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What’s in our May Box?

There are so many delicious things to try!

Welcome to the MAY edition of the Vegan Larder box (AKA the first box we’re sending out to our lucky very first customers!!)  and along with some yummy snacks and treats, there are some very special products that will give some zip and zing to everyday recipes which we hope you’ll love!

Our mission is to make vegan cooking and eating delicious, easy and fun.

Each month we will bring you a delightful box, straight to your door, of incredible kitchen cupboard products (like African cooking sauces and seasonings), healthy and naughty-ish treats, drinks and some snacks. (Oh. and probably, almost certainly some chocolate!) 

We’re constantly on the look out (erm.. doing lots of tasting!) to find smaller, ethical brands and taking hard work out of finding these delicious goodies, which we will then ship to you so you too can discover the yummy, wonderful world of vegan food. 

We are super excited about getting our first subscription box out to you. Read on below to find out what’s in the first box… and to discover some recipe ideas to make with them! 

Included in the May Box! 

inSpiral Salted Caramel coconut pecks

A sweet caramel snack that has little kicks of salt that really bring out snacker in us! The Inspiral coconut peckas  mimics traditional jerky, using young coconut, and with it’s subtle chewy/crunchy texture is totally moreish.

Nibble protein bites – Sour Cherry with a hint of Orange

These snacks are low GI, low sugar, high protein and have an even higher yum-factor! Perfect as part of breakfast bowl with fruit and non-dairy yogurt, or use as a snack on the go.  Chop them up for a delicious addition to a smoothie bowl! 

NIbble protein bites in a smoothie bowl

Lockhart Martin cocoa, orange and assam tea infusion

A gorgeously rich yet refreshing drink made from cocoa bean husk.  We love how this totally nails our hot chocolate cravings.

Pana Chocolate

This company makes gorgeous raw chocolate bars which are a brilliant way to get your chocolate fix. Made from fairtrade and organic cocoa beans, you can only feel good eating this silky flavourful chocolate! We love the different flavours that are available. In fact, we loved them so much we couldn’t choose which to send you, instead, you get a lucky dip. Tell us what you got and if you liked it?! 

Innate Beetroot Squares

We love a salty, crunchy snack, but as much as we love crisps, they just aren’t the greatest thing to eat. These delicious bites not only look pretty, but are nutritionally balanced, tast amazing and will give you an energy boost! We particularly love the resealable pack, so you can try to stop at just one square (if you have better willpower than we do!)

Miso from Miso Tasty

We’re obsessed with Miso at The Vegan Larder, and this is our favourite brand! We use it in everything, from risottos where it adds a yummy umami depth that is usually achieved with parmesan cheese, to dips and stir fries! We consider Miso to be one of our staple storecupboard ingredients and hope you love cooking with it as much as we do!

Try it in these recipes:

Miso & Rosemary White Bean Dip

Miso Delicious Stir Fry

Golden Butternut & Crispy Sage Risotto

Zim’s Tribe African cooking sauce

This flavourful sauce, cooked with love, will jazz up any dish, from lentils, beans, salads, stews or marinades. Rich and deep flavours from Africa which you won’t forget in a hurry.  

We love this so much, especially mixed in with lentils for a deliciously spicy pasta topping (see recipe below!) We can’t wait to try it as a marinade for tofu too!

Clearspring Ume Shiso seasoning

Bright & zesty with a beautiful colour, this Japanese condiment will bring flavour and life to any salad, stir-fry, dip or tofu marinade. 

Our new favourite way to use this delicious condiment is as a substitute for lemon in a Tabbouleh salad!

Find the recipe here: Tangy Tabbouleh Salad

Zim's Tribe Spicy Lentil Pasta

A delicious & unusual spicy topping for spaghetti or other pasta. Perfect for jazzing up your mid-week supper!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: african, Italian, Vegan
Servings: 3
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer
Ingredients
  • 1 jar Zim's Tribe Medium Marinade
  • 500 grams cooked lentils either tinned or some you have pre-cooked yourself.
  • 400 g spaghetti
  • A sprinkle of green herbs to serve
Instructions
  1. Put the spaghetti into boiling water & cook as per the instructions. 

  2. Meanwhile, in a pan, gently heat the lentils with the sauce. 

  3. Serve the pasta with the lentils piled over.  Add some fresh herbs to serve. 

Recipe Notes

This would be amazing with some green peas or kale chopped through too! 

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