fantastic taste it offers offers you two of your five a day. It’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans - and can be microwaved.

Enjoy with rice, doss and a chutney. We wish it were lunchtime already!

Add fibre!

October 5th, 2020


This is such an interesting article on the importance of a high fibre diet -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46827426

And, of course, beans and pulses can help with this!   http://www.easybean.co.uk/beans-for-health.html

The best thing, though, is just how tasty healthy meals can be - from our meals to our crispbreads and crackers we can guarantee a happy meal every time

Let’s do lunch!

Seaweed & Sesame scoops a Great Taste Award!

September 26th, 2020


We’re delighted that our Seaweed & Sesame chickpea crispbreads have been awarded a Great Taste Gold Star 2020!

Here’s what the Judges said: “Attractive looking crispbreads with a lovely light bake. Good level of seeds and seaweed pieces which were well distributed.”

And: “We liked the short, light and crisp texture and all the flavours came through in equal measures. Well balanced and moreish.”

There’s more: “Good toasted seed appearance with attractive green flecks. The seaweed is very clear and gives a wonderful umami flavour to these. We would be as happy with this as a snack with a glass of wine as we would if it were served alongside cheese. Chickpea flour gives an appealing if a bit crumbly texture.”

Studious endeavours!

September 16th, 2020


Thousands of teenagers are being dropped off at universities up and down the country this month – and along with a welcome taste of independence many of them will be learning to cook for themselves for the first time.
It’s such an important life skill. It’s also enjoyable to make a meal from scratch. Learning basic skills, such as chopping veg, using an oven and adding a few basic recipes to your repertoire will help build a strong foundation for a culinary future.
And parents – don’t worry! Students will quickly learn how to pair together proteins, grains, and veggies for a well-rounded and tasty evening meal. Proteins such as chicken, pork, fish or tofu, served with vegetables and a carbohydrate such as pasta will make endless tasty meals.
A tasty and simple option is also OK on busy days – and that’s where Easy Bean ready meals come in. Our nutritious meals are very versatile and have both meat and vegetarian options. They re very filling and quick to prepare which is important for hungry teenagers.

Happy studying!