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Bays Kitchen produce tasty FODMAP food perfect for those with IBS

Are you looking for a sauces, chutneys or soups which contain no dairy and no eggs? then Bay’s Kitchen food is the perfect solution as not only are there sauces dairy free, but is gluten free and FODMAP friendly.

What is FODMAP though you might ask?

FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, which are short chain carbohydrates (sugars) that the small intestine absorbs poorly. Some people experience digestive distress after eating them.

Low-FODMAP diets can provide remarkable benefits for many people with common digestive disorders. Simply FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates found in certain foods, including wheat and beans.

Many foods that contain FODMAPs are considered very healthy and some FODMAPs function like healthy prebiotic fibers, supporting your friendly gut bacteria. Therefore, people who can tolerate these types of carbs should not avoid them.

Bay’s Kitchen produce award winning low FODMAP sauces and chutneys which is suitable for all with diet issues and for those who might be suffering with IBS. Bay’s Kitchen healthy produce is not just a healthy source to have stored in your cupboards but they are also a great way to cook some easy quick tasty meals for example with their Korma you can make a vegetarian one or if you like meat a chicken korma.

I was gifted a few of their sauces from Bay’s Kitchen to try on a press related basis to show me that you don’t always have to have dairy or egg within produce to make it tasty.

Bay’s Kitchen

Founder Bay Burdett of Bay’s Kitchen produce award winning low FODMAP produce which ideal for people with IBS plus those who are vegan and who are gluten tolerant.

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Dietly don’t need sugar or carbs anymore

With us all being more greener and shifting to being vegetarian or vegan you might wonder what treats could we still enjoy. Well thanks to Dietly they have put together a range of tasty boxes which contain snacks and drinks which contain no sugar and are healthier for us all.

However did you know that if you are vegetarian or vegan that getting protein in your diet is not that easy. However a well-planned diet can provide them with all the nutrients needed. Having a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet will provide all of the nutrients you need though.

What should vegetarians or vegans look at consuming to make sure they are getting the nutrients they need for their body and wellbeing?

Here is a list of all the vital ingredients anyone should add to their diet, not just vegetarians and vegans.

  • Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Soy Milk
  • Nuts, Nut Butters, Chia Seeds and Other Seeds

With a Keto box by Dietly or any of their other boxes you can get all of the above within your diet.

I was kindly gifted one of Dietly Keto boxes to show me that sugary snacks can be easily replaced with healthy snacks and drinks and still taste just as good.

Dietly

Dietly is set up to provide those who are looking for healthier snacks for their diet, so ditch those sugary snacks and drinks and check out their healthy tasty boxes.

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Food for a vegan picnic

With the end of Summer looming over us and the temperature rising one final time, what’s better than a picnic in a park but a vegan one?

The best vegan picnic foods are those that are easy to eat and don’t deteriorate quickly when out of the fridge. Now all we can do is pray that the rain keeps away.

Courtesy of Gifta I was gifted a selection of vegan picnic food products to show that even vegans can have a great picnic during National Picnic Month as it’s not all about sausage rolls.

Gifta

Gifta helps companies resource influencers to help promote and spread the word about products. Saving companies resources and time. They take care of the influencer selection, outreach, management, product shipment and reporting. Gifta takes all the logistical pain away to provide an efficient and cost effective solution for all of your products.

Gifta latest campaign has been helping those businesses who sell vegan food which is perfect for staying in or going out but even more so for picnics as it is National Picnic Month.

The vegan companies which they are helping push the word out at present is:

  • Gosh
  • Taste and Glory
  • The Baker
  • No1 Living Drinks

Vegan picnic time

The suns out with his hat on so it’s time to grab my picnic hamper and load with vegan food and pop on down to the beach.

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Sheese I can’t believe it’s not cheese

Vegans can now enjoy the taste of cheese which is not made from dairy but still tastes exactly like cheese thanks to artisan makers of Sheese.

Did you know? that non-dairy cheese originated from China back in the 16th century, which was made using fermented tofu or whole soy. Since then home made vegan cheese evolved and many ingredients are used such as nuts, soy milk, and soy yogurt. Around the late 90s vegan cheese became popular in the commercial field. Within the 00’s a number of different types of vegan cheeses such as mozzarella, cheddar, etc. became available.

Courtesy of Sheese via Gifta I was gifted a few packs to try out and I was highly surprised by the quality, look, texture and taste of all the cheeses.

Sheese

Back in 1988 Sheese was founded by Debs, Frans, Guy and Mark who each are intolerant to dairy products. They bring to the UK an array of award winning Scottish vegan cheeses. All of their dairy free vegan cheeses are a healthy cheese alternative, perfect for people with plant based diets and people with dietary restrictions like lactose intolerance. All are gluten, dairy, lactose & animal free, and certified Vegan & Kosher (Pareve).

Years of research, development and production was involved to bring original, traditional cheeses, from taste to texture, to our tables. Their new range of vegan cheese is made from coconut oil, and doesn’t contain Hydrogenated Fat or Palm Oil. Their soya comes from an IP Source, and is made from the best quality, clean, dehulled soybean seeds as GMO is an important issue to us, and all of their ingredients they use are sourced as non-GMO.

