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The Nation’s Top 5 Dishes Made Plant-based

The Nation’s Top 5 Dishes Made Plant-based

Here at Merchant Gourmet we’re on a mission to help as many people as possible discover the true pleasure of plant-based food and eat less meat.

Through recent research we conducted, we found that 25% of Brits are not sure how to make vegetables the focus point of the meal and 50% of Brits would swap their favourite meaty comfort food dish for a plant-based option if they enjoyed it*.

For those who have an appetite for change and want to join us on our mission, we want to keep things easy with simple recipes and simple ingredients that come straight from Mother Nature, because we believe that eating food that is better for your health and better for the planet shouldn’t be at the expense of time or taste.

Together with passionate plant-based chef and influencer, Gaz Oakley, we have curated easy, plant-based alternatives to the nation’s favourite dishes. So for all those looking to cut down on meat in a simple, delicious way, sit down for lentil Shepherd’s Pie and stand up for the environment because every meat free meal helps save the planet!
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1 Roast Dinner

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You don’t have to give up your Sunday roast to eat plant-based meals throughout the weekend. Lentils are the perfect main ingredient for the main part of a roast dinner, simple to use and they pack a mighty punch of protein. Gaz Oakley’s Lentil Roast recipe is definitely one you need to try this weekend!

2. Lasagne

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The lentils add a nutty, rich flavour and meaty texture to the base of this lasagne. Make double the ragu so you can either freeze it for another day or add it to pasta later in the week.

3. Puy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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This Lentil Shepherd’s Pie recipe by Gaz Oakley smashes the flavour factor, is super simple to make and is one of the nations most loved dishes. Swapping mince for lentils is a quick and easy way to eat more plant-based meals without feeling like you’re compromising on taste or time.


4. Puy Lentil Curry

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Curry night has to be one of the best nights of the week right? If you want a plant-based alternative the popular chicken curry, then this lentil curry recipe by Gaz Oakley is definitely for you! Lentils carry the spicy flavours perfectly and are full of protein and fibre.

5. Bolognese

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This lentil ragu is full of flavour with the roast tomatoes are sweet and soft, the canned tomatoes provide the base, and the sun-dried tomatoes and nutty lentils add the essential ‘meatiness’.

* See for reference: https://www.merchant-gourmet.com/our-blog/post/partnerhip-with-gaz-oakley-announced/