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April 25th, 2019

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Good news for Londoners! Or indeed, anyone visiting the capital – our new Easy Bean range of crackers is available in several upmarket spots. You can buy them at Wholefoods Market in High Street Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Richmond and Stoke Newington.

Handmade with different pulse flours, they are gluten-free, dairy-free and use only 100% natural ingredients. They have a crunchy texture and earthy flavours with a hint of sweetness that makes them great with cheese, hummus and other dips. Or just on their own - they really are very tasty indeed.

So next time you’re in Swingin’ London, why not swing by one of the Wholefoods Markets and snap up some Easy Bean crackers!



Hurrah for the long weekend!

April 19th, 2019

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Easter is almost upon us - a time for chocolate eggs, bunnies and flowers. What’s not to like?

For Christians it’s a celebration of Jesus rising from the dead three days after his crucifixion. The resurrection is a symbol of hope and new beginnings.

But originally it was a pagan festival, named after the goddess Eostre, according to the Venerable Bede, an English monk writing in Latin during the eighth century.

In most other European countries the word for Easter is derived from the Hebrew for Passover – ‘paques’ in French and ‘pasqua’ in Spanish, for example.

Either way, it’s a nice break before the serious enjoyment of summer gets under way. So yes, chocolates all round this weekend, back to healthy eating next week!
Have a lovely Easter everyone.



Made in Somerset - a great day out

April 10th, 2019

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We’re so excited to announce that we will be taking part in Made in Somerset, a fundraising Artisan Shopping Event on Saturday, May 4.

The day will run from 10am - 4pm and will raise money for Etatu, a local charity which aims to educate and improve the lives of children Msambweni, Kenya.

Made in Somerset will take place at ACEarts Gallery and The Parish Rooms, Market Place, Somerton TA11 7LX and, as well as Artisan Food producers, there will be stallholders selling jewellery, ceramics, stationery, gifts and more. Lunches will be available from 12 noon - there’s really no excuse not to spend the whole day at this fabulous event.

We’ll see you there!



Gluten-free goodness

April 4th, 2019

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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.

https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/



All the fun of the Fair - and the Festival!

March 29th, 2019

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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.
https://www.quedamshopping.co.uk/pages/yeovil-vegan-market

Made in Somerset, Somerton, Saturday, 4 May.
http://www.somerton.co.uk/events/made-in-somerset-2/

Shaftesbury Food Festival, Sunday, 12 May.
http://shaftesburyfestival.co.uk

Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Monday, 27 May.
https://www.sherbornecountryfair.com

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show,Wednesday, 14 August.
https://www.gillshaftshow.co.uk

Frome Cheese Show, Saturday, 14 September.
https://www.fromecheeseshow.co.uk

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, Saturday, 14 - Sunday 15 September.
https://www.cheesefestival.co.uk

Abergavenny Food Festival, Saturday, 21 - Sunday 22 September.
https://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com



Spring into action!

March 21st, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!