This week, we had a meeting with Nathan, our NPD chef, who is responsible for creating all of our plant based meals including our delicious vegan lasagne and spicy Korean Tofu Noodles that you've been enjoying.
We first began developing our vegan lasagne in June 2020, and we released it in January 2021. We came up with the concept, the recipe, and the packaging for Root Kitchen's Lasagne, as well as the rest of our launch range including the popular Vegan Shepherd's Pie and Tofu Tikka Masala, in just six months.
Life can be hectic (especially if you have a start up food brand!), so what better way to relax than by doing a spot of gardening? With the cost of living increasing, growing some of your own food is an awesome way to reduce your weekly food shopping trips in addition to giving you a creative outlet.
As most of you guys who are signed up to our newsletter will know, we are right in the middle of developing 10 new dishes for our menu. Growing up my mum used to dish up the most amazing, luxurious Mac & Cheese to my brother and I and when it was passed on to me and quickly became a go to quick dinner for my two kids.
Yay! Summer is finally here (for a few days at least) so we thought we'd share this super simple Vegan and Gluten Free Blueberry Ice Lolly recipe to keep you all cool. Using only 3 ingredients and taking only 5 minutes to prepare its so easy that even the least natural people (me) can make these vegan lollies easily.
To be honest, before joining my wife's family business I had no experience of the food industry, so until I started chatting to Rishma about developing a new range of vegan meals I pretty much underestimated the amount of effort required to bring a product to market.
If your old man is anything like mine, he'll probably laugh at the concept of a vegan dinner and mock you for being environmentally conscious (past compulsory recycling and having an allotment at the end of the garden). I'm envious of you if this isn't the case!
To pack in the most nutrients, people tell you that you should be buying fresh fruits and vegetables, which makes sense. Obviously, eating food that has just been picked from the garden is the dream, but in reality, most people don't have the time or green fingers to devote the time and work required to keep on top of a garden. However, did you know that studies show that frozen food is actually often healthier than fresh food?