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Meal Pots relaunched - looking and tasting good!

February 28th, 2021

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Our pioneering chilled one-pot meals are set for a relaunch in 2021 with new and improved recipes and eye-catching packaging.
Christina Baskerville, the owner and creator of Easy Bean, said: “We pioneered the concept of a complete meal in a pot in 2008 taking our inspiration from rustic cuisine from around the world and the beans and pulses typical of the region.
“This original range has certainly stood the test of time with very few changes being made. However, as people increasingly have a greater understanding of the health benefits of pulses and demand more plant-based foods we felt that it was the right time to tweak a few recipes and simplify the range to appeal to a broader audience including those following a vegan or vegetarian diet or for those just looking for a more convenient way to enjoy more veg and pulses”
The chilled meals are prepared at our Somerset production kitchen. Slowly cooked in small batches, chunky veg and nutritious pulses are infused with fresh herbs and spices.
The ingredients are 100% natural and all recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free.
The packaging has also been refreshed with new foodie illustrations and product descriptors focusing on the hero ingredients. Serving suggestions are included.
Our meals continue to be packed in a microwaveable and recyclable or reusable plastic pot. The sleeve is made from sustainable card and fully recyclable.
As well as our ever-expanding range of stockists, the new range can be bought directly from us.
4 x 320g per case RRP £3.99



Happy Burns Night

January 25th, 2021

Tonight’s the night for haggis, whisky and poetry!

Enjoy your Burns Night and, if you aren’t a meat eater, how about a haggis featuring one of our favourite pulses - the lovely lentil?

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-haggis



New year, new-look - and taste - meal pots!

January 20th, 2021

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Our pioneering chilled one-pot meals have new and improved recipes and eye-catching packaging.

Christina Baskerville, our Queen of Beans, says:  “We pioneered the concept of a complete meal in a pot in 2008, taking our inspiration from rustic cuisine from around the world and the beans and pulses typical of the region.

“This original range has certainly stood the test of time with very few changes being made. However, as people increasingly have a greater understanding of the health benefits of pulses and demand more plant based foods we felt that it was the right time to tweak a few recipes and simplify the range to appeal to a broader audience, including those following a vegan or vegetarian diet or for those just looking for a more convenient way to enjoy more veg and pulses.”

The chilled meals are prepared in our Somerset production kitchen. Slowly cooked in small batches, chunky veg and nutritious pulses are infused with fresh herbs and spices. All the ingredients are 100% natural and all recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free.

The packaging has also been refreshed with new foodie illustrations and product descriptors focusing on the hero ingredients. Serving suggestions are given.

The meals continue to be packed in a microwaveable and recyclable or reusable plastic pot. The sleeve is made from sustainable card and fully recyclable.

We’d love to hear what our customers think of the new taste and new look meals.



Thank you

December 29th, 2020

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As 2020 draws to a close we want to say a heartfelt thank you to our customers and also to retailers up and down the country who have pulled out the stops this year.

We have been kept very busy in the Easy Bean kitchens and we are grateful for this.

We look ahead to better times for everyone in 2021.



Looking ahead to longer nights!

December 21st, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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