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Gluten-free goodness

April 4th, 2019


Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction of the immune system to gluten - a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When someone with coeliac disease eats gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the lining of the small intestine

Although there are currently several potential drugs for ceoliac disease in development, there’s only one treatment for now: follow a gluten-free diet.

Once you have eliminated gluten from your diet, your intestinal lining should begin to heal and other complications, such as skin problems, fatigue, headaches and malnutrition should also begin to resolve.

It’s difficult to eradicate gluten from your diet - it’s found in so many staples of the food cupboard. It takes a fair amount of research and practice before you can expect to get it right and get rid of all gluten.

Several Easy Bean products are gluten-free, such as our Chickpea Crispbreads – we hope they help.


All the fun of the Fair - and the Festival!

March 29th, 2019


We will be taking our produce to a whole range of Festivals and Fairs 2019 and we hope to see as many customers, old and new, as possible. We also hope for sunny days!

Catch us if you can:

Yeovil Vegan Market, Yeovil, Saturday, 27 April.

Made in Somerset, Somerton, Saturday, 4 May.

Shaftesbury Food Festival, Sunday, 12 May.

Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Monday, 27 May.

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show,Wednesday, 14 August.

Frome Cheese Show, Saturday, 14 September.

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, Saturday, 14 - Sunday 15 September.

Abergavenny Food Festival, Saturday, 21 - Sunday 22 September.

Spring into action!

March 21st, 2019


Spring is in the air – it’s March 21st and it’s official! We can now say goodbye to winter and hello to sunshine and showers, daffodils and new born lambs.

We love this time of year down here in the south west where we make the Easy Bean range of tasty meals and snacks using all natural ingredients.

Of course although it’s spring here but it’s the opposite on the other side of the equator where many of our exotic recipes come from.

So if anyone is reading this in the southern hemisphere, have a lovely autumn!

Join our happy band

March 15th, 2019


We need a new team member. We are looking to recruit a “hands-on” Bakery Supervisor to join our small friendly team at our NEW bakery in Mudford, near Yeovil. If you have food production experience, preferably in the baking industry and enjoy working with people and managing a team, then you could be just the person we need.

We are a small innovative company determined to give beans the culinary status they deserve. We believe in creating food that is as delicious as it is healthy and that eating a balanced diet of wholesome natural food makes good sense.

For more information get in touch at hello@easybean.co.uk

March of the women!

March 8th, 2019


Here at Easy Bean we have several women playing important roles producing our range of delicious snack foods.

So we’ve been celebrating International Women’s day just like many others around the world!

It’s way of honouring the contribution women make in many fields from the arts to science, sports and business which often goes unnoticed. Not forgetting, of course those who ensure the success of future generations by raising children.

We like to think our founder, Christina Baskerville, is something of a role model. She grew up on a farm later worked in tropical agriculture before going on to make a success of Easy Bean – showing what a perseverance can achieve.

International Women’s Day started at the beginning of the 20th century and is now recognised in many countries. The mimosa is often used as its symbol.

So happy Women’s Day from Christina and the rest of us at Easy Bean!

Happy St David’s Day!

March 1st, 2019


The daffodils are beginning to bloom, just in time to celebrate St David’s Day.

It’s the first occasion in the year when we Britons celebrate one of our patron saints and marks the date of St David’s supposed death in the sixth century.

The patron saint of Wales - Dewi Sant in Welsh - was born on the south-west coast of Wales, near where the city of St Davids is today.

Easy Bean HQ isn’t too far from the bridge which crosses the Bristol Channel to Wales – and we wish our Welsh friends a happy day.

Legend has it that St David and his monks ploughed fields by hand and only ate leeks and drank water.

Mind you, that was before Easy Bean came along - perhaps he would have been tempted by something from our range!

The moon - food for thought

February 22nd, 2019


This week’s supermoon - the biggest and brightest full moon of the year - has reminded us of the beauty of nature even in the wee small hours.
But its wonder of nature may have been lost on some of our ancestors, who were too busy staying alive at this time of year to spend much time wistfully gazing into the night sky. February’s full moon is called the hunger moon as it marks the time of year that food could run out while, at the same time, bad weather made could make finding fresh supplies difficult. Add to that the cold and you had a battle for survival on your hands.
A supermoon happens when the moon’s orbit brings it closer to Earth than other times. We have already had a January supermoon and we can look forward to another in March! Amateur stargazers can also get a good look at Mars and Uranus in the night sky and, luckily, we don’t face the same fight for survival as our ancestors so it’s easy enough to head indoors and pop a warming Easy Bean meal in the microwave!

Love is in the air!

February 14th, 2019


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Enjoy music -  and dancing - and love - and romance.
Then, when you fancy a snack, our quick office poll suggests that our Chickpea Crispbread crackers, Seeds & Black Pepper, is the romantic choice for lunch or an early evening meal.
Simply add slivers of salmon, a dollop of sour cream and a sparkling of chopped chives.
That is love. And actually, colleagues at work or friends should be able to share the joy as well so don’t hold back. Take some crispbreads into work if you like.

Enjoy a night in with warming Easy Bean meals

February 8th, 2019


Beat the February blues by enjoying a vegetarian feast using Easy Bean meals - delicious one-pot bean-based meals which can be eaten on their own or mixed with other ingredients to make a delicious spread.

Easy Bean pots are based on classic dishes from around the world and are now more available than ever in stores across the UK.

And, as February’s weather chills the bones, our bean maestro Christina Baskerville offers the perfect antidote. She says: “My meals are delicious, filling and warming. They are the perfect ingredient for a night in with friends or family.”

Here are a few suggestions:

New Mexican Chilli: Red beans with sweet peppers, tomatoes and spiked with the jalapeño chilli.

Serve in tortillas with sour cream and avocado.

Moroccan Tagine: Pictured above. Slow-cooked chickpeas, Mediterranean vegetables, apricots and spices.

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

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

Add rice, chutney and coriander leaves for a feast

Christina adds: “Customers like the authenticity of our products - Easy Bean is the creator of the concept of one pot meals, each recipe is hand prepared, then cooked in small batches in our own kitchen offering the best health credentials of any meal pot.”

Feed the birds!

January 31st, 2019


This Sunday, February 3, is Feed the Birds Day, a reminder that our feathered friends could do with  little help at this time of the year - and particularly at the moment - when it is generally cold, damp and possibly even snowy.

It also the time when food is scarce, frozen on the ground or hidden under the snow. So get out your bird feeder and give them a boost. Easy Beaners love all things seeds and nuts and so do birds.

Also – it will give you a chance to get into birdwatching, a really lovely and rewarding hobby.

Once you have made an effort to put out a little something, get into the habit until spring comes. Seeds are the best food for birds at this time of year, as they offer a high energy food source. Breads don’t offer nearly as much energy, but will do in a pinch.

And when you’ve done it, tweet about it!