Grape & Fig
Like so many catering companies, Grape & Fig have been forced to pivot their business as a result of the pandemic – and the best bit about that is, you no longer need to be putting on a party for all your friends and family to enjoy one of their renowned grazing platters. Their new graze box comes delivered straight to your door, and includes a selection of antipasti, cheese, olives and so much more – plus, starting at just £30, they’re pretty good value when it comes to splurging on something special right now.
Simply Seedz porridge, sold in carton or pots, is available in a variety of flavours, including apricot and cranberry; apple and cinnamon; dark chocolate and ginger; date and apricot; and plain. All contain a mixture of jumbo and rolled oats, and are packed with plenty of dried fruit, with each pot containing only five ingredients. Simply add hot water or milk, stir and leave for two minutes before eating.
Available from SimplySeedz.co.uk
Feast Box Recipe Box
Globally inspired recipe box Feast Box is designed to help you expand your repertoire of exotic recipes. With plenty of healthy dishes to choose from each week, there’s something for everyone — including exciting vegan and vegetarian combinations that show off the versatility of plant-based ingredients like tofu, jackfruit and lentils. Expect to find ingredients like Peruvian aji amarillo peppers, fresh curry leaves, galangal, sichuan pepper, okra and more, inside.
Available from FeastBox.co.uk
Just in time for Pancake Day, these new griddle mixes from one of our favourite bakery brands will help you whip up fluffy, golden pancakes in a flash. If time is really of the essence, don’t be afraid to opt for their pancakes which are designed to go straight in the toaster – or one of their frozen waffles if you prefer.
Available from WeAreGriddle.com
GRUBie Home Delivery App
A new home delivery service born out of the pandemic will be launching in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Northampton at the end of January, before rolling out to the rest of the UK in the spring. GRUBie hopes to transform the takeaway market, working with home cooks to deliver meals at the click of a button – perfect for those looking for a delicious, home cooked meal without having to make it themselves.
Visit GRUBie.co.uk to find out more
Good Canteen Snacks
Good Canteen’s mission is to deliver the very best selection of curated treats direct to your door, all of which have been designed to target different ‘food swings’ at four key points in the day – 11am, 3pm, 5pm and 9pm. Working as a subscription service, the selection will change on a monthly basis, with every box including drinks and snacks for five working days, with added extras such as herbal teas, fresh ginger and turmeric, and even scented candles.
Available from GoodCanteen.co.uk
These new Turmeric & Beetroot Immunity Health Pods, which contain functional, plant-based ingredients to help support the immune system, can be used in Nespresso machines to make healthy, hot drinks. Enriched with prebiotic plant fibre, amino acids and vitamins C, D and E, each pod contains half your recommended daily dose (RDA) of vitamin C and D and 83% of your vitamin E, which should help reduce tiredness and fatigue – plus, they’re caffeine-free.
Available from RejuvenationWater.com
Have you ever wondered how chefs get so much flavour into what they cook, or how they make what’s on the plate look so good? The answer lies in the likes of purées, oils, brines, cures, preserves and marinades – simple elements you can easily recreate in your own kitchen. This definitive new cookbook for ambitious home cooks gives you the tools to create restaurant standard food in your own home. Revealing the secret hacks used by some of the UK’s finest chefs to elevate their dishes, you’ll find inclusions from the co-founder and head chef at Koya, Shuko Oda and the Galvin brothers.
Available from Shop.GreatBritishChefs.com
Cake or Death Brownies
These fudgy, indulgent and moreish brownies come from a bakery in East London and are available to order online for hassle-free delivery through your letterbox. Beautifully packaged in pink leopard print, consider it a luxury treat – although they also happen to be vegan. Choose from classic sea salt or peanut butter flavours, or – if you’re feeling decadent – the Biscoff flavour with broken biscuits and gooey Biscoff spread.
Available from CakeOrDeath.net
Nim's Edible Teas
This loose-leaf edible tea range is made using a nutritious combination of air-dried fruit and vegetables. When steeped in hot water, intense aromas fill the room and, once the tea has been enjoyed, the fruit left behind is fully rehydrated and ready to eat. Alternatively, enjoy these rehydrated fruits on top of porridge or yoghurt.
Available from NimsFruitCrisps.com
New 'no-nasties' brand Strp’d has launched an innovative flour-alternative – Tigernut flour – which comes stripped of all nasties, gluten, nuts, dairy and refined sugar. Tigernuts aren't actually nuts, they're nutrient-dense tubers, and it’s their tiger-like stripes which give them their name. Unlike other alternative flours, you can replace it for regular flour in most recipes but because it has a naturally sweet taste, Strp'd recommend halving the amount of sugar/sweetener to make every bake healthier.
Available from Strpd.com
Rollasnax Trail Mix
British granola makers Rollagranola have launched three new vegan and gluten-free trail mixes. Each pack is loaded with high-quality glazed nuts, spices and seeds to create a mix of sweet, salty, peppery and savoury flavours. Great for a nutrient dense WFH snack or a daily walk pick-me-up.
Available from RollaGranola.com
Cru8 Keto Bagels
Award-winning British brand Cru8, which produces a range of nutrient-dense, superfood-rich breads and bakes, has launched a new grain-free, organic, low net carb (4g), high fibre (10g), high protein (8g), keto, vegan sesame seed bagel. Good for your gut, as well as a decent source of vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium and manganese, this is the healthy way to do carbs.
Available from Cru8Foods.co.uk
Miso Tasty Tofu
Fans of this brand will already know they always deliver on taste – we love their miso paste – and now they’ve launched craft tofu. Available in both firm (for stir fries, pan fries and bakes) and soft varities (for curries, soups and scrambles), it's made using the highest quality ingredients, plus there’s no need to press or drain it – just toss it straight into the pan and cook.
Available from MisoTasty.com