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JimJams chocolate spread and Griddle mix makes for the perfect pancake

It’s Shrove Tuesday or as many of us call it PANCAKE DAY. So out comes my pancake pan ready to cook some pancakes. There are so many recipes out on the web and in cook books on how to make pancakes but if you are looking for the perfect chocolate chip pancake Griddle pre made pancake mix is the solution. Plus for that extra indulgent add more chocolate on your pancakes with JimJams plant based, gluten free and low in sugar chocolate spreads.

Courtesy of Griddle, JimJams and Sunny PR I was gifted a few samples to make my 2021 pancake day that extra chocately and special.

JimJams and Griddle

JimJams

Kellie and Kevin wanted an alternative healthier treat for their children and so it became their mission to create a chocolate spread that tasted fantastic yet contained a lot less sugar than leading brands (83% less sugar to be precise!) and so JimJams was born.

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Home-X restaurant quality food at home just warm up and serve

With winter coming and Christmas we all start to think of the festivities and the lovely restaurants we can dine at with friends and family but with so many lockdowns throughout the UK due to the pandemic it is becoming impossible. So HOME-X has come up with a superb selection of home delivered quality drink and prepared food which can be enjoyed easily at home, just warm up and serve so you can stay safe at home but still have that extra special treat with your loved ones.

I had the pleasure of enjoying on a courtesy basis all five of HOME-X specially prepared DIY restaurant boxes to enjoy within the comfort of my own home.

HOME-X

HOME-X is founded by Chef Nico of Six by Nico restaurants. He now brings this service home delivered with drink and restaurant quality food.

The team of HOME-X mission is simple to deliver quality food, drink and lifestyle experiences which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. 

Why? as with so many lockdowns and restrictions of us getting out and about to dine at restaurants this 2020 he wanted to bring a restaurant dining experience which can be easily enjoyed at home!

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Pure Heavenly Chocolate which is dairy free

Are you like me and just love chocolate and can’t stop eating it? Heavenly Chocolate is not like any other chocolate though you might of had as their chocolate is dairy FREE. Plus their chocolate is plant based, with no dairy, no gluten, no wheat, no soy and less than 2% sugar making it the perfect chocolate bar for vegans and those with a dairy intolerance.

Courtesy of Pure Heavenly Chocolate I was gifted a few of their bars to taste at home and they were truly heavenly.

Pure Heavenly Chocolate

Pure Heavenly Chocolate founder Stephen Conway wanted to produce a chocolate bar that was free of dairy and sugar but not compromising on taste.

After many months of experimentation and loads of advice from various chocolatiers, Pure Heavenly was born!

Pure Heavenly Chocolate is vegan friendly, all plant based, and totally free from dairy, gluten, wheat, soy, and GMO ingredients. It is also free of palm oil, so it’s better for the environment.

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Aloha 65 spirit up your Christmas

This Christmas add Aloha 65 to your 65 festive tipples, ok maybe not 65 but if you are looking for a spirit which is sweet but yet fiery then this spirit is for you. Aloha 65 is made with pineapples but gives a punch of spice, ginger and scotch bonnet chilli’s.

On a courtesy basis thanks to Aloha 65 I was gifted another bottle, this time their special limited edition bottle which features a young lady skiing. This time I got a little more festive and made some of Aloha 65 wintery tipples as well as coming up with my own special Christmas creation, Rudolph’s Kiss.

Aloha 65

Stephen Thorp is the founder of Aloha 65. Aloha 65 is a complex infused spirit that is beautifully, naturally and carefully made over a month using six fresh, raw ingredients including fresh pineapple, lemon, ginger, scotch bonnet chilli and two other carefully selected herbs and spices. No colourants, flavourings or refined sugar are used in the production process. The fresh ingredients are macerated and then simply steeped lazily in a neutral grain spirit in separate containers and slowly infuse the alcohol until the flavours are just so. After a month or so, when nature has done her work, the six distillates are blended together to create the beautifully balanced finished product. Aloha 65 is all-natural, vegan and 27% ABV.

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SXOLLIE single varietal cider

I am a cider drinker and I could drink it all day, and even more so now after enjoying SXOLLIE ciders as they are so delicious. They produce three single varietal ciders which means they only use one type of apple per bottle. To me cider is better than beer as cider it is much lighter than beer. Beer is made from malted barley whilst cider is made from fermented apple juice making it less gassy and easier to drink.

On a PR basis I was kindly given their variety of cider to taste at home.

SXOLLIE

Founded in 2014 Laura & Karol lovers of cider set up and pioneered their own cider company. They wanted to make cider more than your first drink of summer but your first drink of the night and any time of year. 

They produce clean refreshing cider from apples we all know and love (Golden Delicious, Granny Smith & Cripps Pink) giving that taste of apples, not just the sugar as their ciders are single varietal ciders. SXOLLIE single varietal cider means only one type of apple is used per bottle.

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Shuro Shirin healthy Persian food at home cook from frozen

Never having Persian food before I was excited to discover Shuro Shirin who sell healthy Persian food. All of their food comes delivered frozen and can be cooked instantly from frozen so no need to defrost making lunch and dinner easy peasy.

Courtesy of Shuro Shirin I was gifted some PR sample of their produce to enjoy at home.

Shuro Shirin

Coming from Persia and living in the UK founders of Shuro Shirin soon discovered that it was hard to buy Persian dishes anywhere. So with that Shuro Shirin was born giving people creative tasty healthy Persian food which can be enjoyed at home.

Shuro Shirin serve a variety of nutritious, authentic & delicious Persian food that can easily be cooked at home but more importantly be part of your balanced diet.

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