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Veganuary 2020

Veganuary 2020

It’s the time of year again for which January is fast becoming known for and now getting a name change for – Veganuary! And what better time to try out a new way of plant-based eating (recently ruled as an ethical belief) than following the Christmas indulgence we find ourselves emerging from in January.  Veganuary is the not for profit organisation that’s trying to change the world by challenging the nation to plant-based eating for a month. If you’ve started your Veganuary journey, or you simply want to make some plant-based swaps in 2020 then look no further than the Merchant Gourmet range to help make those swaps quick and easy. Here are our top products that can help you in 2020:

  1. Puy Lentils

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Puy lentils have a lot of special qualities that make them your perfect partner for plant-based eating! High in both fibre & protein, they also count as one portion counts as one of your five a day and have a firm meaty texture which is a great alternative in many meat dishes. Simply add to a rich tomato sauce to create your own ragu.


  1. Chestnut Puree

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Chestnut puree is the perfect replacement for cream, milk and cheese in many recipes. You can quickly mix with other ingredients into soups, gravy, white sauces and in delicious desserts such as mousse, cake, cookies and even custard! You get both creaminess and a rich depth of flavour – winner!


  1. Aromatic Persian Style Quinoa & Lentils

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These Aromatic Persian Style Quinoa & Lentils are made with traditional ingredients including kibbled onions and raisins and a mix of quinoa and lentils, Persian-Style Quinoa & Lentils give a truly delicious and satisfying taste of the Middle East. Great for on the go when you don’t have much time to pull together a lunch, simply mix with cucumber, spinach, carrot ribbons and top with tahini for a tasty lunch time treat


  1. Polenta

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This lesser used ingredient made from cornmeal works great as a gluten alternative to flour and oats. There’s lots of great things to be done with plant-based polenta recipes and it is great for acting as a binding and coating agent in plant based recipes as a replacement for egg in vegan meat balls, fritters, falafel and cake!


  1. Tomatoey French Puy & Green Lentils

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These delicious Puy and green lentils have been delicately flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes to make a tasty base which can be used in many salads and as a straight swap for ragu recipes. For those in hurry at lunch or breakfast, simply use these tasty lentils as a baked bean swap on baked potatoes, breakfast pots and lots more!